12th Grade Homeschool Curriculum
Your students have many options for their twelfth-grade homeschool curriculum. They have a wide selection of History, Science and Math programs available to them. Consider a World History and Worldview Studies course or dig deep into British Literature.
Add to this your choice of AP and other college prep courses (such as Psychology, Economics and more), and your students will have a complete and robust senior year.
Set your student on a path for success in college and beyond with Sonlight's twelfth-grade homeschool curriculum. If you would like help deciding which programs and courses will be best for your students, please chat with a Sonlight Homeschool Advisor about your options.
Choose your 12th 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.
12th Grade Packages
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 twelfth grade lesson plans, schedule and notes in the included Instructor's Guides.
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.
12th Grade History / Bible Programs
What course of study does your student still need? Let's look at each of the twelfth grade course options more in depth.
The 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.
American Government and Economics: Combining two 18-week courses, American Government and Economics; the first offers a view of not only how our government works, but also why it works as it does; the second demystifies one of the least understood disciplines in all of academics.
World History & Worldview: Discover, in historical context, the ideas that have shaped history, along with the consequences of these ideas and philosophies. An overview of the rise and fall of civilizations that also offer unique insights about science, music, art, architecture, and pop culture.
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.
12th 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.
View the full curriculum scope & sequence for additional information. Need help choosing? Chat with a homeschool Advisor.
Additional 12th 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
For your 12th grade year, you will have Literature and Language Arts combined. As your students read the literature, they will spend some time on comprehension questions, as well as to continue looking in-depth at literary analysis and deeper thought questions: What effect did this have? Where these good actions?
Your student will continue to learn terms like analogy and conflict, 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 buttton below.
Sonlight includes Math-U-See's Calculus in our 12th Grade All-Subjects Package.
Calculus covers topics such as derivatives, integrals, calculus applications, differential equations, and more.
Your student will learn about subjects like terminology and graphing, quadratic equations, derivative rules, trigonometric functions, among other things.
Math-U-See is included in Sonlight's All-Subjects Packages, but you can customize as desired.
Sonlight offers Apologia's Exploring Creation with Physics, with the addition of the Sonlight-exclusive Schedule Plus (which provides the familiarity of Sonlight's IG for your Apologia studies).
The modules cover a variety of physics laws and concepts vital to those considering the engineering or physics fields: velocity, acceleration, friction, momentum, the speed of light and sound, torque, tension, energy, fuses, and circuits.
If your students complete the experiments that go with the course, they will have a true, upper-level high school science experience, with lab.
Choose the matching 12th Grade Science level (Apologia High School Physics) or browse other available Science programs and see what you could discover.
You can also choose from several optional workbooks, with assignments scheduled in the IG. Wordly Wise improves vocabulary and Analogies helps your student learn to reason. Analogies are part of college admission standardized testing, as well as helpful in overall communication
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.
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