A leader in distance education since 1897, American School offers accredited courses in grades 6-12 at an affordable cost.
American School’s Independent Study Program is designed for students who attend public or private high schools. Individual subjects may be taken through the Independent Study Program for credit recovery purposes, to avoid scheduling conflicts, to challenge the accelerated student, to assist the homebound student, or to take the place of summer school.
2200 East 170th Street
- Year Founded
- Tuition Fees
- As of May 1, 2020, tuition is $900 per year for middle school and high school. Each year consists of 5 units of credit. Individual subjects for enrichment typically cost between $150 and $400 each. Tuition for full years or individual subjects always includes all study materials and access to the Online Student Center, where students and parents can review grades and academic records and receive assistance.
- Other Fees
- American School prides itself on not charging students for many services. Services that might involve additional fees include transcript evaluations, sending duplicate transcripts or diplomas, or replacing lost study materials.
Applications for the middle school program, high school program and individual subjects are available on https://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/enroll/
- American School does not offer tutoring services, but instructors are available to help via phone, email or letter. American School also has a full-time school counselor to assist students with the college admissions process and other academic matters.
American School’s innovative paper-based and online curriculum offers something for everyone in grades 6-12. 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,
Students may enroll anytime and study anywhere, working when and where it is convenient for them. Unit exams, discussion boards or projects are submitted to American School for grading, and students may begin work on the next unit or work in another subject during the short turnaround time for exams to be graded and returned.
- Teaching Helps
American School does not offer tutoring services, but instructors are available to help via phone, email or letter.
American School keeps student records on file in perpetuity.
- American School is accredited by Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), Accreditation International (Ai) and National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) and recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education