By request, here is a complete list of electives from 7SistersHomeschool.
Complete List of Electives from 7SistersHomeschool
One of my favorite parts of homeschooling high school was tailoring each teen’s electives to their interests and areas for growth. Every high schooler is different in callings, giftings, interests, abilities and needs. A beauty of homeschooling is that we can take the time to invest in each of those areas.
If you are new to homeschooling, or homeschooling high school, and are confused by the concept of electives, let me give you a quick overview:
There are three basic kinds of high school courses that your teens need on their transcripts (please note that different people categorize courses differently):
These are basic courses that each student needs for graduation, for instance:
- English/Language Arts
- Social Studies
- World Languages
Other required courses
Each state and supervising organization may have other required courses (requirements vary widely), such as:
- Physical Education or Fitness
- Fine Arts
- Drivers Education
- Technology Skills
- Career Exploration or Career Pathways
- Financial Literacy or Consumer Math
Courses that develop interests, skills, life preparation or college preparation
These are called “electives”. For an in-depth look as how to understand and choose electives for homeschooling high schoolers, check out our post: An Authoritative Guide for Electives.
We sisters at 7Sisters consider electives to be high-priority courses. That is because electives help teens individualize their high school education so that it best develops their goals, personality and preparation for next things in life. (Besides, electives are often FUN courses!)
As you know, there’s not ONE right way to homeschool high school. Therefore, you can choose electives that fit your teens, not some list of requirements! Because we prioritize electives with our high schoolers, we have developed no-busywork curriculum for a number of electives.
Here is a complete list of electives from 7SistersHomeschool
Health and Fitness
- Speech 1 Student Workbook (for co-op and group class students)
- Speech 1 Lesson Plans (for co-op and group class teachers)
Of course, there are lots of electives that your homeschool high schoolers can do that are not on the above list. Want some more ideas? Check out these:
- Big List of Electives
- Electives You Probably Never Thought of
- History Electives
- Career Exploration Electives
- Five Must-Include Types of Electives
- How to Choose the Best Electives for Homeschool High Schoolers
- How to Create Social Studies Electives
- Turn a Cinematography Interest into an Elective Credit
So, as you are planning your year for your homeschool high schoolers, download several electives from your Sisters at 7Sisters. BTW- Remember that there are six of us 7Sisters (Marilyn, Sabrina, Kym, Vicki, Allison, and Sara). So, who is the 7th Sister? YOU are!