Among accredited schools, transferring credit is generally very easy. Since Sterling Academy is accredited by Cognia/SACS, a widely recognized agency that accredits public and private K-12 schools and colleges & universities, credits earned at our school can be transferred to other high schools, and for graduating students, our credits are accepted by colleges and universities. Likewise, we can accept credits from other accredited schools so that students can pick up at our school where they left off at their previous school. Part-time students can take one or a few courses with us and transfer them back to the school where they study full-time.
Ultimately, the school receiving the credits is the one that decides whether or not to accept credits from another school. If the courses are identical and use the same credit system, this is quite easy. (Sterling Academy uses the Florida system of 1 credit per full-year high school course.) If the credit system is significantly different, there may be some adjustments that need to be made in order to process the transfer. If the courses don't closely match, the receiving school decides whether to accept the course as a substitute for one of their courses, or to reject the course credit for incoming transfer.
If you have any questions about transferring credits, feel free to talk to our registrar or our principal.
J Lee Harshbarger, Principal
|Laura Rivero, Registrar