Updated Applications and Course List Available

We are happy to announced that updated applications for enrollment in our accredited middle school program, accredited high school program and individual subjects are now available on our enrollment page.  While you're there, you'll also see an updated list of our print and online high school courses and print and online middle school courses.  If you're ready to enroll, please print, fill out and send the appropriate enrollment application.  We will process it and send you your first course within a matter of days.  When our new web site is ready, we will have online enrollment applications available for your convenience, including a new way to enroll in individual subjects.  We are happy to serve you and appreciate your patience as we continue to evolve to serve you better.

 

Testimonial Thursday

Today's testimonial is from Huda from Illinois, who writes, "The Business Math textbook was very helpful because the examples and way of explaining the methods were really good.  The instructor gave a tremendous amount of help on solving the problems.  Without the instructor’s comments and help, I would’ve been lost.  Thank you."  We thank Huda for those words.  Instructors in our print and online middle school courses, high school correspondence courses and online high school courses are trained to provide constructive feedback on every exam they grade.  We try to make distance education as personal as possible, so we make our instructors and staff available whenever students need them.  Even though students may work alone in a classroom of one, they are never truly alone.  Enroll today and let us give you the same personal attention in distance education.  

Today’s Special Occasion: Election Day

It's Election Day, and while American School is neutral when it comes to political matters, we are going to use this occasion to share some reasons why you should vote for us as your distance education high school or middle school.  First, we offer print and online high school courses and print and online middle school courses, and doing so allows students to choose the course delivery method that is better for them.  We offer affordable monthly payment plans to students in full years of our accredited high school program or accredited middle school program, and we have 122 years of credibility as a leader in distance education.  That credibility is proof that we keep our campaign promises to our students and graduates!  Now is a great time to get started, so cast your ballot for us and enroll today!   

National Distance Learning Week Begins Today

It's November 4, and National Distance Learning Week begins today.  We are proud to be your distance education high school and distance education middle school, and it's what we've done since our founding in 1897.  Back then, nobody could have envisioned us offering online high school courses and online middle school courses, but we are happy to offer those in addition to the high school correspondence courses and middle school correspondence courses that have been so important to us over the years.  No matter what course delivery method you use, we are happy to serve you and have you as part of our distance learning community! 

Today’s Special Occasion: Halloween

It's October 31, and today is Halloween.  Halloween is often characterized by jack-o-lanterns, witches, ghosts and children trick-or-treating while wearing interesting costumes.  If you're taking one of our print or online high school courses or print or online middle school courses and are uncomfortable if you're asked to read stories that contain witches or ghosts, let us know.  We respect your beliefs and are happy to make alternate arrangements for you.  Halloween is also a good time to remind you that there is nothing scary about becoming our student.  Homeschooling may seem frightening, but our staff is here to put your mind at ease and assist you with your accredited high school program, accredited middle school program or independent study high school program.  Thank you for reading today's blog, and look for our next post on Monday.     

2019 Convention #23: MSCA Fall Conference

American School is excited to exhibit at the Missouri School Counselor Association Fall Conference next week in Osage Beach.  Counselors are invited to visit us at the Margarita Lake Resort (formerly Tan-Tar-A Resort) on November 3 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on November 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  We will have information about our independent study high school program in which students can take online high school courses or high school correspondence courses to recover credit.  We will also have information about our print or online high school diploma program for the potential dropout and also have details about our accredited middle school program for students in grades 6-8.  Come join us in the Show Me State!  We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Today’s Birthday: Brian Kelly

It's October 25, and Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly turns 58 years old today.  If you're thinking of playing college football at Notre Dame or participating in any other sport for any other NCAA school, please read this blog carefully.  At this time our online high school courses and high school correspondence courses are not NCAA-approved.  That means that if you take our courses, you likely will not be able to play college sports.  We are working diligently toward making our accredited high school program NCAA-approved, and we have always thought that the education our students and graduates receive matches or exceeds the education students receive in more traditional schools.  We thank you for your understanding and hope to have an update for you soon.

Today’s Special Occasion: United Nations Day

It's October 24, and today is United Nations Day.  It's the perfect occasion to remind you that even though we are proud to be called American School and serve students in all 50 states, we're also happy to serve students in more than 65 countries around the world.  In the past, students who lived overseas had to fill out special enrollment applications.  Those applications have been eliminated, and all students fill out the same applications no matter where they live.  International students who take online high school courses and online middle school courses will pay the tuition listed on the applications they choose.  Those who take middle school or high school correspondence courses, however, will pay the tuition listed on the application plus shipping charges to send printed material to their home country.  No matter where you live, we are happy to have you as our student.  You can get started by enrolling today. 

 

American School Holds 122nd Annual Meeting

Yesterday American School held its 122nd Annual Meeting of trustees and corporate members.  The event was an opportunity to look back at the challenges and accomplishments of the past year and plan for the future.  A major accomplishment of the past year was the move to Edmentum for our online high school courses and online middle school courses.  So far feedback from students, parents and counselors has been positive, and we expect that to continue in the coming year.  We're also excited about the new 20-unit accredited high school program that will better serve students who plan to go to a four-year college or university, two-year college or the workforce after they earn a high school diploma at home with us.  Those are two of the major highlights of the past year, and the Annual Meeting helps us to plan for more highlights in the year head.  We're grateful to our trustees for their support, and all of us are happy to serve you! 

 

Transcript-Based Alternative Methods of Credentialing

Today's blog is about Transcript-Based Alternative Methods of Credentialing.  If you click the link we've included in this blog, you'll learn what they are and see American School listed as an approved curriculum provider by the Illinois Community College Board.  If you live in another state, you should check with your local board to see if we are approved there as well.  We are happy to provide high school correspondence courses and online high school courses to anyone who wants to take them for any reason.   We offer accredited high school courses online and in print to ensure that you have the course delivery method that is comfortable to you.  Please contact us if you have any questions about how we can serve you.  We are happy to help you reach your educational goals!