To graduate from Sterling Academy, the following credits must be earned. One credit is the equivalent to two semesters of study in a subject.
|Subject Area||Credits Required|
|Online Learning & Digital Citizenship||0.5|
While the above are the minimums, those who are planning to go on to college are recommended to have 4 credits of science and 2 credits of a world language.
Here is a sample of what a college-bound high school student at Sterling Academy may choose.
|Freshman - Semester 1|
1. Online Learning & Digital Citizenship*
1. English 1B*
|Sophomore - Semester 1|
1. English 2A*
Sophomore - Semester 2
1. English 2B*
|Junior - Semester 1|
1. English 3A*
Junior - Semester 2
1. English 3B*
|Senior - Semester 1|
1. English 4A*
Senior - Semester 2
1. English 4B*
*These specific courses are required for graduation (or honors versions, if available).
We recommend students take the most rigorous courses available and within their ability.
Honors courses are available -- see the list on this page.
Electives are available in the following subject areas: Business, digital arts, information technology, engineering, forensics/law/security, life skills, health sciences (nursing, pharmacy, etc.) and social science (psychology & sociology).
Note: All full-time students entering the 9th grade or transferring in from another school between 9th grade and first semester of 11th grade are required to take the course Online Learning & Digital Citizenship their first term with us.
Students should expect to spend an amount of time on their studies per week that is comparable to the amount of time spent in school at a bricks-and-mortar school. With our program, however, students can choose how to arrange those hours in the way needed to accommodate their schedule.