Today’s Anniversary: FDR’s Fireside Chats

It's March 12, and on this date 80 years ago, Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the country for the first time as President of the United States.  He did so via radio, and over time, these speeches became known as "fireside chats," giving the feel that FDR was right in your living room talking directly to you as you sat by your fireplace.  Eight decades later, the way presidents and the rest of us communicate to one another have changed dramatically.  You know that today President Obama holds large press conferences every so often, and in addition to giving a weekly radio address, his weekly message is now in video form as well.  The way the American School communicates with its students has changed over the years too.  In the past, all of our written communication would be via correspondence.  If you mailed us your exams, we graded them and mailed them back.  If you had a question, you put it in writing and mailed it to us.  Then we'd answer it and mail it back.  If you had a bill, you'd write us a check and drop it in the mail.  These days, however, the American School has faster and easier ways for you to get a hold of us and for us to reply to you.  You can do your exams online, either by taking online courses or online exams in paper-based courses.  Visit our online learning page for more details.  Students who use the Online Student Center have access to a list of departmental email addresses and are encouraged to use them to contact us.  Our policy is to reply to emails within one business day.  If you are an enrolled student and need to make a payment, you can do so here securely with a credit card.  Finally, to receive grade notification emails and recover lost passwords, be sure you add your email address to your Online Student Center account.  We send grade notification emails to student accounts only and can send lost passwords to student or guarantor accounts as long as there is an email address present with each online account.  We look forward to communicating with you in all these varied ways after you enroll and become our student!