Expand your knowledge, be inspired and prepare yourself for life in the global 21st century
Taking a wide range of electives helps you build a high school resume that shows college admission officials and future employers your diversity and willingness to stretch.
Is there a subject you’re passionate about and wish you could study more while you’re still in high school? Sterling Academy electives can feed your passion.
Life is most fulfilling when we get to do things we really enjoy, whether that’s for work or as an avocation. Electives enable you to “test drive” new disciplines and activities.
You have to take a certain number of electives to graduate from high school. Online electives at Sterling Academy give you far more choices. Once you graduate, you’ll have to find a job or begin to choose a college major. What might that be?
Taking electives helps you identify what really resonates with you. How do you know engineering (or computer science or international business) isn’t for you, unless you give it a try? Science, technology, engineering and math (often referred to collectively as STEM) are all career fields of the future, and they can lead you in almost any direction. The health care field is wide open and richly rewarding. Foreign languages can literally take you around the world.
Our electives allow you to:
You don’t have to adopt one of these fields as a career, but knowing more about a wider range of subjects makes you a more interesting person, and learning how different disciplines approach solving problems will help you in many ways as you go through life.
Classes such as Nursing Assistant and Pharmacy Technician give you a head start on landing a good job after you graduate. These fields can be a very satisfying career, or you can use them as a launching pad to any one of dozens of desirable careers in health care.