2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 18th, 2020

Dear Students,

As you may be aware, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann, St. Clair County, Illinois, Board Chairman Mark Kern, and Madison County, Illinois, Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler agreed to take the following measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus):

  • It is recommended that by at least Wednesday, March 18th, 2020, all public, private, charter, and parochial schools across all five jurisdictions close until further notice.  This decision will be reevaluated by April 3. 

Despite the challenges presented by the novel Corona virus, American Trade School is fully prepared to meet the needs of its students and to advance the education to which is it committed.

American Trade School will temporarily transition to an online learning environment for students effective Monday, March 23rd with preliminary plans to return to face-to-face learning on Monday, April 13th, 2020.  This decision will be re-evaluated as we get closer to April 13th.

Please be assured that faculty and staff have been preparing for this possibility.  Instructors are being trained in the best practices in online learning, and the expectation is that instruction will continue through the Teachable platform.

You can expect regular updates from the school as the situation evolves and as we learn more.  As always, the channels of communication remain open.  You are our most important partner in ensuring continuity and success in this online learning environment.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the administration or your instructor if you have any questions or concerns.  We are grateful for your support during these unprecedented times!

John Vatterott Jr.
American Trade School