Today’s Special Occasion: The Cubs Win the World Series

In 1908, American School was 11 years old and just been in Chicago a handful of years.  We were just starting out as a distance education high school and no one could have imagined one day we'd be offering accredited online high school courses and online middle school courses.  Before last night, 1908 was also the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.  Not surprisingly, many American School employees have been long-time Cub fans and are celebrating today, most notably Trustee Mary McKeown, who has served American School for 74 years in one capacity or another.  If you do the math and know a little baseball history, you can figure out that Mary began her American School career before the Cubs' last World Series appearance in 1945.  Until last night, some people believed that the Cubs were cursed, either by a billy goat or a black cat or by other unseen forces.  If you feel the same way about your chances of getting an accredited high school diploma, don't lose hope.  You don't have to wait till next year to get started.  You can enroll today and be confident that one day you'll be able to fly the W as an American School graduate.