We take full advantage of the scalability of online technology to deliver a broader, more relevant array of options in engaging and varied ways. That includes using videos and interactive activities as well as more traditional study techniques. At Sterling Academy, one course credit is equivalent to two semesters of study in a subject. Our school offers flexible grade-level completion timelines based on students’ needs.
Your student cannot get a great education without top-quality learning materials. We proudly use Edgenuity online curriculum, a program used in all 50 states by both public and private schools. Core curriculum for the three years includes language arts, math, world geography or world history, U.S. history and civics, life science, earth/space science, and physical science.
We take full advantage of online technology to deliver more diverse, more relevant and more engaging learning opportunities specifically designed to interest and motivate middle school students. Courses may include video, audio and interactive activities as well as more traditional reading and writing assignments.
And it’s not just our curriculum that sets Sterling Academy apart. It’s also our team of certified, experienced and student-focused teachers. These are people who are top achievers in their fields, academically and in the “real” world. They not only know the material, they have that special characteristic so important for students – a sincere desire to help your child learn.Unlike attending a traditional middle school, students are never at the mercy of overcrowded classrooms or rigid daily schedules that make it tough to interact in a meaningful way with teachers.
Although our middle school students only have to take the minimum 4 classes each year, our tuition covers up to 6 classes. That means students may take one or two electives in addition to their core classes. That could be technology or some other fun, interesting, relevant class – 3D art, graphic design, a foreign language – we offer an amazing selection of elective classes you’d be hard-pressed to find at a traditional high school.
We particularly encourage middle school students to take Computer Applications: Office 2010, to obtain a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of programs that are today’s standard in both businesses and schools. (You’ll need Office 2010 on your own computer for this class.)
All Sterling Academy electives are high school-level classes, so credit earned in middle school also meets high school requirements. Your child can get a head start on graduation, begin investigating potential career fields or simply feed a personal interest.