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
We recommend students take the most rigorous courses available and within their ability.
Advanced courses are available -- see our Advanced Placement & Honors page.
Electives are available in the following subject areas: Business, digital arts, computer applications and programming, engineering, 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 are required to take the course Online Learning & Digital Citizenship their first term with us. (Incoming 12th graders may substitute Critical Thinking & Study Skills for OL&DC.)
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.