Today’s Birthday: Orville Wright

It's August 19, and Orville Wright was born on this date in 1871.  Orville and his brother Wilbur are often considered the fathers of aviation since their aircraft made the first flight on December 17, 1903.  Exactly six years before that famous flight, American School received its charter.  That means we've been around nearly 122 years, and in that time we've educated more than 3 million students in the United States and abroad.  Most of them took high school correspondence courses with us since that's what we offered for most of our years of service, but in recent years we've been pleased to educate others through online high school courses and an accredited middle school program.  The Wright Brothers went through several failed attempts to get an aircraft off the ground, and we know that sometimes you might feel the same way when it comes to starting your courses.  We're happy to help however we can and give you an extra push when needed.  We're confident you'll soar to new heights as you learn many new things in our courses, so taxi down the runway and enroll with us today!