One of the cool things about homeschooling high school are electives. They allow you the freedom to choose what your child is going to study. It is a chance for them to really explore things that interest them, and get credit for it too!
So what exactly is a High School Elective? High school electives go beyond the core classes of English, math, science, and history. Electives supplement the educational years with classes that interest your child and prepare them for adult life.
Turn Your Teenagers Interests Into High School Electives
Now you are thinking, “Really, how does that work?” It is easier than you think!
- Is your teen into movies? Do they want to make YouTube videos or create video productions on your phone or iPod all the time? Consider doing an elective pertaining to movie production, the how to’s of taking quality video, video editing, or film making.
- Does your teen like to tinker? Maybe they are into taking things apart or trying to fix them? Try something like auto repair/maintenance, or small engine type things like lawnmowers, leaf blowers, etc. Maybe the electronics is more their speed to so you provide things like radios, computers, cell phones for repair and study.
- Is your teen creative? There are tons of creative arts that make great electives. Things like painting, sculpting, woodworking, sewing, clothing design, interior design, and so many more!
- How about our photographers or digital editors? Learn programs like Photoshop or other graphic design programs. Or spend time learning more about how the camera works and techniques to improve their photography skills.
- Do they have a more physical en devour that they love? How about dance, gymnastics, equine science or horsemanship.
- Got a history lover? Try medieval history or mythology.
Whatever your teens passion is, consider turning into elective credit for high school. Add in hands on learning, reading, videos, outside courses or seminars, and so on. This is a great way for them to do what they love, explore it more in-depth, and possibly find something that might be a career path later on!