How Online School Works
K12 takes online learning to the next level with a supportive environment that balances structure with flexibility. Young scholars engage with a quality curriculum that fosters a love of learning and personal growth.
Take A Closer Look
Zoom in on the K12 learning experience and get a feel for what online school looks like day-to-day.
Top Online School FAQs Answered
Watch our video to discover the top 5 things you need to know about online school before enrolling.
- What does online school actually look like?
- Are there teachers and live classes?
- Is there work outside of class?
- What is a Learning Coach?
- How should you schedule your school day?
Discover what online school looks like for students in grades K-5.
Discover what online school is like for students in grades 6-12.
How Much Time Will My Child Spend Online?
All K12 grades participate in online and offline school work. Higher grade levels tend to spend more time online compared to younger students.
Students in grades K-2 typically spend 30-40% of their time online, while those in grades 3-5 spend 50-60% of learning time online.
The majority of middle and high school learning is done online, though offline learning activities are still prevalent and encouraged.
The Social Side Of a K12-Powered Online School
K12 understands the importance of social interaction as it pertains to intellectual and communal development. That’s why enriching social activities are built in and greatly fostered across the K12 curriculum. Students are encouraged to join social clubs and participate in extracurricular activities that speak to personal interests and establish social connections. Furthermore, students spend time together online in classes as well as during school outings and field trips.
How do I get started?
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Accredited K12 online schools are available in many U.S. states. Select your state for a list of local options.
Create a Parent Portal account to begin the enrollment process.