It’s April 14, and Anne Sullivan was born on this date in 1866. Many of you may not be familiar with her name, but perhaps you have heard of Helen Keller. Helen Keller was an author and advocate who was deaf and blind for nearly her entire life, and Anne Sullivan was her teacher. Anne Sullivan’s birthday got us thinking about the different ways parents and American School staff support children who might face more challenges than their peers. The biggest adaptation American School makes is allowing students to work at their middle school courses or high school courses entirely at their own pace. If a student needs more time on a lesson, we will do our best to accommodate him or her as long as we are notified and the student fulfills the terms of the enrollment contract. If a student is struggling for whatever reason, our instructors are available to provide assistance via phone or email, but sometimes a better option is for parents to hire a local tutor (such as Anne Sullivan was for Helen Keller) to assist their child. We are happy to support all of our students however we can and are happy to support families who have made us their distance education middle school or distance education high school.