Use this list of elective ideas to help you discover fun learning opportunities for your homeschool student. From life skills to career exploration, high school electives help teens develop their unique skills and explore their passions.
I got my first taste of elective classes in 8th grade. All two elective classrooms were at the end of the hall across from one another. The girls turned left to home ec, and the boys turned right to woodshop.
Then, I went to high school. Freshman year, our elective choices were pretty limited, but after that, the elective world opened up to dozens of possibilities. I can’t overstate the excitement of getting to choose how to spend a few hours of my high school day.
As homeschooling families, it’s even more exciting. The possibilities we can offer our students for electives are astounding!
What Are High School Electives?
High school electives are the fun classes – the one kids choose (or, you know, elect) to take. Electives offer teens a chance to explore their interests, develop their passions, and customize their education. Even if you’re a more traditional, school-at-home family, high school electives let you dip your toes in interest-led learning. [Read more…]