American School College Preparatory Program
American School’s College Preparatory 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 four-year college or professional school.
In our paper-based College Preparatory Program, students complete 18 units of credit—15 required and 3 electives—and upon completion of all graduation requirements receive the regionally accredited American School diploma. The 15 required units of credit in their recommended order of study include:
Writing 1 Psychology Physiology and Health Essential Mathematics 1 Writing 2 United States History Planning Your Career Biology Essential Mathematics 2 American Literature Social Civics Algebra 1 British Literature Science Elective Course Geometry In our online College Preparatory Program, students complete 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 include:
English 1 English 2 English 3 English 4 Economics (1/2 unit course) Government (1/2 unit course) United States History Health Algebra 1 Algebra 2 Geometry Biology Chemistry LIfe Management Skills (1/2 unit course) Thinking and Learning Strategies (1/2 unit course) Popular electives for students in the College Preparatory Program include Fine Arts and World Languages 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.
Graduates of American School have gone on to attend dozens of well-known colleges and universities in the United States and enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields. Some of them achieved fame in sports, entertainment and the arts. As an example, one graduate, author Christopher Paolini, wrote the best-sellers Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr. Christopher has said that his “whole family was very, very grateful that American School was available."