Today’s Anniversary: Wisconsin

It's May 29, and Wisconsin became a state on this date in 1848.  Wisconsin is our neighbor to the north, and some of you might be familiar with the friendly rivalry between Illinois and Wisconsin, particularly when it comes to sports matchups such as the Cubs vs. the Brewers in baseball and the Bears vs. the Packers in football.  In reality, American School loves the state of Wisconsin and visits it for a convention at least once a year.  There's nothing cheesy about the fine education services we provide to students in Dairyland and the 49 other states.  We offer a high school independent study program for credit recovery, a print or online high school diploma program for students in grades 9-12, an accredited middle school program for students in grades 6-8, and individual courses for anyone who wants to take them for personal enrichment.  We offer all of the above at an affordable cost and with exceptional personalized customer service.  With courses and services like those, there's no reason for us to Badger you about enrolling.  Get started today!

American School Closed Monday, February 17

American School will be closed Monday, February 17, in observance of Presidents' Day.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, February 18, and look forward to assisting students in our accredited high school program, accredited middle school program and high school independent study program at that time.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

 

About the Online Counselor Office

Today's blog is about our Online Counselor Office.  The Online Counselor Office is available to school officials who have students enrolled in our middle school and high school independent study program.  Counselors can log into the Online Counselor Office anytime to view their students' records, download final exams, and much more.  We allow for one school code and one password per school, so it is important for school officials to share their information with others on staff so that everyone can have access to the site.  When counselors access the Online Counselor Office, they will see a list of names of their students who are taking our accredited middle school courses or accredited high school courses.  They can click on the name of a particular student and view that student's records.  We are happy to offer this service to counselors who have students in our independent study high school program or middle school program and hope you visit the Online Counselor Office often!

Today’s Special Occasion: Valentine’s Day

It's February 14, and our blog is feeling the love today because it's Valentine's Day.  When we ask our students what they love most about studying with us, some will say our high school independent study program that allows them to graduate on time with their class.  Others like our general high school program or college preparatory program.  Lately, families are enjoying our accredited middle school program, too, but consistently the thing students like best about the American School is that we allow them to work at their own pace.  There's no pressure to keep up with classmates if you're falling behind and no need to slow down if you're mastering concepts that others aren't.  Many people also love that we're a non-profit school that keeps costs to a minimum.  What will you love best?  Enroll today and find out!

Today’s Anniversary: Indiana

It's December 11, and Indiana became a state on this date in 1816.  Since our offices are very close to the Indiana-Illinois border, we have many Hoosiers who work for us.  We also attend at least one convention in Indiana every year and are pleased that so many schools in Indiana use our high school independent study program for their students.  Of course, we're just as happy that many Hoosiers are enrolled in our accredited middle school program and accredited high school program as they work to earn a high school diploma at home.  Whether you live in Indiana or not, we'd love to serve you too.  Enroll today! 

State of Illinois Celebrates Bicentennial

It's December 3, and our home state of Illinois is celebrating 200 years of statehood today.  As Illinois celebrates its bicentennial, we are proud to say that we've been an Illinois business for more than half of that time.  We were founded in Massachusetts in 1897 but moved to Illinois in the early 1900s.  We've stayed here ever since.  In that time, we've served more than three million students through our accredited high school courses and print or online middle school courses.  Some of them wanted to earn a high school diploma at home, while others enrolled as part of a high school independent study program that resulted in them earning a diploma from a resident school.  We're proud to serve students in all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world while being a proud Illinois business at the same time.  No matter where you live, we invite you to enroll today!     

2018 Convention #23: Indiana ISCA Fall Conference

Today's blog contains information about the final convention we're attending in 2018.  We're staying relatively close to home and attending the Indiana School Counselor Association Fall Conference at the Marriott East in Indianapolis.  Stop by table 57 on November 15 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and November 16 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  We'll have information about our high school independent study program, online high school diploma program and correspondence high school diploma program available for counselors.  This year we've attended 23 conventions across the country and have done our best to meet students, parents and counselors at each one of them.  We've already begun planning our 2019 convention schedule, and we're excited to get back on the road early next year.  Thanks for meeting us this year, and if we missed you, we look forward to meeting you in 2019!

2018 Convention #8: ISCA Springfield

In addition to attending the Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati this week, we're attending a convention in our home state as well.  We'll be at the Illinois School Counselor Association Annual Conference in Springfield on April 13.  School counselors are invited to stop by our booth at the Crowne Plaza Springfield to learn more about our middle school and high school independent study courses.  We're happy to share information about our independent study high school programs that students may use to graduate on time with their classes, as well as our independent study middle school programs that students may use for credit recovery.  We enjoy serving students all across the country who wish to take our accredited high school courses and middle school courses, but particularly those in our home state of Illinois.  No matter where you live, we encourage you to enroll today!  

Today’s Anniversary: The New York Stock Exchange

It's March 8, and the New York Stock Exchange was founded on this date in 1817.  Though we are not a publicly-owned company, we monitor the NYSE as closely as we can because it has a major impact on the national and global economy.  You can learn more about the stock market by taking one or more of our accredited high school courses.  We have a paper-based Consumer Economics and Financial Literacy course and an online Economics course to offer you.  Although the stock market and go up and down and be very inconsistent, you can always count on our caring student service to assist you after you enroll and become our student.  We'd be happy to have you earn a high school diploma at home with us or enter our high school independent study program!