Today’s Anniversary: The Federal Reserve System

It's December 23, and the Federal Reserve Act became law on this date in 1913.  The Federal Reserve Act created the Federal Reserve System, often called The Fed, which, as its web site says, is the central bank of the United States and provides the nation with a safe, flexible and stable monetary and financial system.  One of the things The Fed does is set interest rates, but here at American School, we offer interest-free payment plans to students in our accredited middle school program and accredited high school program.  That means students can enroll, make a down payment, and then make a series of monthly payments until their balance is paid off.  In other words, if you enroll in a year of courses for $900, you will pay $900 over a period of time rather than $900 plus interest over a period of time.  These payment plans are in effect only for students in full-year or full diploma programs.  We ask that students taking individual subjects through our print or online independent study programs pay in full for their course or courses at the time of enrollment.  No matter which program you choose, you'll get outstanding curriculum with all study materials included at a very affordable price.  Discover this benefit for yourself by enrolling today, and check back Thursday for our next blog post.     

2019 Convention #24: MSCA Conference

This coming weekend we will return to Michigan and exhibit at the Michigan School Counselor Association Conference.  It's taking place at the Lansing Convention Center, and we invite counselors to stop by table 5 on November 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and November 11 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  We will have information about our print and online independent study programs and share how our independent study high school program has made us a leading distance education high school for several decades.  This is our penultimate convention appearance of 2019, and we want to send the year out on a high note.  Come join us in Lansing this coming weekend and check back next week to see where we are headed for our final convention appearance of 2019! 

Last Day to Enroll in AP Courses

Today is your last chance to enroll in AP courses for the 2019-2020 academic year.  All the information you need is in the link included in today's blog.  Normally we allow students to enroll in online high school courses anytime, but AP courses are geared toward the AP exams that are offered in the spring.  In order to adequately study and prepare for the AP exams, we require students to be enrolled for at least seven months before the exams are given in May.  If you don't enroll this year, check back in July 2020 for information on AP courses for the 2020-2021 academic year.  They may be taken as part of online independent study programs or as part of an accredited high school program resulting in you earning American School's accredited diploma.  Either way, we are happy to offer AP courses and hope our students enjoy taking them!

 

One Week Left to Enroll in AP Courses

Today's blog is a reminder that there is one week left to enroll in AP courses for the 2019-2020 academic year.  These online high school courses can be a nice addition to your accredited high school program or online high school diploma program if you are a senior or qualified junior.  They also may be taken as part of online independent study programs if you are not planning to earn a high school diploma at home from American School.  All the information you need is in the link included in today's blog.  We look forward to you enrolling in AP courses with us!