Electives

So you've picked out your Core, Language Arts, Handwriting, Math and Science? Great! That's all you really need to do with your kids to start.

But when you're ready for some extra enrichment, don't miss Sonlight's exciting options for Electives. Consider ...

Three Reasons to Use Homeschool Electives

1. Electives broaden children's horizons

Art, music, foreign language, PE and practical life skills all help kids understand more about the world and themselves. In other words, electives help create well-rounded students. Once you get to high school, know that colleges expect to see some electives on your kids' transcripts--particularly foreign language and some exposure to the fine arts.

2. Electives help kids discover their gifts

Even if you are not musical, artistic or gifted in languages, you might have a child who is. You won't know until you give them a chance to explore these areas and see where they shine. Maybe you have a budding artist in the house, just waiting for a chance to discover it.

3. Electives are fun

From silly art projects to fun music CDs, electives let you step back from the regular routine of school and just enjoy your unique children.

Homeschool Electives for High School

Your students are ready for the exciting opportunities high school provides. Sonlight offers many electives for high school, including standard programs such as Driver's Ed, Foreign Language, and Psychology. To this list, we add excellent elective options like a Worldviews Studies course, an in-depth Apologetics program that looks at the the impact of Christianity on the world, as well as Computer Programming and Critical Thinking instruction too!

As a baseline for all of this, Sonlight's College and Career Planning Kit will help your student chart a course for the future and prepare transcripts and more if college is on the horizon. Check out all of the college prep tools available to you.