American School of Correspondence

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The American School of Correspondence is a distance education high school located in Lansing, Illinois, United States. It was founded in 1897. It is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.[1]


The American School is a non-public secondary school and offers its own diploma. It is not a GED program. High school students can complete four years' worth of credits at their own pace, often taking less time than in a traditional high school. All exams in the more than 70 courses offered are hand graded by a qualified staff of full-time and part-time instructors.

College scholarships are awarded annually by the school.

Additionally, the school works with thousands of public, private, and parochial schools throughout the United States to offer distance learning courses to students who have fallen behind in credits, or are working at an accelerated rate. The credits for these correspondence courses are then transferred to the student's high school.

The American School was located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago from 1912 to 1996, when it moved to south suburban Lansing.[2][3]

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  1. ^ North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  2. ^ "About Us". American School of Correspondence. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  3. ^ City of Chicago. "American School of Correspondence Building". Chicago Landmarks. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d "American School of Correspondence - Why Choose - Credibility". Retrieved 2014-05-18. 

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Coordinates: 41°35′13″N 87°33′48″W / 41.586919°N 87.563254°W / 41.586919; -87.563254