Sterling Academy Blog

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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