It’s April 5, and on this date in 1792, George Washington vetoed a bill. Although presidential vetoes are more common today, what George Washington did 229 years ago was the first time a president vetoed a bill. All of us here at American School like accommodating our students’ wishes as best we can. We know that students in our accredited middle school program and accredited high school program learn differently, and so we do our best to adapt our programs to each individual student’s needs. There are times, however, when we must veto certain requests from students and parents. For example, certain topics, subjects and classes must be taught in order to follow state and regional accreditation standards. In addition, students should follow the terms of the enrollment contract they or their parents signed at the time of enrollment. Our policies are in place for a reason, namely to give our students the best chance to succeed in middle school, high school and beyond. Please do your best to follow our policies. Thank you for understanding and for making us your distance education middle school or distance education high school.