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Sterling District and Curriculum

The district believes in providing a rigorous, supportive education to all students, regardless of academic strengths or weaknesses or differences in learning styles. Students are taught to comprehend a core body of knowledge and skills and apply them across the curriculum and to take responsibility for their own learning in the hopes that they will become life-long learners. The curriculum follows the Illinois Common Core Curriculum, which is designed according to a progressive model by which students continually build upon knowledge so that they experience both breadth and depth in their learning.

We currently cover the following Sterling-area school district: Sterling Public Schools.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Sterling District Curriculum

The curriculum students are receiving an education comparable to that received anywhere else, so that students will be competitive after graduation, whether they pursue post-secondary education or enter the work force. In humanities classes, students read complex nonfiction texts for comprehension and synthesis, and collect, organize, analyze, and utilize information to support written theses. Students are taught to be effective communicators who observe attentively, speak effectively, and write clearly and expressively.

In mathematics and science classes, students are taught to use critical and analytical thinking to solve problems and evaluate and refine strategies for solving problems. The hope is that students will have opportunities to transfer their knowledge to real-world experiences. Students are expected to use resources, technology, and time effectively and efficiently.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Sterling Educational News

  • Spotlight on Guidance - Sterling High School’s Guidance Department offers many ways to help students, including helping connect freshmen and sophomores with enrichment programs or work on course planning, and are, of course, an excellent resource for all college planning related questions.
  • Library Services - Sterling High School’s library offers many opportunities for students, from technology training and support to research help. This is a great opportunity for students to get used to conducting online research and learning how to recognize quality information.
  • Clubs and Activities - Sterling High School offers many extra-curricular activities for students, from academic enrichment clubs to music and arts programs. Many groups give students the chance to collaborate on community-based projects and charitable events.

Sterling Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed

SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

Chalk Talk: Why Cramming Doesn’t Work

Cramming before a test is an age-old approach to studying, but research has shown that it doesn’t work as well as consistent studying over a longer period of time. It takes time and repetition to add things to the human memory. Studying over the course of weeks is the only way to accomplish this. Cramming before a test means the student might remember a few things, but only a few, so relying on it as a sole means of study is dangerous. Also, students tend to sacrifice sleep when they cram in favor of pulling an all-nighter. This can hurt the student’s success more than help. Time and again, studies have shown that a good night’s sleep before a test benefits the student much more. It’s much easier to make mistakes when you’re tired. Also, taking time to eat a good breakfast helps immeasurably as well. Going over material again, after you’ve learned it, before a test is fine, but be sure you aren’t hurting your cahnces more than helping.