SC Curriculum Standards
- English-Language Arts
- Foreign Language
- Health and Safety Education Curriculum Guidelines
- Information Literacy
- Internet Safety Standards
- Physical Education
- Social Studies
- Visual and Performing Arts
- SC Family Friendly Standards
Learn the Internet
Internet Safety Resources
- ThinkB4U - Website
- Kids Online: the Risks and the Realities - Online article
- Google's Good to Know Website - Website
- How to Create a Stong Password - Online Video
- Phishing and malware detection- Online article
- Real Safety Solutions for Kids Growing up in a Virtual World - Online article
- Social Media Nightmares and How to Avoid Them - Online article
- Track Your Facebook Abuse, Bullying, Spam Reports With Transparent New Support Dashboard - Online article
- No Grownup Left Behind! - Website
Role of Sterling Parents
Parents are highly involved at Sterling School. Whether serving on the PTA Board or the School Improvement Council or volunteering to make copies, tutor students, and/or help with clubs and after school programs, our Sterling students and staff depend on parental support as an integral part of our school environment and success. Parents, teachers, and administrators at Sterling School work cooperatively and share the responsibility to provide advanced learning opportunities at school and at home teaching students to communicate effectively, solve problems competently, think critically and creatively, and act responsibly as our future leaders.
Visit our School Counseling Department page.
Resources for Gifted and Talented Education
- SC State Department of Education Resources & Information
- Davidson Institute for Talent Development
- National Association for Gifted Children
- The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT)
- NEAG Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development - Websites for Parents
- National Society for the Gifted & Talented (NSGT)
- Uniquely Gifted
- Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP)
- Hoagie's Gifted Education Page
- Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
Acceptable Use Policy(AUP) - Cell phones, tablets - Siri, Skype - technology is ever-present in the lives of our students. While exposure and experience levels may vary, 21st-century learners will need lifelong skills in information, media and digital literacies. Educators help students develop competencies that combine technology with critical thinking, complex problem solving, collaboration, and effective communication skills in all content areas. Students and employees are expected to use electronic technologies to further the district’s educational mission, goals and strategic direction.
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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act - Protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more at http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?rgn=div5&node=34:18.104.22.168.33 and
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 - Regulates the collection and use of children’s information by commercial website operators. Learn more at http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?rgn=div5&node=16:22.214.171.124.36
Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program. Learn more at https://www.fcc.gov/guides/childrens-internet-protection-act
Student Email Accounts - Students in grades 3 through 12 have access to school email accounts and instructional technology through G Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education or GAFE). These tools provide a common platform where students are able to practice educational inquiry, writing styles/formats selected for purpose and audience, and collaborative activities. Student instruction in accessing and utilizing school email accounts, Google cloud-based storage and G Suite for Education (formally known as Google Apps for Education or GAFE) tools begins in grade 3 as teachers integrate technology into the curriculum. Technology instruction includes digital skills and literacies.