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!

New Geometry Course Available

American School is pleased to release a new Geometry course.  This high school correspondence class is perfect as part of an accredited high school program or may be taken for credit recovery or enrichment as part of an independent study high school program.  We are proud to offer hundreds of high school correspondence courses are part of our robust curriculum.  We also offer affordable tuition, monthly payment plans for students in full-year programs and outstanding instruction and service.  When you look at us from every angle, you'll discover that American School should be your school of choice.  Enroll today!

2020 Convention #1: WSCA Conference

One week from today, American School will make its first convention stop of 2020 when we visit the Wisconsin School Counselor Association Conference in Madison.  School counselors are invited to visit us at the Monona Terrace Convention Center on February 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.; February 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and February 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.  We'll be at Grand Terrace table 40 and have information about our independent study high school program, accredited high school program and accredited middle school program, and if that's not exciting enough, we'll also have plenty of promotional items to pass out to people who visit our booth.  We've attended this convention in the Badger State for several years running, and it's always a good way to begin our convention season.  Come join us next week in Madison, and stay tuned to this blog to see where we are headed next!

 

Previewing Our 2020 Convention Schedule

In today's blog, we're going to look ahead to our 2020 convention schedule.  If you're a regular blog reader, you know that we try to attend as many conventions as possible in as many parts of the country, and this year will be no exception.  We will attend several conventions in the midwest since that is where we are based, but we'll also head west for at least two shows and head south for several more.  In fact, we'll go from Washington in the northwest to Florida in the southeast and make many stops in between.  Some conventions are for homeschooled students.  At these conventions we'll feature our accredited middle school program for students in grades 6-8 and inform students in grades 9-12 how they can earn a high school diploma at home.  Other conventions are for school officials.  At these conventions we'll feature our independent study high school program and tell counselors how their students can take individual print or online middle school courses or print or online high school courses to recover credit.  Be sure to read tomorrow's blog to learn where we are going first, and keep checking this blog regularly to stay up to date on all of our convention appearances.  We hope to see you later this year! 

Today’s Birthday: Facebook

It's February 4, and Facebook was founded on this date in 2004.  American School's Facebook page is a great place for news about American School, homeschooling and education in general.  If you haven't joined us there yet, we invite you to do so.  Of course, we will continue to publish news about American School, homeschooling and education in general in this blog, and we are grateful you read this blog each day.  We try to include news about our accredited high school program, accredited middle school program and independent study high school program in a variety of places because we know people go to different sites to find out about us.  Wherever you find us, we're glad you did, and we encourage you to spread the word to everyone you know!

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

It's January 27, and today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  January 27 has that distinction because it was on this day in 1945 that Russian forces began to liberate the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.  The Holocaust is one of the most horrendous events in human history but also one that is worthy of study.  That's why we offer a History of the Holocaust course among our online high school courses.  Take it as a part of an accredited high school program or as part of an independent study high school program for credit recovery.  Also, if you're in Washington, D.C., consider visiting the United States Holocaust Museum.  Here at American School we do not treat anyone with malice because of religious beliefs, and we hope our world will do the same.  

Testimonial Thursday

It's Thursday, and so we have a testimonial from one of our students.  Kristian from Colorado writes, "I really felt the feedback and comments on my exams were so encouraging.  I never have had that in previous schools.  The American School has great encouraging instructors grading exams.  Thanks for helping me complete my U.S. History class."  We thank Kristian for those words.  It is true that our instructors are trained to write constructive comments and call students by name when they grade exams in our accredited high school program, accredited middle school program and independent study high school program.  Distance education can be difficult because students and teachers aren't working together in person, so why try to make distance education as personal as possible.  The type of student-teacher interaction that allows our staff to write detailed feedback on exams is one way we do that.  Experience it for yourself by enrolling today!