It’s June 13, and on this date in 1927, Charles Lindbergh received a ticker-tape parade in New York City in celebration of his solo transatlantic flight. People called it a ticker-tape parade because employees in high-rise office buildings along the parade route would drop paper tape from stock tickers down from the windows and onto the street below. These days whenever a ticker-tape parade occurs along the same parade route, employees use old office paper rather than stock ticker paper, or the city passes out confetti, all of which is picked up and recycled after the parade. The ticker-tape parade got us thinking about the amount of paper we use here at American School. Students send us exams on paper for their paper-based middle school courses or paper-based high school courses, and we create a first page form on paper and mail it to them along with their graded exams. We use paper to send and receive other important documents, but we are doing more and more online to conserve paper, and if we have paper we don’t wish to use anymore, we have an in-office recycling program to help save natural resources. Although we try to save paper, we know that students love taking middle school correspondence courses and high school correspondence courses, and we have no plans to discontinue offering courses in print. All we ask is that you don’t shred your printed course materials into confetti before you earn a high school diploma at home! If you’re ready to enroll, you may do so online or on paper by visiting our enrollment page. We look forward to serving you!