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Supplement your geography lessons with these fun-to-play online games

Posted by Sterling Staff on Nov 9, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Geography is one of those middle school subjects that involves learning lots of place names and other facts. It can feel overwhelming and, for some kids, a bit dry. There’s no need for that, though, because geography lends itself perfectly to online games and other interactive resources.

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How Principles of Entrepreneurship help students pursue their entrepreneurial spirit

Posted by Sterling Staff on Nov 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Not so long ago, most people’s vision of the ideal career was one where they could remain, safe and comfortable with one company, until the day they retired. People expected to work for someone else, and that was OK. Now, however, more and more young people realize they can be in charge of their own destiny. They want to work for themselves.

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Not all online schools are flexible

Posted by Sterling Staff on Oct 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Greater flexibility is one of the key reasons so many families are switching to online schools for their children’s education. But just how flexible is the online school you’re considering for your middle and/or high school students? There are distinct differences among online schools, so it is crucial to ask whether or not your students will have full control over their study schedule.

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You can still enroll in online school at mid-semester

Posted by Sterling Staff on Oct 19, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Leaving one school and moving to a new one can be a concern for both parents and students. When the change takes place mid-semester, more questions arise about making the transition a successful one. This is an excellent time to consider switching to online school.  

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Why students are taking German online

Posted by Sterling Staff on Oct 12, 2015 10:57:40 AM

Studying a foreign language, whether or not you become entirely fluent, is one of the smartest things anyone can do. For high school students looking toward college, foreign language credits are usually a requirement. Beyond that, learning another language also helps you learn about the countries and cultures that speak the language.

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How elective courses help you follow your passion

Posted by Sterling Staff on Oct 5, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Thinking electives are nothing more than those “extras” you have to take to graduate or beef up your college application? Not so! Why take just anything, when you can take something that lets you follow your love? At Sterling Academy, we offer 40 different electives, in six categories.

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How academic performance is affected by a lack of sleep 

Posted by Sterling Staff on Sep 28, 2015 10:55:00 AM

All of us know what it’s like to feel “out of it” after a poor night’s sleep. Whether we go to bed too late or our brain just won’t shut down so we can relax, not getting enough sleep makes us groggy and cranky the next day. With back-to-school just around the corner, parents are expressing concern about how to get kids back on a school-appropriate sleep schedule, because “groggy and cranky” are not conducive to learning.   

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How one online high school student is writing and going to school at the same time 

Posted by Sterling Staff on Sep 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In some ways, Alec John Belle is an ordinary high school kid. He likes reading and writing and “obsessing over Pretty Little Liars.” In other ways, he is an extraordinary teen, one willing to lift up his voice and talk about the toughest, most personal issues teenagers face today. At 16, he became a published author, using the written word to open people’s eyes and make a difference for his generation with a book titled Before I Break.

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How Elective Courses help you find a new passion

Posted by Sterling Staff on Sep 14, 2015 10:41:41 AM

School is supposed to prepare you for life. By the time you graduate from high school, society expects you to have some idea what kind of career you would like to pursue -- or at least what your college major might be. No pressure there!

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How Elective Courses help you investigate future careers

Posted by Sterling Staff on Sep 7, 2015 7:19:00 AM

Some people know from childhood exactly what they want to “be” when they grow up. For most of us, however, it’s not that simple. Today’s high school students can look forward to jobs your parents never heard of. And there are a lot more career opportunities out there you’ve never heard of, simply because you’re young and haven’t run into them yet.

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