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.

Today’s Special Occasion: World Health Day

It's April 7, and today is World Health Day.  Sponsored by the World Health Organization, World Health Day is a global health awareness day, and certainly on this World Health Day, we find ourselves more aware of global health than ever before.  American School would like to recognize the doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers who are doing their best to care for those suffering with COVID-19.  We also would like to recognize those individuals who, though not healthcare workers, perform other essential jobs and therefore cannot stay home.  These include employees of police and fire departments, supermarkets, gas stations and many other businesses and services.  All of us have a role to play in flattening the curve and suppressing this pandemic as quickly as possible.  Traditional schools might be closed in most states, but you can work on your accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study high school program from anywhere you can practice safe social distancing.  Please be healthy, and if you see a healthcare worker or a member of other professions we've mentioned in this blog, be sure to thank him or her for the good work he or she is doing to keep everyone safe and healthy.

2020 Convention #5: NSBA Conference (Cancelled)

This weekend we were scheduled to attend a convention close to home, but the National School Boards Association Conference at McCormick Place in Chicago was cancelled.   Normally we attend this convention to introduce ourselves to school board members from across the country.  Many of them might be interested in learning how our independent study high school program and help reduce their district's dropout rate.  Our print or online high school diploma program with print or online high school courses can help reduce dropout rates too.  While we are disappointed that the 2020 NSBA Conference was cancelled, we understand and support the convention organizers' decision.  We hope to return to the NSBA Conference in the future if our schedule allows.

 

American School to Participate in Homeschool Connect Expos

American School is pleased to once again participate in the Homeschool Connect Expo which is being held entirely online from March 25-29.  Four similar events are scheduled for later this year.  To access our page, please register for free.  Once you do, you will be able to learn more about our accredited high school program, accredited middle school program and independent study high school program from the comforts of your home.  Of course we like meeting people in person too, but that is not possible right now, so we hope you'll check us out at the Homeschool Connect Expo instead.  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 under any circumstances.  Whether in person or online, we look forward to meeting you and serving your educational needs after you make us your school of choice!

Tomorrow’s Special Occasion: Leap Year Day

Today might be February 28, but tomorrow is not March 1.  Since 2020 is a year that is divisible by four, it is a leap year, which means that for the first time since 2016, the date February 29 is on the calendar.  That means we get an extra day to celebrate everything good about American School.  We offer an accredited high school program for students in grades 9-12 and an accredited middle school program for students in grades 6-8.  Our independent study high school program is perfect for students who need to recover credit to graduate on time with their classes, and anyone at any age can take one of our courses for enrichment.  As a non-profit school we keep costs to a minimum.  Tuition includes all study materials, access to the online student center and caring student service.  Take the leap and enroll today!