It’s March 5, and Gerardus Mercator was born on this date in 1512. He was a geographer and cosmographer but is perhaps best known as a cartographer, which means he was a person who made maps. In fact, his Mercator projection, in which the globe is presented on a flat surface, remains useful for navigation purposes to this day. No matter where you are on your educational journey, it’s important to have a map to get you where you want to go. Our enrollments and counseling department can help you select the courses you need to earn a high school diploma at home from American School. You can pick from online high school courses or high school correspondence courses, choosing the method that works best for you. You will have to complete several required subjects, but you can also choose elective courses that interest you in subject areas like fine arts, world languages or business, career and technical education to complete the rest of your graduation requirements. Thinking ahead and having a plan or a map in mind is very important. More than three million students have followed American School’s map to educational success, and we want you to join them. Enroll today!