It's February 20, and on this date in 1792, George Washington signed the Postal Service Act, a piece of federal law that established the United States Postal Service. Where would the American School be without the Post Office? Certainly it would've been nearly impossible for us to be called a correspondence school without it. Though we have always gotten a handful of exams walked into our offices each day, those numbers pale in comparison to the thousands of exams that arrive each day in the mail from students across the country and around the world. Then, after our highly-qualified instructors hand-grade and include personalized feedback on those exams, they're mailed back to those same students. Over the years, the Post Office has tried to adapt to the changing times, and the American School is doing the same. Though we continue to have a robust offering of paper-based courses, we know that more and more people prefer to do work online. That's why we have printable and online enrollment applications that can be accessed through our enrollment page. We also have introduced online courses and online exams in select paper-based courses, and you can read all about them on our Online Learning page. Like the Postal Service, the American School will always be around, but we look forward to offering our services to students in new and exciting ways!
Today’s Anniversary: The Postal Service Act
February 20, 2013 by