12th Grade Homeschool Overview
Add to this your choice of AP and other college prep courses (such as Psychology, Economics and more), and your students will have complete and robust senior year. 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.
Set your student on a path for success in college and beyond with Sonlight's 12th grade homeschool curriculum.
12th Grade History / Bible
What course of study does your student still need?
- 20th Century World History
- World History & Worldview
Let's look at each of these courses 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.
Check out all of Sonlight's History / Bible courses here.
Unsure which program would be best for your students' requirements? Check out our free report on creating transcripts here.
12th Grade Lesson Plans
For high school levels, we have designed the lesson plans, our Instructor's Guides, to move you to 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 has changed to match this 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 Sonlight "Schedule Plus" which provides a Sonlight-style schedule to accompany the Apologia program.
12th Grade 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.
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. If you suspect your student needs more instruction in grammar, add on a grammar program here.
Check out all of Sonlight's Literature / Language Arts courses here.
12th Grade Science
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.
Text is accompanied by diagrams, charts, graphs, and illustrations.
Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Geometry, Trigonometry
Choose the matching 12th Grade Science level or browse other available Science programs to find the best program for your family this year. If you would prefer to study something else, you can customize your science selection and still get our best discount of 20%.
12th Grade Math
Sonlight includes Math-U-See's Calculus in our 12th Grade All-Subjects Package.
PreCalculus 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.
While Math-U-See is included in Sonlight's All-Subjects Package, if you are interested in another program, you can easily swap out the math and still receive our best 20% discount. Learn more about your other 12th Grade Math options here.
Ways to Buy
Two ways to choose your 12th Grade curriculum
Put together a customized program 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.
Start with History
Use with one or more children. Add subjects as needed.
Get a Complete Package
Everything you need for one child. Fully customizable.
Start with History / Bible
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Select 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.
Add your choice of Literature & Language Arts.
Need help choosing? Chat with an Advisor.
Add Literature / Language Arts
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Get both a History & Bible and Literature & Language Arts course and save 10%! Need help choosing? Chat with an Advisor.
Then add other subjects as needed.