High School Elective Ideas

High School Elective Ideas

You have all of your main courses figured out, but have no idea what to do for electives. We’ve been there. Electives can be fun and exciting. They can allow your student to follow their passions, while gaining some high school credit. The list below should help you and your student come up with a plan.


 

Business

Accounting
Advertising
Business Law
Business Management
Business Math
Consumer Education
Entrepreneurial Skills
Financial Management
Intro to Business
Intro to Economics
Marketing
Office Skills


 

Computer

Animation
App Development
Computer Applications
Computer Programming
Computer Repair
Desktop Publishing
Graphic design
Keyboarding/Word Processing
Programming
Robotics
Video Game Development
Web Design
Web Programming


 

Fine Arts

Audio Production
Architectural Design
Art Appreciation/History
Band
Calligraphy
Ceramics
Choir
Dance
Drama/Theatre
Drawing
Fashion Design
Filmmaking
Film Studies
Instrumental Music
Jewelry making
Music Appreciation/History
Orchestra
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
Voice


 

Health

CPR Training
First Aid
Nutrition


Language & Writing

Advanced Composition
African Literature
African American Literature
Asian Literature
Creative Writing
Communication Skills
Fiction Writing
Foreign Language
Gothic Literature
Journalism
Poetry
Public Speaking
Research Skills
Sign Language
Speech Study Skills


 

Life Skills

Auto Body Repair
Auto Mechanics
Career Development
Carpentry
Driver’s Ed
Early Childhood Development
Early Childhood Education
Electricity
Home economics (cooking, sewing, etc.)
Industrial Arts
Interior Design
Personal Finance
Plumbing
Study Skills
Typing
Woodworking


Math

Advanced Math
Math Applications
Number Theory
Probability & Statistics
Quantitative Literacy
Trigonometry


 

Physical Education

Aerobics
Archery
Dance
Gymnastics
Individual sports
Lifeguard Training
Martial Arts
Team sports
Weightlifting
Yoga


Religions

Church History
Comparative Religions
Individual Book Bible Studies
Old Testament/New Testament Survey


 

Rhetoric

Critical Thinking
Debate
Ethics
Logic


 

Science/Nature

Agriculture
Animal Science
Archeology
Astronomy
Biotechnology
Botany
Earth Science
Ecology
Forensic Science
Geology
Meteorology
Oceanography
Physiology/Anatomy
Physics
Zoology


 

Social Sciences

African Studies
Anthropology
Asian Studies
Child Development
Civics
Contemporary World Affairs
Criminology
International Relations
Latin American Studies
Middle East Studies
Mythology
Philosophy
Political Studies
Psychology
Sociology
US Government
Women’s Studies
World Cultures
World Politics
Worldview Studies


 

Vocational

Cosmetology
Gardening
Horticulture
Landscaping


 

Have other ideas for electives? Share in the comments or let us know!

Last updated: October 1, 2016
Photo Credit: Steve (caffeineslinger)

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