Student Successfully Transitions from Homeschooling to Life in Public School

by Lexi Matthews ‘18 Three summers ago, instead of doing something fun, she was enrolled in online college literature classes, read the classics for fun, and dabbled in art history on the side. Was 12 year-old Shay Johnson crazy? A genius? Or simply living the life of the typical homeschooler? Johnson, now a sophomore, never thought much of her unorthodox … Read More

Dual Enrollment Lets Students Get an Early Start on College

by Lucy Kuchma ‘18 Within the last decade, several alternative learning opportunities have emerged as more efficient, practical ways of teaching students outside of the traditional classroom setting. The 21st century has seen the emergence of online schools, wholly dedicated to giving students a complete education without ever requiring them to step out their front door. With the growing popularity … Read More

NC Program Allows Gifted Students To Start College Early

by Josh Averbach ‘18 High school students at Sherwood and across the country work exceedingly hard to position themselves well for college applications. This is not new news. A group of gifted students in North Carolina, however, have put themselves in another stratosphere of academic rigor. These students attend the Early College at Guilford College, which US News recently ranked … Read More

Firsthand Account of Sherwood vs. Good Counsel

by Amanda Allen ‘17 Every morning, many Sherwood students drive past Good Counsel, wondering what everyday life is like at that school on the hill. Well, I went there for a year and may have your answer. The pretty, newly built private school of Our Lady of Good Counsel, built in its current location of Olney in 2008, was a big … Read More