Across the nation, students are being troubled by school schedules, safety issues, limited class choices, and mandatory state testing. My parents chose to take control of my education

and get away from these above-mentioned problems by enrolling me into Sterling Academy. The main two reasons why my parents chose to enroll me into Sterling Academy are the flexibility of my schedule and opting out of mandatory state testing. My parents found the…Read More

College Board has released its ACT/SAT testing schedule for the 2018-19 school year with the first SAT being held August 25, and the first ACT on September 8. Deadlines and costs for the tests are July 27, and $47.50 to $64.50 for the SAT, and August 10 with charges of $46 to $62.50 for the ACT. College Board administers the tests on a bimonthly basis, and students have no limits on the number of times they take any of the available tests. The difference in the costs of tests…Read More

A persistent question that faces students as they are beginning to plan their lives after high school, especially if they are planning to go to college, is which college entrance exam to take: the ACT or the SAT? According to the Princeton Review, the scores from both tests are crucial for college-based admissions and merit-based scholarships. All colleges and universities accept both the ACT and the SAT; students do not have to take both tests. Differences exist between…Read More

Sterling Academy’s Hour of Code, held December 7th, featured Mr. Cory Maddox explaining job opportunities of coding and how one could profit by going into a career that mandates coding as a job skill. Sterling Academy offers Computer Science I and II classes to help students in grades 6 through 12 learn how to code. According to Melinda Gates in “Blurbs and Useful Stats: Some Shocking Statistics USA,” from the December 10 issue of Computer Science…Read More

Research was once contained in libraries and required a working understanding of the card catalog. The growth of the Internet, however, has given students the ability to reach the world from their worktables. With the availability of information from the Internet, students are open to investigate information that may not agree with a textbook narrative. Original documents, writers and researchers, that were once blocked by the narrow media filters can now be…Read More

3D printing is the action of making a physical object by melting plastic or filament to produce jewelry, shoes, dentures, prosthetics, and cars. This high-tech process is changing various industries and how people are learning to engineer products more efficiently. Although a wide range of materials can be used in 3D printers such as plastic, metal, and wood, plastic tends to be the most commonly-used material. First, 3D printers heat up plastic filaments into a more…Read More

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) helps students prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The PSAT and SAT tests are similar in format with Reading, Writing, and Language sections, but the PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes in duration, whereas the SAT is 3 hours in duration. An additional version of the PSAT for eighth and ninth graders is 2 hours and 25 minutes and has 120 questions…Read More

Many students in today’s world seek scholarships that will not only pay for their tuition plus room and board but also a scholarship that will allow them to develop and engage in their personal interests. Some of the more recognized talents are in the art world. The YoungArts’ National Arts Competition awards a scholarship up to $10,000 to the winning high schooler in a variety of artistic disciplines. Another scholarship for art inclined students is...Read More

Many individuals worldwide associate the word “revolution” with somber, if noble, connotations, such as the upheaval of tyrannies and bloodshed for a greater cause. However, bloodless changes of extreme importance exist. These revolutions are subtle yet powerful, trending around the globe and challenging long-accepted status quo.

The emergence of the Internet influenced nearly every aspect of... Read More