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Distance education started nearly 300 years ago
in the form of correspondence schools, but the addition of technology created a
different view of what distance education could be. That doesn't mean that
quality correspondence schools have disappeared, though. In fact, they are
stronger than ever.
Christopher Paolini should
know. The author of the best-selling novels Eragon and Eldest and
the recently-released Brisingr is a graduate of the American School, a
leader in distance education for more than 110 years. In a
recent interview with Homeschool.com, Chris discussed the value of an
American School education and how it gave him the flexibility and the
encouragement he needed to climb to the top of many best seller lists. Chris is
just one of the more than three million students who have chosen the American
School over the years because of the School's:
2. Course Offerings and Programs
Students can choose from
over 70 subjects, not only the requirements in English, math, social studies
and science, but also courses such as accounting, carpentry, computers,
drafting, foreign languages, and photography.
The American School's
curriculum can supplement local programs and homeschooling or meet needs
which might be impractical in a normal group-learning situation.
The School's Independent
Study Program provides a reliable, practical, and inexpensive way for
students to make up credits while they work toward their diploma from a
resident high school.
The General High School
Diploma Program is recommended for the student who wishes to get basic
training in the field of his or her choice while qualifying for a high
The College Preparatory
Diploma Program is designed to meet the needs of those who are planning
to attend college or a professional school having similar entrance
Students may enroll at any
time during the year. The American School neither requires nor gives
entrance examinations for admission to its courses.
Each person can select
subjects that will contribute to his or her own educational objectives,
personal interests, and career needs.
Students have 4 years to
complete their high school diploma program, but they can work at their own
pace and may be able to finish in less time.
The American School is
accredited by the Commission on International and Trans-Regional
Accreditation (CITA) and the North Central Association of Colleges and
Schools and is recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as a
Many American School
graduates go on to college after completing the college preparatory course.
They are usually admitted - as are students from any high school - on the
basis of their scores on tests such as the SAT or the ACT and their grades
with the American School.
The tuition for a full
four-year high school program (18 units of credit), which includes textbooks
and study guides, is only $1399.
The tuition for one year
(4.5 units) is only $589.
Convenient monthly payment
plans are available and interest is never charged.
The variety of options and the
quality of the education which drew Christopher Paolini to the American School
has also attracted many other entertainers, artists, and athletes, including
2008 Olympic medalist Katie Hoff, who won three swimming medals in Beijing just
one year after earning her American School diploma.
Although the American School
has a long history and tradition in the distance learning field, the School is
continually revising and updating its programs and curriculum to meet the needs
of today's learners. The School's experience and flexibility offer students a
quality and valuable education alternative.
For more information, visit the
American School's Web site or phone
1-866-260-7221 (Admissions Only). If you would like to receive a free