I love electives.  It is such a great opportunity for kids to discover new things, go deeper in a hobby or develop a new hobby. Electives can be sports, second language, landscaping, art and so much more.  The possibilities are endless.  Below are some that we have discovered - click on the curriculum title to learn more.



cle electives

High School Electives - CLE - There are about 15 elective options for high school on this page - ranging from Accounting to Horticulture.  There are also some remedial English courses listed on this page.  We will certainly be using some of these as my children get older and develop different interests that they want to pursue.

homeschool psych 

Psychology - There are three high school psychology programs that I would recomment.  The first is Homeschool Psych.                7 Sisters has a good one also.  Lastly, Sonlight has an AP course. 

 film making

Film Making - From the author - Filmmaking from the First Directors teaches the basics of filmmaking and early film history. It takes students through a unique journey starting in the late 19th century when film was invented, then guides them through the steps first directors took in creating the modern language of film. Each lesson includes watching a series of lectures on history and production basics then viewing original films. Assignments will include making a variety of short films which will be uploaded for class comments and review. The goal of the class is to teach students how to make films one step at a time.

 visual latin

Latin - Visual Latin - A favorite in our house.  From the author - 

Dwane Thomas is a Latin magician: he’s spent over 15 years turning students into Latin speakers and readers. His secret? He’s one of those unique teachers who makes learning difficult subjects fun and enjoyable. Thousands of children have already been transformed through his magic: let yours be next.

Some unique benefits to Visual Latin:

  • Uses a combination of short videos and worksheets for different learning styles
  • Keeps children engaged through clear explanations and fun humor
  • Includes Latin translations of simplified Vulgate Bible in every lesson
  • Combines the best aspects of the natural and traditional methods of learning 


art lab for kids

Art Lab for Kids

discovering great artistss

Discovering Great Artists

deep space sparkle 

Deep Space Sparkle - An excellent website for art ideas and projects.

art projects for kids

Art Projects for Kids - Another excellent website for art ideas and projects

artistic pursuits

Artitistic Pursuits 

Draw and Write Through History

draw write now

Draw Write Now


Story of the Orchestra

 rosetta stone

Rosetta Stone 



middle bury

Middlebury Interactive Languages