Today’s Anniversary: Indiana Statehood

It's December 11, and on this date in 1816, Indiana became the 19th state.  This past year the American School attended a pair of conventions in Indiana, and we were excited to meet educators who work at non-public schools at one convention and high school guidance counselors at the other.  Both groups were interested in our courses and how we can help their students earn their accredited high school diplomas.  Indiana statehood is also noteworthy because many American School employees call the Hoosier State their home.  Our founder, R.T. Miller, was a visionary, but he probably never would have predicted that statement when he founded the American School in Massachusetts in 1897.  Within a few years, the School moved to Chicago, where it remained headquartered for nearly 90 years.  In 1996, we moved to a more modern facility in the far south suburb of Lansing, Illinois, which is right near the Illinois-Indiana border.  With roots in both New England and in the Midwest, and with presences at conventions in every corner of the United States, we truly are an American School.  After you enroll, we can be YOUR American School too!