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English Language Arts at Sterling Academy

Accredited Virtual High School English Curriculum


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Sterling Academy offers a strong selection of online courses in English Language Arts, available to both full-time Sterling Academy students as well as being offered as single courses to students who are studying full-time or part-time elsewhere.

In our online high school English Language Arts courses (English 1-4), students...

  • Develop skills in reading and in understanding various forms of literature 
  • Get practice in improving grammar and writing 
  • Build vocabulary 
  • Learn skills important for the 21st century, such as... 
    • Detecting media bias 
    • Creating a project plan complete with timeline and step-by-step instructions of what must be completed in the project 
    • Writing resumes with cover letters, along with being introduced to interviewing skills
    • Effectively using technology to conduct research

High School Language Arts Courses at Sterling Academy

Four years of English Language Arts courses are required to graduate from Sterling Academy. The required courses are simply named English 1, English 2, English 3 and English 4.  

Honors courses are available for English courses 1 through 4.

For those who would like additional practice in language arts, the following courses may be taken as electives:

  • Intensive Reading
  • Reading For College Success
  • Writing 1
  • Writing For College Success
  • Introduction to Communications & Speech
  • Journalism: Investigating The Truth ($)*
  • Creative Writing ($)
  • Public Speaking ($)
  • Mythology & Folklore: Legendary Tales ($)
  • Gothic Literature: Monster Stories ($)
  • The Lord of the Rings: An Exploration of the Films & Their Literary Influences ($)

We also offer an alternative to the standard English 4 course: English 4: Florida College Prep.

($) Courses with the dollar symbol require a $99 surcharge per semester on top of the regular tuition price.

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*Sterling Academy has a student-created and maintained website, Sterling Student Scrolls.  High school students who participate in this website during their entire time in the high school journalism course will receive a refund on their course surcharge.

 

NOVELS MINI-COURSES 

Language Arts courses include excerpts from novels.  However, you don't get the full excitement of the story from just an excerpt -- to enjoy the full experience of the engaging story of famous novels, you need to read them in their entirety!

At Sterling Academy, we offer mini-courses in novels.  Each mini-course is worth 0.0625 credit.  If you take four mini-courses, it equals 0.25 credit. If you take eight, you will have 0.5 credit, which counts toward your electives.  You have 15 mini-courses to choose from!

  • The Red Badge Of Courage
  • Call Of The Wild
  • 1984
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • Jane Eyre
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • The House Of Seven Gables
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man
  • Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde
  • Mrs. Dalloway
  • Heart Of Darkness
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Author Study: Jorge Luis Borge
  • Author Study: Flannery O'Connor