Sterling Regional School District (07-5035-050)

Sterling High School

Sterling High School District is a regional district serving Hi Nella, Laurel Springs, Magnolia, Somerdale and Stratford. Sterling is a suburban residential community, approximately 7 miles southeast of Camden, NJ and part of the Philadelphia, PA metropolitan area. Its 4.34 square miles are home to a broad range of ethnic backgrounds. Sterling High School, in turn, is a reflection of the community and a microcosm of society in today's world. Sterling High School provides an education for approximately 977 students in grades 9-12. A block 4 x 4 schedule was successfully implemented in September 1999.

The curriculum is open and comprehensive. For graduation, students must earn 130 credits. Advanced placement courses are offered in English III, English IV, US History, US Government & Politics, Calculus, Biology, Spanish and Music Theory. Honors courses are offered in Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, US History, World History and World Civilization. Dual credit courses are offered in World Language, Science, Allied Health, Business, Early Childhood, and Fine & Performing Arts. Special programs in career and remedial education are also offered. A full program of business courses is available. Sterling High School offers School Choice Programs in Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, Early Childhood Education, Television Production, Graphic Design in Multimedia Technology, and Allied Health & Health Science.

Computer technology is school-wide. Four hundred internet connected computers and networked labs are located in the Media Center, Technology Department and TV Studio. Additional computer labs are located throughout the school, and Sterling is in its first year for implementation of 1:1 student devices. Computer training, student access to computers, video and data access in the classrooms, and access to the Internet is provided.

Sterling's classrooms are equipped with fiber optic cable, computer data transfer connections, telephones and video streaming. The fiber optic wiring provides our students and teachers with the connectivity to access information from our Media Center and the Internet at computer workstations in the classrooms. Sterling High School participates in distance learning instructional programs. Sterling students and their teachers are able to develop and share video programs with students and teachers in schools around the world. Sterling has paved the way to computer training, student access to computers, and video & data access in the classrooms by implementing wireless technology in every classroom along with providing the entire faculty PC tablets which gives teachers the capability to provide electronic instruction for every class. Teachers and students are able to access their curriculum online while teachers are instructing using their wireless projectors.