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3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Online High School English Courses

Posted by Sterling Staff on Jan 20, 2022 1:56:00 PM

There are more choices than ever for students looking to get a quality education these days. With a global pandemic forcing schools around the world to experiment with distance learning, parents have discovered what we here at Sterling Academy have known all along: online courses can — and do — provide opportunities for robust and effective instruction, negating neither quality nor substance during their students’ quest for academic exposure. Because of this, more students than ever are considering non-traditional educations, mixing and matching (and even replacing) classes from brick and mortar institutions with online options to create customized programs that not only meet curriculum standards but that appeal to students’ individual passions. Some of the most sought-after classes are online high school English courses. Whether needed to fulfill a core credit requirement for graduation or used to further explore a literary interest, online high school English courses are a great way for students to develop reading skills, build their vocabularies and improve their writing. Here are three tips for getting the most out of an online high school English class experience:

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Enrolling in Online School For Second Semester

Posted by Sterling Staff on Jan 19, 2022 9:30:00 AM

The new calendar year can also mean a new school for many students at the start of second semester, and online schooling is becoming the clear choice for many families. Education is changing and adapting to meet the needs of individual students. Online learning can be the perfect match for someone interested in remote work after high school or the answer for a student struggling with anxiety. Students seeking a more flexible schedule or those who are concerned with their health and safety can also choose to make the switch to online schooling during the Spring semester! Whether in middle or high school, students have more choices now than ever before since reputable online schools (like our own Sterling Academy) provide students with versatile opportunities to continue their education with little disruption to their schedules or their lives. Here are a few tips and benefits to enrolling in online classes. 

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Is Taking a High School US History Online Course a Good Idea?

Posted by Sterling Staff on Jan 17, 2022 1:46:00 PM

Education is more diverse than ever. Instead of choosing between the neighborhood school down the street and the private and/or parochial one in town, parents and their children now have multiple options: public schools, charter schools, magnet schools, private institutions, online academies, homeschooling, learning pods. Students can sometimes even move to public schools in other districts or take single courses from multiple places as they work their way toward graduation. The choices are often overwhelming, especially when parents have to determine if all the choices are actually good ones. Take a basic core class, like US history, for example: is an online high school US history course just as good as the US history course taught in a public school? Are all high school American history classes created equally? It depends.

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What is class like for an online student (a teacher's perspective)

Posted by Sterling Staff on Jul 20, 2015 11:42:00 AM

A few months ago, a high school teacher wrote about her experience attending classes for two days as a student. After being at the front of her classroom for 15 years, she wanted to learn what the experience was like for the kids in the seats. After one day as a 10th grader and one as a 12th-grader, she was shocked.

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3 reasons for getting a jumpstart on fall semester

Posted by Sterling Staff on Jun 29, 2015 7:23:00 AM

The beginning of a new high school year can be exciting, but that sense of anticipation is often dimmed by the mechanics of the enrollment process. Here are three reasons to get a jumpstart on fall semester at Sterling Academy, to establish a stronger foundation for the coming year.

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How due dates work in our online school courses

Posted by Sterling Staff on Nov 17, 2014 7:41:00 AM

In order to meet our students’ scheduling needs, Sterling Academy doesn’t follow a traditional school calendar.  Because of this, we sometimes get asked how due dates work in our online high school classes. There’s a misconception that there aren’t due dates, but we do work with students to ensure they complete their studies.

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The advantages of investing in an online high school education

Posted by Sterling Staff on Oct 27, 2014 6:55:00 AM

Perhaps you have seen TV commercials advertising free online high schools. These free enrollments are at either public or charter schools, funded by taxpayer dollars.  But there are potential snares to be aware of.

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The Process of Preparing for an AdvancED Accreditation Visit

Posted by J Lee Harshbarger on Dec 23, 2011 7:18:00 PM

Learner Middle & High School is currently accredited by NALAS.  We are now working to become accredited by AdvancED. (The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement [NCA CASI] and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement [SACS CASI] are accreditation divisions of AdvancED.)  This is a lengthy and thorough process.  This post describes some of the action steps we take to prepare for the accreditation visit.  The whole focus of the accreditation process is for a school staff to take a thorough, in-depth look at their school and make sure that all parts are operating well, and to constantly look for ways to improve.

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