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5 Benefits of Enrolling in an Online Latin Course for High School Credit

Posted by Sterling Staff on Nov 15, 2021 2:06:00 PM

The current pandemic might have introduced a lot of people to the benefits of remote education, but our educators at Sterling Academy have long known the value of online learning. In addition to offering flexible scheduling and diverse, customized instruction — all within a safe environment — our rigorous curriculum also provides students with the opportunity to explore quality courses that might not be available in more traditional schools.

Consider, for example, Latin. Many schools have eliminated Latin from their offerings despite the fact that studies show even a rudimentary understanding of Latin greatly improves students’ cognitive development. Take a look at five important benefits of taking an online Latin course for high school credit:

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How Do Online High School Science Courses Work?

Posted by Sterling Staff on Nov 3, 2021 10:23:51 AM

If you’re considering enrolling in an online high school science course, you might be wondering how that works. High school science, after all, is most often a hands-on experience, necessitating collaborative work and integrating personal research with professional instruction.  

Here at Sterling Academy, however, “online” doesn’t mean hands-off. We offer a comprehensive and experiential science curriculum that combines carefully curated video lectures with practical lab training, ensuring that our students become critical thinkers and are well-prepared for all postsecondary science education if they choose. Here’s what you can expect:

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Benefits of Taking a Trigonometry Course Online

Posted by Sterling Staff on Aug 19, 2021 11:18:00 AM

After the COVID-19 pandemic forced many schools to transition to online learning, some students struggled to adapt while others thrived. If you or your child is interested in continuing online learning but your school is no longer offering remote options, then searching for an online-only school can help. Alternatively, if you have never experienced remote learning before, then trying a single class to see if you like it better than traditional classroom learning can help you discover your ideal learning environment. Taking core classes such as Mathematics or English can be a great way to start. As an example, here are some of the benefits of taking a trigonometry course online:   

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Finding the Right Algebra 2 Online Courses for Your Student

Posted by Sterling Staff on Aug 11, 2021 2:00:18 PM

Whether you’re looking to transition to online schooling full or part time, finding the right course for yourself or for your child can be difficult. Given the sheer number of online schools available, it can be challenging to find the best option. Finding core classes such as Mathematics, English, and Science can be especially hard because curriculum varies by state and school district. Luckily, there are some simple criteria that can help you make an educated decision. Whether your goal is to get ahead in your high school requirements, retake a class you didn’t pass, or free up more time for other classes, here is some advice on how to find Algebra 2 online courses from reputable and rigorous online schools:  

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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 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 online schooling promotes a continual learning environment for students

Posted by Sterling Staff on Aug 3, 2015 9:00:00 AM

When the traditional American school schedule breaks stride for summer vacation, students stumble. Numerous studies conducted over the course of decades all show significant learning loss over the summer. Based on test scores, that loss typically equals at least one month of learning for reading and as much as two or more months for math.

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Face-to-Face Learning vs. Online Learning: Which Is Better?

Posted by Sterling Staff on Dec 7, 2014 11:37:00 PM

This posting was written by Sterling Academy faculty member Dr. James Croasmun.

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The Bright Side of American Education

Posted by J Lee Harshbarger on Mar 19, 2012 1:53:00 PM

There is a lot of criticism in the news and in other places of debate in society about the American education system.  This generally includes discussion of how much lower Americans score on tests -- particularly in math and science -- than students in other industrialized countries.

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Changes In How We Acquire Information (How We Learn!)

Posted by Sterling Staff on Jun 2, 2011 12:22:00 AM

Submitted by Robert Strodtbeck, Learner High School Social Studies Teacher

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