Complete List of Electives from 7SistersHomeschool

By request, here is a complete list of electives from 7SistersHomeschool.

Complete List of Electives from 7SistersHomeschool. High school electives with 7Sisters no-busywork approach that teens like!

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):

Core courses

These are basic courses that each student needs for graduation, for instance:

  • English/Language Arts
  • Maths
  • Sciences
  • 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


A Successful Approach to Teaching Acting and Directing

Fine Arts for Non-artsy People

How to Direct a Homeschool Drama Camp

Career Choices

Early Childhood Education

Health and Fitness

Foundations of Physical Fitness

High School Health for the Whole Person


Philosophy in Four Questions

Life Preparation

Career Exploration

Financial Literacy

Speech 1: Public Speaking and Practical Life Skills


Apologetics 101 (the first of sixteen free presentations)

Social Sciences

History and Philosophy of the Western World

Human Development from a Christian Worldview

Introduction to Psychology from a Christian Perspective

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:

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!

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Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

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