American School Closed Friday, July 3

American School will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the July 4 Independence Day holiday.  We wish all of you a safe and happy weekend and look forward to assisting you with your online high school courses, high school correspondence courses, online middle school courses and middle school correspondence courses when we reopen with regular business hours on Monday, July 6.  Thank you for allowing us to serve you!

Today’s Special Occasion: Canada Day

It's July 1, and in addition to being the beginning of American School's new fiscal year, it's also Canada Day.  It's a good occasion to remind you that we serve students in more than 65 countries around the world, including Canada.  They can enroll in our accredited middle school program or accredited high school program and take print and online middle school coures or print and online high school courses just like students who live in the United States.  The only difference is that additional shipping charges may apply for sending materials for middle school and high school correspondence courses overseas.  No matter where you live, we'd be happy to serve you.  Enroll today!

Access to GradPoint Courses Ends July 31

Today's blog is another reminder that access to GradPoint courses ends on July 31.  If you are taking GradPoint courses, you must complete them by July 31.  We will continue to offer online high school courses and online middle school courses through our partnerships with Edmentum and Rosetta Stone, and we are grateful to our students who have taken our online courses over the years.  We are also grateful to students who choose our middle school and high school correspondence courses.  Thank you for understanding that July 31 is a firm deadline, and please know how happy we are to have you as our student whether you take online courses, print courses or a combination of the two.

Today’s Anniversary: Virginia

It's June 25, and Virginia became a state on this date in 1788.  Over the years we've attended many conventions in Virginia, but we won't be attending any conventions there this year.  When we cannot attend a convention in person, we send bagstuffing items if we can.  Nothing can replace the in-person interaction of meeting people who are looking for a distance education high school or middle school, but bagstuffing items can still help us reach families who are interested in our print or online high school courses for students in grades 9-12 or print or online middle school courses for students in grades 6-8.  The next time you attend a convention and you can grab a giveaway bag, please do.  You just might see an American School information card inside!

2020 Convention #15: WHO Conference (Cancelled)

This week American School was scheduled to attend the Washington Homeschool Organization Conference at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, but the event has been cancelled.  We attended this event in the past and were looking forward to meeting people and introducting them to our online middle school courses, middle school correspondence courses, online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  As you can tell by the location of this convention in the Pacific Northwest, we make every effort to reach students where they are and attend conventions in different parts of the country.  While we won't be able to visit homeschoolers in this region this year, we plan to have some sort of presence there in the future.  We welcome students from all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world, and we'd like to welcome you as well.  Take a look around our web site, and if you like what you see, enroll today.  We would be happy to serve you!

Today’s Anniversary: Arkansas

It's June 15, and Arkansas became a state on this date in 1836.  Arkansas is sometimes referred to as the Natural State, but sometimes it is referred to as the Land of Opportunity as well.  American School can be your land of opportunity as you work to earn a high school diploma at home.  We offer high school correspondence courses and online high school courses in seven major subject areas.  We offer a wide variety of middle school correspondence courses and online middle school courses too.  Students can take courses in the course delivery method that is best for them.  That means if you want to take English on paper but do math online, you can.  If you want to take math on paper but do English online, you can.  The choice is yours.  You will have the opportunity to work at your own pace, whenever and wherever it is convenient for you, and the opportunity will not cost you much money.  Our all-inclusive tuition includes all study materials, and we offer a monthly payment plan for students in full-year programs.  If you're ready to take advantage of the outstanding opportunity American School offers you, we invite you to enroll today.  We would be happy to serve you!

Testimonial Thursday

It's Thursday, and so we have a testimonial from one of our students.  Turquoise from North Carolina writes, "I found everything satisfactory.  The instructions and methods were very clear, and the textbooks are too.  The examples helped me understand the problems.  I enjoyed doing Essential Math 2 through correspondence because it’s better than sitting in a classroom and not understanding anything."  We thank Turquoise for those words.  Many students over the years sat in classrooms and didn't understand anything.  That is not to say classroom teaching is bad.  Rather, it points out how students can grow with American School's online middle school courses, middle school correspondence courses, online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  Turquoise worked in a classroom of one, with the full support of American School's staff anytime a question needed to be asked.  We provide the same kind of personalized service to all of our students, and you or a family member could be next.  Enroll today and let American School bring out your full potential as a student.   

Emails to Start Your Online Courses

Today's blog is about emails to start your online courses.  When you enroll in online middle school courses or online high school courses with us, you should receive a welcome email which includes information on how you can access your courses.  If you do not receive these emails shortly after you enroll, please let us know.  Sometimes emails get sent to the wrong address by accident, or they may wind up in your spam folder by accident.  We do not want you to become frustrated or fall behind because of this and will do everything we can to get you started right away.  Thank you for making us your distance education high school and middle school.  We are happy to have you as our student!

New Hospitality Services Course Available

American School is proud to announce that a new Hospitality Services course is now available.  If you're interested in a career in the restaurant, hotel or tourism industry, then this high school correspondence class is for you.  As we mentioned in yesterday's blog, we are always looking to add new courses that may interest students.  The new Hospitality Services courses is a paper-based course, but we also offer innovative online high school courses and online middle school courses that prepare students for college, the workforce or both.  One of our hallmarks is caring student service, so you will experience our hospitality from the moment you enroll until the moment you earn a high school diploma at home.  Let us welcome you into our family after you enroll today!

Please Be Thorough When You Email Us!

Today's blog is a reminder about email etiquette.  We receive thousands of emails a day from students taking online high school courses, high school correspondence courses, online middle school courses or middle school correspondence courses.  When you email us, please include your full name and student number in the body of your email and a give your email a detailed subject line.  This will help us find your records quickly and give you the assistance that you ask us to provide.  Many times we get emails with no subject line.  These often wind up in our spam filter, and, although we find and release them, it causes a delay in replying to you.  Other times students will say, "Hi, my name is (fill in the blank) and I'm stuck on question 5," but we have many students who might share a first name and many exams that include a question 5.  In those cases, we will reply to you and ask for your full name and student number so that we can find your records and assist you, but that ultimately delays our response time to you.  Please keep these things in mind when you write us.  We appreciate it and appreciate giving you the kind of quick and helpful service you deserve.  Thank you for your cooperation.