Last Day to Enroll in AP Courses

Today's blog is a reminder that today is the last day to enroll in Advanced Placement Courses for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Students normally can enroll in any of our courses at any time, but AP courses are different.  That's because students in AP courses can take AP exams offered in the spring and need ample time to learn the material on those exams.  These online high school courses are more rigorous than most high school courses, but they might make a great addition to your accredited high school diploma program if you plan to earn a high school diploma at home with American School.  They can also be taken as part of an independent study high school program if you plan to get your diploma from another school.  Either way, visit here for more information about our AP courses and begin the enrollment process today if you plan to take any of them in 2020-2021.  We look forward to serving you!

Today’s Anniversary: The United States Constitution

It's September 17, and the United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia on this date in 1787.  The National Constitution Center has resources for celebrating Constitution Day and is a great place to visit if you're in Philadelphia.  The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and a good comparison is the American School student handbook.  Just as the United States Constitution provides guidelines and rules for being a United States citizen, the American School student handbook provides guidelines and rules for you to follow while you are an American School student.  The guidelines and rules are in effect for students in our accredited middle school program, accredited high school program and independent study high school program.  It is important that students follow the guidelines because doing so will give them the best chance for academic success.  If you have questions or concerns about the student handbook, please let us know.  We are happy to answer your questions and help you do your best.

Looking Back at 22 Years at American School

It's September 15, and today the person who regularly writes this blog celebrates 22 years of employment at American School.  Like today, September 15, 1998, was also a Tuesday, but American School has evolved quite a bit since then.  Back in 1998, the American School was strictly a distance education high school.  We didn't add an accredited middle school program until 2016.  Moreover, 22 years ago we only offered high school correspondence courses that students could take to earn a high school diploma at home.  Now we offer online high school courses and allow students to pick which courses they do online and which they do on paper.  We've always offered an independent study high school program, but we also offer individual courses to anyone who may wish to take them for enrichment.  One thing that hasn't changed over the years is our commitment to our students.  We strive to offer accredited courses at an affordable cost and provide the best possible service.  It's the vision our founder, R.T. Miller, had when he and his friends founded the American School in Boston in 1897.  That philosophy was passed down and instilled in other School leaders over the years, including those in charge in 1998 and those leading the School today.   All of us are grateful to work at American School and look forward to serving you after you enroll and become our student.

Less Than Two Weeks to Enroll in AP Courses

Today's blog is a reminder that you have less than two weeks to enroll in Advanced Placement Courses for the 2020-2021 academic year.  The deadline to enroll is September 25.  We have this deadline because these online high school courses are advanced and students need plenty of time to study the material before taking the AP exam in the spring.  Only students who have demonstrated a high academic ability should consider adding AP courses to their accredited high school program or independent study high school program, and additional fees do apply.  Visit here for more information about our AP courses and begin the enrollment process today if you plan to take any of them in 2020-2021.  We look forward to serving you!

Today’s Anniversary: California

It's September 9, and California became a state on this date in 1850.  We are proud to serve students in the Golden State, but we encourage all of our students to go for the gold and do their best as they study with us.  Some enroll in a general high school program if they plan to attend a community college or join the workforce after graduating.  Some enroll in a college preparatory program if they plan to attend a four-year university after graduating.  Others enroll in individual subjects through our independent study high school program or take single courses simply for personal satisfaction.  Younger students enjoy our accredited middle school program.  No matter your reason, rush to our enrollment page and get started today.  We'd be happy to have you as our student!

New Auto Fundamentals Course Now Available

American School is pleased to announce that a new Auto Fundamentals course is now available.  The course replaces Automotive Systems and is a good addition to our impressive lineup of high school correspondence courses.  Take it as part of an accredited high school program culminating in you earning your accredited high school diploma.  Students may also take Auto Fundamentals as part of an independent study high school program for credit recovery.  No matter your reason, we look forward to you starting your engine and enrolling with us.  We'd be happy to serve you.

Today’s Anniversary: The United States Department of the Treasury

It's September 2, and the United States Department of the Treasury was established on this date in 1789.  Nine days later, Alexander Hamilton would become the first Secretary of the Treasury.  On the anniversary of the establishment of the Treasury Department, we're going to talk about money in today's blog, as you might expect.  American School offers all-inclusive tuition to students in our accredited high school program, accredited middle school program or independent study high school program.  By that we mean that our tuition includes everything–study materials, grading, access to the online student center and much more.  In addition, students in full-year programs have monthly payment plan options which ensure finances won't get in the way of an education.  We do our best to keep all of our costs up front so that you know what you're paying for at the time of enrollment.  Some of our competitors charge by semester or ask that you pay a tuition fee and then purchase study materials.  We do not operate that way.  If you're looking at a variety of schools, be sure to read tuition information carefully so that you can compare apples to apples.  We're confident we offer the best value in distance education.  Enroll today and see for yourself! 

Four Weeks Left to Enroll in AP Courses

We are almost exactly halfway through the period in which students can enroll in Advanced Placement Courses for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Normally students can enroll in our courses any time of the year, but AP courses have a specific enrollment window.  That's because students in AP courses can take AP exams offered in the spring and need ample time to learn and master the material that is covered on those exams.  Please note that these online high school courses are more rigorous than most high school courses and should be taken by advanced students who have demonstrated high academic ability in 9th, 10th and 11th grades.  If you're an advanced student, considering adding an AP course to your accredited high school diploma program if you plan to earn a high school diploma at home with American School.  AP courses can also be taken as part of an independent study high school program if you plan to get your diploma from another school.  Either way, visit here for more information about our AP courses and begin the enrollment process today if you plan to take any of them in 2020-2021.  We look forward to serving you!

100 Free Articles from JSTOR

JSTOR is allowing users access to 100 free articles per month until December 31, 2020.  Reading these articles might be a good way for you to supplement what you read in your accredited high school program, accredited middle school program or independent study high school program.  We are always looking for good sites which we can share with you in case you want to learn more about the topics covered in your courses, so keep checking this blog often to see what we find for you.  In the meantime, thank you for making us your distance education high school or middle school.  We are happy to have you as our student! 

Chicago Sun-Times Chalk Art Contest

Today's blog is about a chalk art contest sponsored by the Chicago Sun-Times.  If you read this blog often, you know that we try to include information about various contests that might interest students in our accredited high school program, accredited middle school program or independent study high school program.  The Imagination Project: Chalk Art Contest might be a fun way for you get outside, be creative and safely enjoy the last full month of summer.  Check it out, and keep checking this blog for information about more fun and educational contests.