Learning Resources by

American School

www.americanschoolofcorr.com


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

Accounting 1 (online)

High School | Online class This online Accounting course provides students with an introduction to accounting concepts and principles, financial statements, internal control design, and accounting for partnerships. This...
Topic: Accounting
$150

Algebra 1

High School | Book, Online class Algebra 1 is a comprehensive course in the elements of algebra. This course stresses an understanding not only of basic algebraic principles and techniques, but also of how to model and solve...
Topic: Algebra
$150

Algebra 1 (online)

High School | Online class This online Algebra 1 course covers key mathematical concepts, including variables, function patterns, properties of rational numbers, and operations with rational numbers. Students will...
Topic: Algebra
$150

Algebra 2

High School | Book, Online class Algebra 2 builds on the foundations established in Algebra 1, expanding the student’s understanding of problem-solving and algebraic concepts. This course is recommended for the college-bound...
Topic: Algebra
$150

American School College Preparatory Program

High School | Book, Online class 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...
Topic: High School Curriculum
$900 yearly

American School General High School Program

High School | Book, Online class 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...
Topic: High School Curriculum
$900 yearly

Anatomy and Physiology (online)

High School | Online class In this online Anatomy and Physiology course, students learn about anatomical structures and physiology of the human body. Body systems are discussed in terms of how each participates in...
Topic: Anatomy & Physiology
$150

Arabic (online)

High School - College | Online class American School is pleased to partner with Rosetta Stone to offer the following online Arabic courses. Arabic 1 (full unit) Arabic 1 (first semester) Arabic 1 (second semester) Arabic 2 (first...
Topic: Arabic
$150

Art 1: World Cultures (online)

High School | Online class This online Art 1: World Cultures course provides an introduction to fundamental techniques and concepts of representational and expressive drawing within a variety of media. Emphasis is on object...
Topic: Visual Arts
$150

Art: Drawing Animals

High School - College | Book, Online class Drawing Animals is a half–unit course which introduces students to the basic skills needed to render animals realistically in pencil. Attention is paid to proportion, texture, shading and...
Topic: Drawing
$150

Art: Drawing Landscapes

High School | Book, Online class Drawing Landscapes is a half–unit course which introduces students to the basic skills needed to render realistically in pencil outdoor scenes which do not include people or buildings. Attention is...
Topic: Drawing
$150

Automotive: Know Your Car

High School | Book, Online class Know Your Car is a half–unit subject designed to provide the average driver with a basic understanding of how a car works and what should be done to keep it working—whether as a do-it-yourself...
Topic: Cars, Trucks, and other Vehicles
$150

Automotive Systems

High School | Book, Online class Automotive Systems introduces students to the how and why of the design, construction, and operation of all makes and models of modern automobiles. It begins each discussion of a major automotive...
Topic: Cars, Trucks, and other Vehicles
$150

Basic Drafting

High School | Book, Online class Basic Drafting is a general drafting course. Students are introduced to basic drafting tools and skills, including sketching, drawing, dimensioning, architectural drawing, and every other important...
Topic: Drafting
$150

Biology (lab)

High School - College | Book, Online class Biology introduces students to the study of living things. Students learn about ecology, the basic chemistry of life, cellular processes, genetics, evolutionary theory, the major kingdoms and phyla...
Topic: Biology
$150

Biology (non-lab)

High School | Book, Online class Biology introduces students to the study of living things. Students learn about ecology, the basic chemistry of life, cellular processes, genetics, evolutionary theory, the major kingdoms and phyla...
Topic: Biology
$150

Biology (non-lab) (online)

High School | Online class This online Biology (non-lab) course addresses in its first semester key concepts and processes from chemistry, cells, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, genetics and DNA. The scientific method...
Topic: Biology
$150

Business Communication (online)

High School | Online class In this online Business Communication course, students explore business communication, including letters, memos, electronic communication, written reports, oral presentations, and interpersonal...
Topic: Business Communication
$150

Business English

High School - College | Book, Online class Business English stresses the writing of effective business communications. Students learn how to write request, response, transmittal, and confirmation letters and memos; letters to customers,...
Topic: Business English
$150

Business Law

High School | Book, Online class Business Law focuses on the application of law to business operations and transactions in the United States. It covers such topics as contractual agreements, employment, commercial paper,...
Topic: Business Law
$150

Business Math

High School | Book, Online class Business Math is a full-unit course with many practical applications to daily life in both personal and business settings. The first half of the course, in which students do 3 examinations, deepens...
Topic: Finance
$150

Calculus (online)

9th - High School | Online class This course includes a study of limits, continuity, and differentiation. It integrates algebraic, trigonometric and transcendental functions, and the applications of derivatives and integrals....
Topic: Calculus
$150

Carpentry

High School | Book, Online class Carpentry provides a systematic overview of the most common tools, materials and procedures used in residential construction, from laying a foundation to finish work. In this subject students...
Topic: Carpentry
$150

Chemistry (lab)

High School | Book, Online class The lab version of Chemistry is taken in conjunction with the non-lab version of the course. The investigations build and expand on concepts presented in the textbook. The labs are based on a...
Topic: Chemistry
$150

Chemistry (non-lab)

High School | Book, Online class Chemistry introduces students to the basic principles of chemistry. Although students are required to have completed Algebra 1 to take this subject, the focus of the course is on the conceptual...
Topic: Chemistry
$150