It’s March 9, and explorer Amerigo Vespucci was born on this date in 1454. He made several voyages to the New World in the late 1490s and early 1500s, and after one of those voyages, it was determined that the newly-discovered continent would be called America, which is a feminine form of Amerigo. You might say that Amerigo Vespucci is part of American School heritage too since we have the word “American” in our name, and that word is derived from his name. Our legal name is American School of Correspondence, but a few years ago we removed “of Correspondence” from most references to our name to reflect the fact that, in addition to offering high school correspondence courses and middle school correspondence courses, we also offer online high school courses and online middle school courses. You might see us referred to as American School of Correspondence from time to time, though, perhaps even on the accredited high school diploma you receive after you graduate. Before then, however, the names of our students are important to us because our instructors make a point of calling students by name on every exam they grade. It’s one way we make distance education as personal as possible. We’d like to get to know you by name too, and the only way to do that is for you to enroll today!