Fall semester has begun this week for many students across the country. Others will be starting in the next few weeks. Morning and afternoon traffic is picking up, school speed zones are being enforced again, and stores are busy with back to school lines. Summer has gone by quickly, and kids are nervous and anxious to begin the first day of classes. At American High School, it is just another day.
While others have been swimming and playing at the park, Sam has been in school, working hard all summer long. He is hoping to graduate early and head off to college before he turns 18. Sam is one of many students that are looking to get ahead and graduate early. To accomplish this, his parents pulled him from his local school last year and enrolled him in an online program at American High School. American High School is a fully accredited year round online school for students in 6th through 12th grade. Here, you can enroll any time of the year and can attend school year round if you wish.
Everything at American High School is at the student’s pace. Some students may finish a grade level in five months while others may take twelve. “All students learn differently. Some are able to master the concepts in a shorter period of time than others. We give these students the opportunity to accelerate through their work and even graduate early. The students that need more time on a lesson, can take the extra time they need without falling behind or slowing the progress of other students”, says Michael Segelnick, principal of American High School. “We also provide many different multimedia tools and interactive lessons to deliver our curriculum. Students who learn better with audio and video have the option to listen to audio books and watch learning videos. There are also interactive labs, games, maps, and journals that provide a variety of learning modes for students. Students learn in the way best suited for them.” It is this model of learning that helps American High School accommodate students of many different learning styles.
Since American High School is a year round school, students can take vacation whenever they like. This allows families to take their vacations during times of the year when places are less crowded. Families can coordinate vacations with the school district or determine their own vacation time. If your desire is to get ahead and graduate early, you can attend school all summer long. If you struggled during the school year at your local school, an online program can give you an opportunity to catch up and make up credits. For families that travel a lot, online school is a blessing. Their children no longer have to switch schools constantly. Other families rely on an online program because of medical conditions or disabilities that prevent their children from attending or being successful at a brick and mortar school. Whatever the reason, an online program might be the perfect solution for your children.