Learning Resources by

American School

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Distance education at American School offers students a convenient way to take classes on paper or online. Regardless of which program you choose–General High School, College Preparatory or Independent Study–you will receive these benefits. Together these are what set us apart from other distance education high schools. We call these our Four C’s.

Curriculum

American School’s innovative paper-based and online curriculum offers something for everyone. Students can choose from more than 100 self-paced courses in traditional subjects such as English, math, social studies and science and take electives in such subject areas as business, career and technical education, fine arts, and world languages, including online world language courses offered through a partnership with Rosetta Stone. American School is perfect for students who need several courses to complete graduation requirements or for those who choose to take just one course to make up credit or gain knowledge for personal enrichment. Visit our Course Descriptions page for the most recent list of course offerings.

Cost

As a not-for-profit institution, American School puts students’ educations first. Our tuition is affordable—much lower than many other distance education and online high schools—and all textbooks and study materials are included at no additional cost. As of October 1, 2015, our 4-year, 18-unit paper-based diploma program costs $2250, while our 4-year, 18-unit online diploma program is comprised of a series of 1-year contracts for 4 1/2 units of credit at a cost of $900 per year, or 18 units of credit at a total cost of $3600. All diploma programs have flexible payment schedules starting at $100 per month, which makes tuition even more affordable, and there are no interest charges, no charge for pre-evaluation of transcripts, and very few extra fees along the way. American School also is proud to offer lower tuition for General High School or College Preparatory Program students who pay in full at the time of enrollment. Individual courses purchased through our Independent Study Program or taken for enrichment typically cost between $150 and $300.
Caring Student Service

When students are accepted at American School, they not only receive interesting curriculum at a reasonable cost from a pioneer in distance education; they also receive outstanding, caring student service. To start, they may enroll online, on paper, or over the phone, and enrollment is open year-round. Students work in a classroom of one—at their own pace and on their own schedule—but they are not alone. Our friendly staff is available to assist students over the phone during normal business hours. Also, American School students can access help sheets, homework Web sites, and view their academic records and other helpful information 24-7 by logging into the Online Student Center. General High School and College Preparatory Program students can receive their diplomas at any time of the year provided they have completed all graduation requirements, and qualifying graduates are eligible to receive one of 18 post-secondary scholarships that American School awards annually.

Credibility

American School was the first correspondence school to become regionally accredited. Today we are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools/Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), Accreditation International (Ai) and the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), as well as recognized by the state of Illinois as a non-public high school. An American School diploma is widely accepted by colleges and universities across the country and around the world. Several thousand high schools use American School to help their students recover credits and graduate on time with their classes. We are proud of our three-way tuition warranty, which ensures customer satisfaction through its ten-day inspection and money-back guarantee, liberal tuition refund policy, and promise of a refund or additional training if you must take a qualifying examination and cannot pass it. Author Christopher Paolini, motorsports star Travis Pastrana, tennis legend Andre Agassi and actress Jessica Alba are just some of the famous people who have taken American School courses throughout our 119-year history.



Resources

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Child Care

Child Care   High School | Book, Online class

In Child Care students study the care and guidance of children from infancy through adolescence. The focus of the course is on the physical, intellectual, and emotional/social development of the...

$150
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Chinese (Mandarin) (online)

Chinese (Mandarin)   High School - College | Online class

American School is pleased to partner with Rosetta Stone to offer the following online Chinese (Mandarin) courses. Chinese, Mandarin 1 (full unit) Chinese, Mandarin 1 (first semester) Chinese,...

$150
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Civics, Social (Government)

Civics   High School | Book, Online class

Social Civics is the study of how our government is organized and run at the national, state and local levels. Beginning with a look at how government developed, this course covers such topics as...

$150
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Classic Adventure Literature

Literature   7th - High School | Book, Online class

Classic Adventure Literature is a half-unit course that allows students to explore several classic adventure novels: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, Jules Verne’s Around the World in...

$150
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Clothing

Sewing   High School | Book, Online class

Clothing is about how to make the most of your looks and how to get the most for your clothing dollar. It is also about the basic steps in making your own clothes. Students learn about the basic...

$150
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Consumer Economics

Home Economics   High School - College | Book, Online class

The goal of this course is to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to make wise choices as consumers. In Consumer Economics, students learn about the roles of consumers, producers and...

$150
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Creative Writing 1 (online)

Creative Writing   High School | Online class

For many hundreds of years, literature has been one of the most important human art forms. It allows us to give voice to our emotions, create imaginary worlds, express ideas, and escape the...

$150
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Digital Photography (online)

Digital Photography   High School | Online class

The Digital Photography course focuses on the basics of photography and basic camera functions, including building an understanding of aperture, shutter speed, lighting, and composition. Students...

$150
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Dutch (online)

Dutch   High School - College | Online class

American School is pleased to partner with Rosetta Stone to offer the following online Dutch courses. Dutch 1 (full unit) Dutch 1 (first semester) Dutch 1 (second semester) Dutch 2 (first semester)...

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Earth Science

Earth Science   High School | Book, Online class

Earth Science is a comprehnsive study of the Earth—its internal and external structure, its ever-changing surface, its various bodies of water, its chemical makeup and its atmosphere and weather....

$150
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Earth Science (online)

Earth Science   High School | Online class

Earth Science is the study of our planet Earth and its place in the universe. This online Earth Science course incorporates themes from a variety of sciences, including geology, oceanography,...

$150
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Economics (online)

Economics   High School | Online class

This multi-media online Economics course focuses on the decision making of individuals, organizations, and governments in a market setting. It covers topics such as scarcity, opportunity cost,...

$150
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Electricity, Fundamentals of

Electricity & Magnetism   High School | Book, Online class

Fundamentals of Electricity gives students a basic understanding of electrical principles and their real world applications. From an introduction to the basic concepts of work, energy and charge,...

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English 1: Composition and Grammar

Grammar   High School | Book, Online class

English 1: Composition and Grammar is the first in a series of one-half unit courses which stress a progressive mastery of language and writing. In this course students begin by reviewing grammar,...

$150
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English 1 (online)

English   High School | Online class

English 1 addresses strategies for reading comprehension, recognition of text structure in exposure and narrative, comprehension of different genres of text, and the steps for writing an essay and...

$150
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English 1, Understanding

Reading Comprehension   High School | Book, Online class

Understanding English 1 gives students an in-depth knowledge of how sentences are organized. Through this knowledge, students learn to recognize and use good sentences. The first half of the course...

$150
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English 2: Composition and Grammar

Grammar   7th - High School | Book, Online class

English 2: Composition and Grammar is the second in a series of one-half unit courses which stress a positive interest in language and training in speaking and writing. In this course, students...

$150

English 2 (online)

English   High School | Online class

English 2 provides instruction in the competencies for literacy that are essential for responsible citizenship and for success in post-secondary schools and the workplace. This course helps...

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English 2, Understanding

English   High School | Book, Online class

Understanding English 2 builds on the foundation in grammar and usage provided in Understanding English 1. In this course students concentrate on improving their style and writing with clarity and...

$150
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English 3: Composition and Grammar

Grammar   High School | Book, Online class

English 3: Composition and Grammar is the third in a series of one-half unit courses which stress a positive interest in language and training in writing. In this course, students concentrate on...

$150
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English 3 (online)

English   High School | Online class

This online English 3 course is a full unit course in which students learn to compose and analyze complex writing, including autobiography, short stories, literary response, and essays (persuasive,...

$150
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English 4: Composition and Grammar

Grammar   High School | Book, Online class

English 4: Composition and Grammar is the last in a series of one-half unit courses which stress a progressive mastery of language and writing. In this course, students begin by reviewing grammar,...

$150
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English 4 (online)

English   7th - High School | Online class

This online English 4 course is a full unit course in which students review grammar basics, write essays, and study selections in English literature from Shakespeare’s time to the modern era. In...

$150
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English as a Second Language (online)

English as a Second Language (ESL)   7th - College | Online class

American School is pleased to partner with Rosetta Stone to offer the following online English as a Second Language courses. English as a Second Language 1 (full unit) English as a Second Language...

$150
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English, Grammar, Basic

Grammar   3rd - 6th | Book, Online class

Basic English Grammar is a half–unit subject which deals with the basic fundamentals of grammar. It provides a review of sentence types and structure, punctuation, forming plurals, agreement of...