The Best Value in High School Distance Education
April 7, 2014
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The American School,, continues to offer the best value in high school distance education — combining affordable tuition and top-quality curriculum in both paper-based and online formats, and the best is yet to come!

Recently the American School added five new online courses, including Digital Photography, Music Appreciation and Forensic Science, to its already robust curriculum. Prior to that, the American School began offering online exams in paper-based courses so that students may receive quicker feedback on their work. Here is the best news of all, though. Later this year the American School plans to offer an entire online curriculum while maintaining its existing paper-based curriculum. Doing so ensures students will be able to learn how they choose — either entirely online, entirely paper-based, or a combination of the two. More information on the American School’s online learning offerings may be found at

In its 117-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 their students enjoy the benefits of what they call the 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 their innovative curriculum which consists of more than 80 courses. A full list of American School courses may be found at

If you are planning on attending college, consider their 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

If you are planning on going into the workforce immediately after graduation, consider their 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

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, their instructors write personalized, handwritten comments when they grade exams in paper-based courses, and their staff is available during normal business hours to answer telephone and e-mail inquiries. The dedication of their staff is one reason why the American School is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement/AdvancED, Accreditation International (Ai) and the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) and recognized by the State of Illinois as a non-public high school. More information on their accreditation may be found at

The American School’s status as a non-profit school allows the school to keep costs to an absolute minimum. A full 18-unit diploma program for students living in the United States costs just $2100 and includes all study materials, grading of exams and access to the Online Student Center, where students can view academic records and download help resources around the clock. Flexible monthly payment plans starting as low as $75 per month are available. Prices 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 $300. More information may be found at

The American School is also pleased to offer ACT and SAT prep courses through a partnership with Method Test Prep, a company that has specialized in online preparation for the ACT or SAT for more than a decade. Under this arrangement, Method Test Prep is responsible for all course content and billing, their customer service team answers any and all questions from American School students and for others who enroll in their courses through the American School’s Web site, and Method Test Prep’s courses do not count toward an American School student’s diploma requirements. For more information on the American School’s partnership with Method Test Prep, visit

For more information on becoming an American School student, call 866-260-7221 around the clock, or visit if you are ready to enroll today. The American School is happy to offer you will the accredited high school courses you need at a cost you can afford, and they look forward to having you as their student.