K¹² works like any other Internet application—you don’t need an extra phone line dedicated to our program. If you are interested in an extra line, you can contact your local phone company to install one for a fee.
You need a 56 kbps modem or better. However, use of a broadband connection instead of dialup is highly recommended.
You need either a Windows-based or Apple Macintosh computer with an Internet connection and free software programs that can be downloaded from the Internet. Most courses have audio, so require speakers. World Language courses require both speakers and microphones.
We recommend using the following browsers when accessing K¹² online applications:
Online School (OLS):
Although we support all of the above browser types for the OLS, Firefox and Chrome browsers continuously update versions and you may encounter some difficulties after initially downloading the newest browser version. We are working to resolve all issues on these major browser types, including the newest versions. Please try another supported browser if problems persist.
Learn more about Study Island Browser Requirements.
Learn more about Scantron Browser Requirements.
Browsers NOT recommended:
Download the latest versions of supported browsers:
* Study Island and Scantron do not support Google Chrome. See above for details.
Some basic skills are required. Use of the computer is an important part of the program, but in the early grades it is mostly the parent (or other responsible adult) who interacts with the computer. The program is user-friendly.