Today’s Anniversary: The HMS Beagle

It's December 27, and on this date in 1831, Charles Darwin set sail aboard the HMS Beagle.  We mention this today because Darwin and his theory of evolution appear in some of the materials for our online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and online middle school courses.  The American School takes no official stance on evolution.  We know it is an important issue for many of our students, and if students and their families are uncomfortable studying evolution, we make other units available to replace units on evolution.  We are dedicated to offering courses that serve everyone and are happy to make appropriate accommodations when asked.  It's one of the reasons we have been a top distance education high school for the past 120 years, and we have no plans to change that philosophy when we flip the calendar to 2018 next week.