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High School Curriculum

Sonlight's high school courses engage students with interesting and thought-provoking books, as students increase in their knowledge and critical thinking abilities.

Sonlight is committed to meeting the needs of high school homeschool students. That's why we offer such robust high school homeschooling curriculum packages for students of every grade. We want to see students grow in their ability to think, evaluate, and analyze issues. We want students to be fully prepared for college, the work place, or any other post to which God calls them.

We have examined what is available to homeschoolers who are studying at the high school level, and we firmly believe that Sonlight offers the most thorough and thought-provoking high school courses available on the market today.

In fact, Sonlight's high school homeschool curriculum are so robust that your students may not get to everything that is scheduled for the year. And that's OK. If you were to compare the scope of one of Sonlight's high school homeschooling curriculum programs to what the average classroom school requires, you'd find that Sonlight's programs include three to four times the course material!

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Sonlight meets the needs of homeschooling high school students with a thorough catalog of robust high school courses.

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Sonlight offers multiple curriculum packages, each completely customizeable to meet your family's needs. Start by choosing a recommended package by grade level.

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Sonlight high school courses are student-driven, rigorous, engaging, interesting, and enjoyable. Learn more about our approach.

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Find your ideal high school homeschool curriculum in the pages of Sonlight's free catalog. To create a complete course of study, simply mix and match individual high school courses according to your student’s specific needs and preferences. 

Homeschool High School Courses

Sonlight meets the needs of homeschooling high school students with a thorough catalog of robust high school courses, ideal for students in grades 8-12. As in a traditional high school course catalog, choose between a variety of courses to create your students' schedule. 

Sonlight also offers a variety of courses to help your student prepare for AP exams. Click here to learn more about Sonlight's AP preparation courses.

Sonlight's High School Mix & Match CoursesSonlight's High School Mix & Match Courses

Pick a History + Literature + add Electives

Mix & Match Sonlight High School Courses

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.

If you order any History and Bible course with any Literature and Language Arts course, that counts as a History / Bible / Literature program and you'll receive 15% off. You will also recieve SonlightCares benefits. If you order a History and Bible course, Literature and Language Arts course, Science, and Math, you get the full 20% discount from an All-Subjects Package.

STEP 1: Select a History / Bible Course

Purchase any History / Bible course and any Literature / Language Arts course, that counts as a Sonlight History / Bible / Literature program and you'll receive 15% off.

Sonlight High School Curriculum: American HistorySonlight High School Curriculum: American History

Level 120

American History

Uncover the rich treasures of American History. Enjoy this fascinating look at the ups and downs of the nation's past. As your students transition to independent learning, they will examine the events, people, and debates that molded the United States.

Age Range: 13-15
Grade Range: 8-10

Sonlight High School Curriculum: History of the Christian ChurchSonlight High School Curriculum: History of the Christian Church

Level 220

History of the Christian Church

Discover 2,000 years of Christian heritage. Learn about the creeds and schisms, the decrees and theses, the doctrines and denominations. It’s a history of the Church and the people in the Church.

Age Range: 14-17
Grade Range: 9-11

Sonlight High School Curriculum: 20th Century World HistorySonlight High School Curriculum: 20th Century World History

Level 320

20th Century World History

Understand, engage, & transform the modern world. This astonishing century brought massive changes to global society. Discover the key events, people, conflicts, and inventions.

Age Range: 16-18
Grade Range: 10-12

Sonlight High School Curriculum: American Government / Civics and EconomicsSonlight High School Curriculum: American Government / Civics and Economics

Level 420

American Government / Civics & Economics

Get complete lesson plans, schedule and teaching notes for two 18-week courses: American Government & Civics and Economics.

Age Range: 17-18
Grade Range: 11-12

Sonlight High School Curriculum: World History and Worldview StudiesSonlight High School Curriculum: World History and Worldview Studies

Level 520

World History & Worldview Studies

Explore the rise and fall of influential thought. Sonlight’s World History and Worldview Studies allows your upper-level high school students an opportunity to discover, in historical context, the ideas that have shaped history and the consequences of these ideas and philosophies.

Age Range: 17-18
Grade Range: 11-12

STEP 2: Choose a Literature / Language Arts Course

Purchase any History / Bible course and any Literature / Language Arts course, that counts as a Sonlight History / Bible / Literature program and you'll receive 15% off.

Sonlight High School Curriculum: American Historical LiteratureSonlight High School Curriculum: American Historical Literature

Level 130

American Historical Literature

Explore American history, geography & literary genres. Sonlight’s American Historical Literature is a roughly chronological journey through American History. From Alaska’s Yukon Gold Rush to the Jim Crow South, from Iroquois life in New York to a California girl moving to Mexico, students enjoy a wide variety of settings and genres.

Age Range: 13-15
Grade Range: 8-10

Sonlight High School Curriculum: Classical LiteratureSonlight High School Curriculum: Classical Literature

Level 230

Classical Literature

Delight in award-winning titles & authors. Stories set mostly chronologically through history, mostly by British authors, you’ll travel from first-century Israel to World War II and beyond in this 36-week program. Includes an especially rich range of genres, with intellectually challenging books—coupled with delightful books.

Age Range: 14-17
Grade Range: 9-11

Sonlight High School Curriculum: 20th Century LiteratureSonlight High School Curriculum: 20th Century Literature

Level 330

20th Century World Literature

Experience mature, thoughtful, beautiful works of the 20th Century. From the novelty of the first flush toilet in town to nuclear war—the 20th Century changed everything.

Age Range: 16-18
Grade Range: 10-12

Sonlight High School Curriculum: American LiteratureSonlight High School Curriculum: American Literature

Level 430

American Literature

Practice in-depth analysis on classics of American literature. Interesting, beautifully written books, each a gift, in this 36-week program.

Age Range: 17-18
Grade Range: 11-12

Sonlight High School Curriculum: World LiteratureSonlight High School Curriculum: World Literature

Level 530

World Literature

Explore how writers have repeated themes over 4000 years and six continents. Works from every inhabited continent, from ancient Babylon to contemporary England—four thousand years of literature. For cultural literacy and shared humanity, it doesn’t get better than this.

Age Range: 17-18
Grade Range: 11-12

Sonlight High School Curriculum: British LiteratureSonlight High School Curriculum: British Literature

Level 630

British Literature

Delight in this college prep survey of significant, beautiful literature. Well-loved books from Old English, Middle English, and on through modernity—poems, plays, novels, and travelogues. Rich literary analysis, and in-depth poetry study, all as part of the preparation for the AP British Literature exam.

Age Range: 17-18
Grade Range: 11-12

STEP 3: Add a Science Program

Purchase any History / Bible course, Literature / Language Arts course, Science course and Math program, that counts as a Sonlight All-Subjects Package and you'll receive 20% off.

Sonlight High School Science Curriculum: Physical ScienceSonlight High School Science Curriculum: Physical Science

Science 150

Physical Science

Designed to be the last science course before high school biology, study basic principles of the earth sciences, then move on to basic physics. Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science is a great foundation for all high school sciences.

Age Range: 13-15
Grade Range: 8-10

Sonlight High School Science Curriculum: BiologySonlight High School Science Curriculum: Biology

Science 250

Biology

A thorough high school-level biology program designed for use at home, this program balances subject reading with an optional experimental biology component, including microscopy and advanced dissection.

Age Range: 14-17
Grade Range: 9-11

Sonlight High School Science Curriculum: Berean ChemistrySonlight High School Science Curriculum: Berean Chemistry

Science 355

Berean Chemistry

Discovering Design with Chemistry addresses the theoretical and mathematical basis of chemistry and follows a sequence of learning similar to the biology. Several fascinating experiments boost learning dramatically as they demonstrate universal formulas and concepts such as mass, density, volume, and more.

Age Range: 16-18
Grade Range: 10-12

Sonlight High School Science Curriculum: PhysicsSonlight High School Science Curriculum: Physics

Science 450

Physics

A solid, math-oriented introduction to physics, wonderful for college preparation. Learn a variety of physics laws and concepts, vital to those considering the engineering or physics fields—velocity, acceleration, friction, momentum, and more.

Age Range: 17-18
Grade Range: 11-12

Sonlight High School Science Curriculum: Advanced BiologySonlight High School Science Curriculum: Advanced Biology

Science 550

Advanced Biology

Combine this course with Biology 250 to give your student the equivalent of a university biology course, covering the entire Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum. The Apologia Advanced Biology course covers both the anatomy and the physiology of the human body's 11 organ systems in detail.

Age Range: 17-18
Grade Range: 11-12

Sonlight High School Science Curriculum: Advanced ChemistrySonlight High School Science Curriculum: Advanced Chemistry

Science 551

Advanced Chemistry

Combined with Berean Chemistry 355, this program offers the equivalent of a university chemistry course, covering the entire Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum. Challenging but understandable, your student will be at the top of a university chemistry class after taking Apologia Advanced Chemistry in Creation.

Age Range: 17-18
Grade Range: 11-12

STEP 4: Add a Math Program

Sonlight offers the best and most popular brands to make choosing your ideal homeschool math curriculum easy. Add a math program to your History / Bible course, Literature / Language Arts course, and Science course purchase to receive the 20% All-Subjects Package discount.

Sonlight High School Math Curriculum: Math-U-SeeSonlight High School Math Curriculum: Math-U-See

Math-U-See

Hands-on, student-paced, mastery-based approach that focuses on developing a true understanding of mathematical concepts transferable to real-world application.

Sonlight High School Math Curriculum: Saxon MathSonlight High School Math Curriculum: Saxon Math

Saxon Math

Students using Saxon Math earn consistently high scores on standardized tests. The program is extremely strong in areas of arithmetic computation and mathematical principles (distributive, commutative, etc.)

Sonlight High School Math Curriculum: VideoText InteractiveSonlight High School Math Curriculum: VideoText Interactive

VideoText Interactive

Alternative approach to teaching Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus. The program employs the mastery method of learning, which ensures that students master a particular concept before going to the next.

STEP 5: Add Electives

Round out your high school studies with these excellent high school elective courses.

Sonlight's Homeschool High School Elective Course: Advanced ApologeticsSonlight's Homeschool High School Elective Course: Advanced Apologetics

Level 610

Advanced Apologetics

Defending Christianity in the 21st Century. In this 18-week elective course, equip your students to understand and gracefully defend their beliefs. This course is perfect for college-bound juniors and seniors. Pair it with What Good Is Christianity? for a full-year elective.

Age Range: 16-18
Grade Range: 11-12

Sonlight's Homeschool High School Elective Course: What Good is Christianity?Sonlight's Homeschool High School Elective Course: What Good is Christianity?

Level 660

What Good is Christianity?

Designed to educate and equip students regarding the positive role and influence of Christianity in various spheres. Full of rich narratives and intriguing questions, this 18-week curriculum for upper-level high school students includes seven carefully-selected resources to accompany your Instructor’s Guide, plus various articles.

Age Range: 16-18
Grade Range: 11-12

Sonlight's Homeschool High School Elective Course: Sonlight's College and Career Planning KitSonlight's Homeschool High School Elective Course: Sonlight's College and Career Planning Kit

Level 680

Sonlight's College and Career Planning Kit

Planning for your children’s future doesn’t have to be stressful. This course is designed to help you and your teens make the most of their high school years. Your students can use this course in as little as 9 weeks or as an ongoing tool throughout all of High School.

Age Range: 15-18
Grade Range: 9-12

Sonlight's Homeschool High School Elective Course: Sonlight's Psychology ProgramSonlight's Homeschool High School Elective Course: Sonlight's Psychology Program

Level 690

Psychology

AP* Psychology prep from Sonlight. The Sonlight Psychology package ties in the science of psychology with the art of understanding how people work. The program author suggests a timeline of August to April for students who want to take the national Advanced Placement Psychology test in the U.S. in May.

Age Range: 16-18
Grade Range: 11-12

Prefer an all-in-one solution?

Choose a pre-designed All-Subjects Package, optimized for each high school grade. All-Subjects Packages include everything you need for one year of school for one student in one complete, easy-to-order package. Each package can be customized to meet your needs.

Choose Your Homeschool High School Courses By Grade

Sonlight's History / Bible / Literature programs span several age groups and grades. Unlike a traditional textbook approach, great literature can bring rich learning to a wide range of ages. To help you get started, we've compiled our best recommendations for each grade. Simply click on your child's grade level below to see our top curriculum package choices.

Additional Information

How to Homeschool High School: Requirements, Scheduling, Tips & More
Homeschooling in High School: A Video Series
Sonlight's Committment to Academic Excellence
The Value of Learning Is the Process
Designed for Independent Study
Electives Are Essential
Wondering about transcripts and how classes might be applied for credit?
Homeschool Graduation Requirements

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