American School College Preparatory Program

Description

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."



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