10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum
Sonlight's tenth Grade homeschool curriculum offers priceless opportunities for inspiring moments in your family's educational journey together. With Sonlight, we help you walk through this season as your student continues to grow and learn and blossom into the adult they are becoming. All the while, you will be there to talk with your student as they continue to transition to fully independent thinking and processing.
Choose your 10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum
Sonlight offers multiple curriculum packages, each completely customizable to meet your family's needs. Start by choosing one of the three options below, and customize online as desired. Need help choosing? Chat with an advisor.
*Percent off Retail Price. Preschool and Pre-K are not available as All-Subjects Packages as they have unique subjects specific to those age spans. A Sonlight History / Bible / Literature program includes a year's worth of history, geography, Bible, Readers, Read-Alouds, and an Instructor's Guide. An All-Subjects Package includes a History / Bible / Literature program, plus language arts, spelling (K-6), handwriting (K-3), math, science, and a Sonlight binder. Click here for the complete Scope and Sequence.
Choose your 10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum
Choose a program for your high school student (and customize online) or select the recommended everything-you-need package. Compare your choices and pick the path you want. Either way, a wonderful adventure in learning awaits you and your family. Both History / Bible / Literature Programs and All-Subjects Packages include complete 10th grade lesson plans, schedule and notes in the included Instructor's Guides.
As a High Schooler, your student is looking not just at next year, but at their whole future: Am I going to college? Trade school? Taking time off? What season comes next? Sonlight has designed your High School level programs to be flexible for a range of grade levels to ensure your student covers all of the subjects they need for whatever they are pursuing. Look at your history options and choose a program that will fulfill college requirements or just keeps your student interested in learning. Any one of these programs will provide an excellent year of study.
Start by selecting the program that covers the history focus you'd like to use this year. Because you'll teach with real books, each Sonlight program works with a range of ages and allows you to teach multiple children together. View the full curriculum scope & sequence for additional information. Need help choosing? Chat with a homeschool Advisor.
10th Grade History / Bible Programs
Looking ahead at your student's transcript, what programs do they still need? American History? Church History / World History? 20th Century World History? Let's look at each of these courses more in depth.
For high school credit consider:
American History: Dig deep into American history as you move chronologically through the ages. Look at periods like the empires that existed before Columbus; the founding fathers; WWI; and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. While you may have touched on these periods before, it’s an opportunity to delve deeper into these subjects. Many states require American History to graduate, you can use this program to satisfy that requirement.
History of the Christian Church / World History: A look at traditional Church History; with the added benefit of studying history and interactions from around the world through this unique lens. Many states require World History to graduate, you can use this program to satisfy that requirement.
20th Century World History: Learn the key events, people, conflicts, inventions and changes of the last century. You'll have the opportunity to evaluate it for what it is, why it happened as it did and where we are headed now. Many states require World History to graduate, you can use this program to satisfy that requirement.
Start with the History / Bible / Literature program of your choice and add additional subjects. History / Bible / Literature programs can be used with multiple children. All History / Bible / Literature programs include a 15% discount off of retail.
10th Grade All-Subjects Package
All-Subjects Packages offer the convenience of an all-in-one boxed curriculum but provide the flexibility of customization for your specific needs or multiple children. And you get all that for a 20% discount!
Mix & Match Your Homeschool High School Courses
Prefer to build your own customized curriculum? Sonlight meets the needs of homeschooling high school students with a thorough catalog of robust high school courses, ideal for students in grades 9-12. As in a traditional high school course catalog, you can choose between a variety of courses to create your students' schedule.
Mix-and-match from individual courses (five History / Bible courses and six Literature / Language Arts (English) courses to make the best program for your students. Add science, math, and electives for a complete course of study. Follow the steps below to choose individual courses according to your student's specific needs and preferences.
Check out all of Sonlight's mix & match high school courses here.
Additional 10th Grade Subjects
A Sonlight All-Subjects Package comes with everything that you need for a complete school year. However, if you choose to mix-and-match your courses, you may want to add additional subjects to complete your year.
At the high school levels, we have designed the lesson plans, our Instructor's Guides, to move you into more of a supportive role. The notes in the Instructor's Guides (IGs) are written to the students, and each high school program includes both a Parent Guide and a Student Guide.
The Student Guide contains discussion and thought questions. Some questions cover basic comprehension, and some are closer to college-level analysis. The Parent Guide contains all the same information, along with answers.
So, while you still receive the book-by-book, and subject-by-subject schedule and notes, the tool matches your family's needs for the high school season.
Your student will be able to work independently for much of the time and you are able to choose when and how you would like to work with them.
IGs are included with your History / Bible and Literature / Language Arts or All-Subjects Packages. Use them for record keeping, a daily schedule, notes, or any combination of the three. At the high school level, your Apologia Science program comes with a Student Notebook or Sonlight Schedule Plus which provides a daily schedule and introduces your student to notetaking and recording their scientific findings.
Literature / Language Arts
Within our high school levels, we no longer have separate Language Arts Guides that are connected to History. Our numbered levels have History and Bible combined, and Literature and Language Arts combined.
As your students read the literature, they will spend some time on comprehension questions and continue to look in-depth at literary analysis and deeper thought questions: What does this text reference? What do you think of this character's actions?
Your student will continue to learn terms like symbol and allegory, think through ethical questions, and build their cultural literacy. Their writing assignments mostly come from their reading.
Check out all of Sonlight's Literature / Language Arts courses by clicking the button below.
Sonlight includes Math-U-See's Algebra 2 in our 10th Grade All-Subjects Package.
Algebra 2 covers topics such as factoring polynomials, quadratic formula, graphing conic sections and other algebra 2 topics.
Your students will learn about simplifying multiple-degree rational expressions; working with imaginary and complex numbers; how to understand and applying the binomial theorem; how solve basic quadratic equations with factoring; and how to apply analytic geometry to conic sections. They will solve simultaneous equations (linear and conic) using graphing, substitution, and elimination and apply basic algebra to problems involving ratios and proportions.
Math-U-See is included in Sonlight's All-Subjects Packages, but you can customize as desired.
Sonlight offers Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology, with the addition of the Sonlight-exclusive Schedule Plus (which provides the familiarity of Sonlight's IG for your Apologia studies).
This is a thorough high school-level biology program designed for use at home and is presented in a conversational style, making it easy to understand.
The primary topics included are a general introduction to biology; monerans (bacteria); protists (protozoans and algae); fungi; the chemistry of life (atoms, elements, molecules, osmosis and diffusion, photosynthesis, enzymes, etc.); cells; cellular reproduction and more.
Student exercises (with detailed solutions), experiments, and tests (with detailed solutions) are all included.
Choose the matching 10th Grade Science level (Apologia Biology) or browse other available Science programs and see what you could discover.
Electives & Enrichment
Prepare your students for ongoing success with a variety of high school electives, college and career planning resources, courses to boost a high school transcript and even courses to help your student prepare for an Advanced Placement (AP) exam and potentially earn college credit.
Sonlight offers courses that let upper-level students think critically, perform well on college entrance exams, discover their interests, follow their dreams, engage with and make a difference in their world.
Looking for more homeschool electives? Check out all of Sonlight's homeschool electives.
Teaching more than one student and need extra activity sheets? We've got you covered. Shop all consumables here.
Required Resources are items that you must have to use a Sonlight curriculum program. To save you money, we do not include these resources in every package. You may already own one or two of them and may not want duplicates. If not, pick them up here.