College Guidance & Advising

Academic Journey and Destination

All great journeys culminate in a pre-determined, desirous destination which was held in such regard as to make the journey worth every step. It is arriving at that destination where one can determine if they truly possessed the tools necessary for that journey, and if the destination could be considered now more of a stop over as opposed to an end point.

At Sterling Classical School, it is our desire to inspire students on this educational tract through a classical academic rigor that comes vibrantly to life through the myriad of hands-on experiences, the engagement in extracurricular activities, and the pursuit of Christ-like character. Our entire curricular format, from kindergarten through twelfth grade, is designed to produce a well-rounded graduate with a love of learning who finds him/herself fully prepared for the journey to either a collegiate destination or alternative God-directed pursuit.


Sterling Classical School is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and the accreditation division of AdvancedED.


Students can graduate with up to 46 hours of college credit through Colorado Christian University when they choose to take dual credit courses in 11th and 12th  grades.


  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Baylor University
  • Colorado Christian University
  • Concordia University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kansas State University
  • Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Parsons the New School for Design
  • Purdue University
  • Stephen F. Austin University
  • Southwestern University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
  • Texas State University
  • The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
  • The Savanah College of Art and Design
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • The Pratt Institute
  • The University of Kansas
  • The University of Oklahoma
  • The University of Texas, Austin
  • The University of Texas, San Antonio


Degree Requirements

Sterling Distinguished Diploma
  • 4 Credits in Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus/Trig)
  • 4 Credits in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Advanced Environmental Science)
  • 4 Credits in English (English I, English II, English III/Literature and Comp I, English IV/Lit and Comp II)
  • 4 Credits in History/Humanities Discussion Lab (Humanities I, Humanities II, Humanities III/Modern World History I, Humanities IV/Modern World History II)
  • 3 Credits in a Foreign Language*
  • 1 Credit in Latin
  • 3 Credits in Electives (1 credit in Fine Arts)
  • 2 Credits in a Sport/PE
  • 1 Credit in Logic
  • .5 Credit in Economics
  • .5 Credit in Government
  • Senior Thesis
  • Soldiers for Service portfolio

*If the 3 credits of Foreign Language are in Latin, then the student does not have to have an additional credit of Latin.

Sterling S.T.E.A.M. Diploma

Students following the S.T.E.A.M. track must meet all Graduation Requirements plus the following criteria;

  • Two Years of Formal Logic (instead of 1 year Informal Logic)
  • Two Electives must be taken from the Sterling Conservatory Platform
  • Must take Math core through Calculus

All juniors and seniors are eligible to take dual credit classes through Sterling. Students who take all dual credit classes offered through Calculus will graduate with 46 college credit hours.