Today’s Anniversary: The National Park Service

It's August 25, and the United States National Park Service was founded on this date in 1816.  If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that we encourage you to visit presidential libraries and museums as a way of making history come alive.  The same can be said of national parks, and there are many more national parks, trails and historic sites than there are presidential libraries and museums.  In fact, there's probably a national park close to your home, and you may not even realize it!  The link above contains a map to help you find a national park that might interest you.  Going there might be a nice break from your accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study high school program.  That's one of the nice things about enrolling with American School.  You can work where and when it is convenient for you, and you are not bound to a specific schedule.  If the weather is great and you feel like going to a national park, you can go there and not fall behind on your classes.  All of us want to see you succeed and get the best education possible.  Our accredited courses and your field trips to national parks or presidential libraries and museums or other educational sites can help you reach your educational goals.  Take the first step and enroll with us today! 

Today’s Anniversary: Hawaii

It's August 21, and Hawaii became a state on this date in 1959.  Often when we celebrate a state's anniversary in this blog, we mention conventions we've attended in that state.  To our knowledge, we have not attended a convention in Hawaii for many years, and that's too bad because, in addition to being one of the most beautiful states, Hawaii is also the home of many American School students.  Some enroll in our accredited high school program or accredited middle school program and study exclusively at home.  Others enroll in our independent study high school program and earn a diploma from a resident high school.  We are happy to serve them, and we would be happy to serve you no matter where you live or how beautiful your surroundings are.  Enroll today and let us help you earn a high school diploma at home.  You'll be glad you did!  

American School Joins Project World Impact

American School is a nonprofit institution, and so we are happy to be listed among similar organizations on the Project World Impact web site.  Project World Impact describes itself as an online hub for individuals and nonprofits looking for innovative ways to make a difference in their communities.  We make a difference in our community through our accredited high school program, accredited middle school program and independent study high school program, all of which provide students in the United States and around the world the skills they need to succeed in college or the workforce.  Being a nonprofit institution also means we can charge reasonable prices for our courses.  See how we can make a difference in your life by enrolling with us today!  

American School to Participate in Third Homeschool Connect Expo

American School is pleased to participate in the online Homeschool Connect Expo which is being held from July 22-26.  Two similar events are scheduled for later this year from September 23-27 and November 25-29.  Visitors to our page will learn more about our accredited high school program, accredited middle school program and independent study high school program from the comforts of their home.  It's a great way for us to introduce ourselves to people who might not be able to visit us at a convention this year.  Whether in person or online, we look forward to meeting you and serving your educational needs after you make us your school of choice!

Happy Father’s Day

Father's Day is this Sunday, and so we want to wish all fathers and those who act as fathers a very happy Father's Day.  We realize that some American School students might be fathers themselves, and we are proud of them for continuing their education.  We also know that fathers play a major role in their children's education, and we want to thank those dads who have made American School their school of choice for their children.  Fathers and mothers enroll their children with us for a variety of reasons.  Some like that their children can work at their own pace in their accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study high school program.  Others like that American School staff is available to answer any questions or provide assistance along the way.  Finally, parents have often been impressed by our affordable cost and monthly payment plan which prevents financial concerns from getting in the way of an education.  No matter their reasons for enrolling, we are happy to have their children as our students and hope all American School dads have a great day on Sunday!

Writing Respectful Emails

Today's blog is about writing respectful emails.  We understand that there might be some frustrating moments as you work through your accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study high school program.  Those moments, however, are not an excuse for you to write an email to us that contains profanity.  We are under no obligation to reply to emails which include profanity or which do not respect our staff.  On the other hand, we are happy to assist you if you politely tell us your name, student number and specific problem you're having.  You can expect assistance within one business day, as is our policy when replying to emails.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

American School to Participate in Second Homeschool Connect Expo

American School is pleased to participate in the online Homeschool Connect Expo which is being held from May 27-31.  Three similar events are scheduled for later this year.  Visitors to our page will learn more about our accredited high school program, accredited middle school program and independent study high school program from the comforts of their home.  It's a great way for us to introduce ourselves to people who might not be able to visit us at a convention this year.  Whether in person or online, we look forward to meeting you and serving your educational needs after you make us your school of choice!

Online Exams Available in Spanish 2

Today's blog announces that online exams are now available for our paper-based Spanish 2 course.  As we have noted in previous blogs, we try to make online exams available in our middle school and high school correspondence courses.  Students like the hybrid of learning in a traditional way, using textbooks and study guides as if they were in a classroom, and taking exams in a modern way, which ensures exams get here quickly and safely.  Online exams are available in most paper-based courses as part of an accredited high school program, independent study high school program or accredited middle school program.  Keep them in mind.  We think you'll like them!

Happy Mother’s Day

Today is the Friday before Mother's Day, and so we want to wish all mothers and those who act as mothers a very happy Mother's Day.  We realize that some American School students might be mothers themselves, and we are proud of them for continuing their education.  We also know that mothers play a major role in their children's education, and we want to thank those moms who have made American School their school of choice for their children.  People enroll with us for a variety of reasons, but mothers often like the fact that students can work at their own pace in their accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study high school program.  They also like that American School staff is available to answer any questions or provide assistance along the way.  Finally, mothers have often been impressed by our affordable cost and monthly payment plan which prevents financial concerns from getting in the way of an education.  No matter their reasons for enrolling, we are happy to have their children as our students and hope all American School moms have a great day on Sunday! 

American School Closed Friday, April 10

American School will be closed Friday, April 10.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Monday, April 13, and look forward to assisting you with your accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study high school program at that time.  We are happy to serve you and wish you a good weekend.