Welcome to American School

Welcome to American School!
June 11, 2012
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The American School, www.americanschool.org, offers the best value in high school distance education–combining affordable tuition and top-quality curriculum in both print and online formats. In its 115-year history, the American School has educated more than three million students from across the country and around the world. Many of them, such as bestselling author Christopher Paolini and actress Jessica Alba, have gone on to become famous, but all of our students enjoy the benefits of what we call our Four C‘s–curriculum, caring student service, credibility and cost.

After you are accepted at the American School, you can earn your accredited diploma faster than you ever thought possible–up to twice as fast as classroom high schools–by choosing from two distinct diploma programs, both of which consist of 18 units of credit from our innovative curriculum. In total, the American School offers more than 70 courses, many of which are available in print or online formats.

If you are planning on attending college, consider our College Preparatory program. Students complete 15 required courses and may take art courses, foreign languages courses or courses such as Business Law and Journalism as their three electives. More information on the College Preparatory program, including a list of required courses, can be found at www.americanschoolofcorr.com/collegeprep.

If you are planning on going into the workforce immediately after graduation, consider our General High School program. Students complete 13 required courses and may take trade courses, such as Carpentry or Automotive Repair, or life skills courses, such as Food Study and Home Planning and Decorating as their five electives. More information on the General High School program, including a list of required courses, can be found at www.americanschoolofcorr.com/generalhighschool.

Students work entirely at their own pace, but they are never alone. The American School tries to make distance learning as personal as possible. For example, our instructors write personalized, handwritten comments when they grade exams in print courses, and our staff is available during normal business hours to answer telephone and e-mail inquiries. The dedication of our staff is one reason why the American School is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement/AdvancED and recognized by the State of Illinois as a non-public high school.

The American School’s status as a non-profit school allows us to keep costs to an absolute minimum. A full 18-unit diploma program consisting entirely of print courses, including all study materials and grading of exams, costs just $1599, and flexible monthly payment plans are available. Prices for online courses or for students residing in a foreign country are slightly higher. In addition, the American School offers free evaluations of transcripts from United States high schools and offers pro-rated prices if you need fewer than 18 units of credit to earn your high school diploma. If you desire to take American School courses to enrich an existing homeschool program, you can do that, too. The cost of individual courses usually runs between $150 and $200.

Earlier this year, the American School launched a new service by becoming an affiliate of Method Test Prep, a company that has specialized in online preparation for the ACT or SAT for more than a decade. Method Test Prep will be responsible for all course content and billing, and their customer service team will answer any and all questions from American School students. Method Test Prep’s courses do not count toward an American School student’s diploma requirements.

Although the entire Method Test Prep course is designed to be taken over a period of 20 weeks, Method Test Prep presents students with a simple checklist that is composed of 15-minute tasks, so students can study even if they have a limited amount of time. Students can expect a number of other things from Method Test Prep, including:

  • Access to strategy guides for each test
  • Complete full-length practice tests
  • Hundreds of practice questions
  • Practice quizzes to boost knowledge
  • Immediate feedback on every question
  • Audio and video explanations of test questions
  • Easy-to-understand explanations to every question
  • Tracking methods for strengths and weaknesses on each test
  • Valuable test-taking tips
  • Access to courses on an unlimited 24/7 basis from any Web-enabled computer

Method Test Prep offers a free two-week trial of their courses. If students wish to continue after that time, they pay on a monthly basis, either $39.95 per month for one course, or $59.95 per month for both courses.

For more information on the American School and its new ACT/SAT prep course partnership with Method Test Prep, visit www.americanschoolofcorr.com/actsatprep.

For more information on becoming an American School student, call 866-260-7221 around the clock, or visit www.americanschoolofcorr.com/enroll if you are ready to enroll today. We look forward to helping you earn your high school diploma the American way!