American School General High School Program
American School’s General High School Program, offered in paper-based and online formats, is designed for students who plan to earn their high school diplomas and then enroll in a two-year college or enter the workforce in the field of their choice.
In our paper-based General High School Program, students complete a total of 18 units of credit—13 required and 5 electives—and upon completion of all graduation requirements receive the regionally accredited American School diploma. The 13 required units of credit in their recommended order of study include:
Writing 1 Psychology Physiology and Health Essential Math 1 Writing 2 United States History Planning Your Career Environmental Science Essential Math 2 Literature 1 (1/2 unit course) Speech: How to Talk More Effectively (1/2 unit course) Social Civics Algebra 1 World Literature In our online General High School Program, students complete a total of 18 units of credit—12 required and 6 electives—and upon completion of all graduation requirements receive the regionally accredited American School diploma. The 12 required units of credit include:
English 1 English 2 English 3 English 4 Economics (1/2 unit course) Government (1/2 unit course) United States History Health Integrated Math 1 Integrated Math 2 Pre-Algebra Earth Science LIfe Management Skills (1/2 unit course) Thinking and Learning Strategies (1/2 unit course) Popular electives for students in the General High School Program include Business, Career and Technical Education courses, among others.
Students who reside in the state of Illinois must complete Consumer Economics and the United States/Illinois Constitution exam in accordance with state law.