Today’s Birthday: Edgar Allan Poe

It’s January 19, and author Edgar Allan Poe was born on this date in 1809.  He is best known for writing spooky and scary stories such as “The Raven” and you can read his works in our Literature 3: Selected American Classics course.  It’s one of many high school correspondence courses we have available to students.  Take it individually as part of an independent study high school program or collectively as part of an accredited high school diploma program.  Unlike many of Poe’s stories, there is nothing scary about becoming an American School student.  Our instructors call students by name and offer helpful hints whenever they grade an exam, and the rest of our staff is ready to reply to your needs within one business day.  Start writing your educational story today and enroll with American School.  You’ll be glad you did!

American School Closed Monday, January 18

American School will be closed Monday, January 18, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, January 19.  Today, January 15, is Dr. King’s actual birthday, and so we encourage you to visit the web sites of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park and the King Center to learn more about his life and legacy.  Doing so will be a great supplement to your print or online middle school courses, print or online high school courses and independent study high school courses.

Today’s Anniversary: The National Geographic Society

It’s January 13, and the National Geographic Society was founded on this date in 1888.   The National Geographic Society is interested in far more than finding places on a map.  In fact, it has many programs in place to explore the entire planet and care for its overall well-being.  You can learn more about the different climates and conditions around the world by taking any of our geography courses.  They’re available to students in our accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study high school program and would be a great way for you to learn more about the world around you.  Get started by enrolling today!

Today’s Anniversary: Texas

It’s December 29, and Texas became a state on this date in 1845.  You may have heard the phrase “everything is bigger in Texas” and that is true in many situations.  In fact, Texas might very well be our biggest convention state considering we’ve attended events near Fort Worth, Dallas and Houston many times over the years.  While we were able to attend a show in Fort Worth this year, we missed the Dallas and Houston shows along with many others.  Attending conventions is a great way for us to meet people who are interested in our accredited high school program, accredited middle school program and independent study high school program.  We hope to attend conventions as soon as it is safe to do so, and we are already planning on attending some in 2021.  In the meantime, we are happy to serve students from Texas, the other 49 states and more than 65 countries around the world.  Enroll today!

American School Closing Early on December 17

American School will close at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, for a staff event.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Friday, December 18.  Thank you for understanding.  We are happy you made us your distance education high school or middle school and are happy to assist you with your accredited high school program, accredited middle school program or independent study high school program anytime we are open for business.

Youth Innovation Forum Information

Today's blog is about the Youth Innovation Forum.  The Youth Innovation Forum is an online conference series that helps connect students with scholars from top universities and leaders in the business world.  Please visit the web site above for more information or register here to participate in an online meeting on January 19, 2021.  We enjoy giving students in our accredited high school program and independent study high school program these types of opportunities, and we are grateful you've made us your distance education high school.    

Today’s Anniversary: Mississippi

It's December 10, and Mississippi became a state on this date in 1817.  To our knowledge we have never visited Mississippi for a convention, but we are happy to serve students and schools in the Magnolia State.  Some students enroll in our general high school or college preparatory program to earn a high school diploma at home.  Others enroll in our independent study high school program to take individual subjects to recover credits and then earn a diploma from a resident school.  Students who live in the Magnolia State often see their academic careers blossom after they take American School courses, and the same can be true for you.  Get started and enroll today!

Today’s Special Occasion: Giving Tuesday

It's December 1, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and today is known as Giving Tuesday.  We might be more familiar with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but Giving Tuesday is a day to give to charities and non-profit institutions to support their mission of doing good.  American School is proud to be a non-profit institution, and we do welcome charitable gifts from anyone interested in supporting our mission of educating those who need to take courses in grades 6-12.  By supporting us, you support students who wish to earn a high school diploma at home by enrolling in our general high school program or college preparatory program.  You also support students who wish to take individual subjects through our independent study high school program en route to a diploma from a local public or private school.  Click here to contact us if you are interested in supporting our mission.  We–and our students–would be grateful for your support. 

American School Closed November 26-27

American School will be closed Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, in observance of Thanksgiving.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Monday, November 30.  As we approach Thanksgiving, we are thankful for the students enrolled in our accredited high school program, accredited middle school program and independent study high school program.  We are also grateful to their parents, teachers, counselors and others who mentor and guide them.  Finally, we are appreciative of American School staff who work hard on a daily basis to give students the kind of education and service they deserve.  We wish everyone a good weekend and look forward to posting our next blog entry on Monday. 

American School to Participate in Year-Round Homeschool Connect Expo

Regular blog readers will know that we have participated in several online Homeschool Connect Expos so far in 2020.  Since these events were so successful, organizers decided to make the expo available year-round, meaning that our our page now will be active 365 days a year.  Visit our page 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.  We look forward to meeting you and serving your educational needs after you make us your school of choice!