It’s June 3, and the United Nations has designated today as World Bicycle Day.   Learning to ride a bike is a milestone in any child’s life, and the same is true about studying with American School.  Most children begin by riding a three-wheeled bike called a tricycle, but when it comes time to ride a traditional bike, they may use training wheels at first.  When you enroll with American School, your “training wheels” will be our enrollment staff who will process your application and send you your first course materials so that you can be on your way to academic success.  Once you are settled, the instruction department and student service department will make sure you have everything you need to be successful in your middle school courses or high school courses.  The person riding a bike determines the speed of the bike, and the same is true with American School.  As a student, you will determine how quickly or slowly you move through your accredited middle school courses or accredited high school courses.  If you need to slow down, our instructors will be there to help you.  If you wish to speed up, our student service department can send you additional courses.  Finally, if you’ve been away from school for awhile and wish to start again, American School can help.  Although you might be studying in a new way, namely at home, learning is really like riding a bike, and once you start again, you’ll get the hang of things quickly.  No matter your situation, we look forward to helping you on your way to the life you’ve always wanted.  Enroll with American School today!

Homeschooling has taught me a lot of new things.  It has taught me self-discipline and made me take my studies more seriously than before.  I have learned to study properly.  The books and materials were very helpful.  It is a fun experience to do homeschooling.  Many people are amazed to know that I did homeschooling.  This has opened and changed a lot of people’s minds.

– Jekah from United Arab Emirates

American School has more to offer than any public school.  Two of my children, two of my grandchildren, and one niece completed their high school education with American School, and my sister and I are enrolled at the present time.

– Marilyn from Missouri

I learned a lot, and the skills are helping me in my college classes.

The most important thing I learned was how to schedule my time and organize my work.  The study guides helped to show me how much work to do at one time.  I’m glad to be part of American School.

– Peter from Illinois

I have found the methods, instruction, textbooks, study guides and service satisfactory because they are all up-to-date and made ready for me to learn.  I am greatly thankful for this service because now I can graduate early with all my credits in.  Thank you very much, American School!

– Ada from Michigan

American School was an easy yet efficient way to earn the extra credit I needed to graduate.

– Elizabeth from Illinois

I greatly enjoyed American School.  The instructors’ comments were very helpful.  I enjoyed this method of learning.  I feel I have learned a lot more than I did in public school.  I was able to keep up with school through all the moves I made without going through the hassle of switching school systems.  I enjoyed the honesty of the

instructors and the overall program.   I will recommend American School to anyone interested.

– Enoch from Texas

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Why you should enroll with American School…
We call these our Four C’s.


American School’s innovative paper-based and online curriculum offers something for everyone in grades 6-12. Students can choose from more than 100 self-paced courses in traditional subjects such as English, math, social studies and science and take electives in such subject areas as business, career and technical education, fine arts, and world languages,


As a not-for-profit institution, American School puts students’ educations first. Our tuition is affordable—much lower than many other distance education and online high schools—and all textbooks and study materials are included at no additional cost.  Monthly payment plans are available for students in full years of American School’s middle school or high school program.

Caring Student Service

When students are accepted at American School, they not only receive interesting curriculum at a reasonable cost from a pioneer in distance education; they also receive outstanding, caring student service.  Students may enroll anytime and work at their own pace.  Help is available from American School staff during business hours and around the clock in American School’s Online Student Center.


Founded in 1897, American School later became the first correspondence school to become regionally accredited. Today we are accredited by three reputable accrediting bodies and recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as a non-public high school.  American School’s diploma is accepted by colleges and universities, and thousands of high schools use our courses for credit recovery.

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