Today’s Anniversary: The Black Sox Scandal

It's October 9, and on this date 100 years ago, the Cincinnati Reds won the World Series by defeating the Chicago White Sox.  You may think there is nothing terribly unusual about that, but we didn't mention that eight members of the White Sox actually threw the World Series and ensured the Reds won in exchange for money.  This became known as the Black Sox Scandal and remains one of the darkest times in professional sports history.  It's also an example that cheating doesn't pay.  Eventually the eight members of the White Sox got caught, and they lost far more than the World Series.  The same can be true for American School students.  We have an honor system, and we expect students to abide by it when they work on print or online high school courses or print or online middle school courses.  Repeated violations of the honor system can lead to expulsion, and nobody is a winner in that situation.  We want to see our students succeed, but we want them to do it the right way.  If you're struggling in a subject, reach out to us.  Our instructors will be happy to assist you.  Thank you for making us your distance education high school or middle school, and thank you to all of our students who put forth their best effort and do not cheat.  Your hard work will be rewarded when you complete your courses and earn your diploma!