High School Path

How to choose the right courses for your high school student

Here’s a look at our recommended course path by grade level:

Note: If you are registering with Williamsburg through a partner school or district, these course recommendations may differ from your partner school’s state requirements. In case of any discrepancy, please default to your partner school’s guidelines.

9th Grade

  • Personal Leadership
  • Writing & Rhetoric
  • High School Math 1
  • Earth Science
  • 2 Electives

10th Grade

  • Social Leadership
  • U.S. History
  • American Literature
  • High School Math 1 or High School Math 2
  • Biology
  • Elective

11th Grade

  • Professional Leadership (Fall) & Financial Leadership (Winter)
  • Government & Economics
  • Political Literature (Fall) & Short Stories (Winter)
  • High School Math 2 or High School Math 3
  • Chemistry
  • Elective

12th Grade

  • World Civilizations (Fall) & Geography & World Events (Winter)
  • World Literature
  • Pre-Calculus or Calculus
  • Physics
  • Mind & Body Stewardship (Self-Paced)
  • Elective

High School Course Selection Guidelines

  • Most live courses are offered at multiple days/times. Select the sections that work best for your student.
  • Social Studies, Writing, and Literature courses are available in Classic and Honors. Students in these courses meet together in the same live class sessions but Honors courses are roughly 30% more challenging. Students have 28 calendar days from the first day of the semester to move from one version to another.
  • Most high school courses are offered in both “live” and “self-paced” formats. Most Fine Arts, PE, and Electives are offered exclusively in the self-paced format.
  • If your student is advanced in math or writing, you may enroll your child in a more advanced course. If your child has already earned accredited high school credit for a recommended course, they should work with an academic counselor to decide which course to take instead. If you have already developed an official graduation plan, simply stick to that plan when enrolling in courses.

You can view specific high school course descriptions on the Williamsburg Learning website.