It’s February 13, and retired Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski turns 76 years old today. Coach K, as he is known to basketball fans, won a record 1202 games and 5 national championships in his 47-year head coaching career, and in his final season he led the Blue Devils to the Final Four for the 13th time as head coach. In his introductory press conference when hired as Duke’s coach in 1980, Coach K spelled his last name aloud for members of the media, in part because it is pronounced sha-SHEF-ski, which sounds nothing like how his last name is spelled. In the English languages, many words also have unusual spellings and pronunciations, but American School offers a Spelling course that can help homeschool students or students at resident schools improve their spelling and writing in case the English language bedevils them. It’s one of many high school correspondence courses that may be taken as part of an accredited high school program or individually through an independent study program. Join our team by enrolling today!