Online High School Homeschool Resources
Alternative Options and Resources for High School Homeschool
High school students are at a formative time in their lives where they are finding their voice, discovering their passions, and making plans for their path to the future. Homeschooling high school students is one way to provide space for creativity and flexibility in learning. K12-powered online learning provides an alternative option you may not have considered.
K12 is public school at home—a tuition-free* option with state-certified teachers, quality curriculum, and resources for parents (who also serve as their student's Learning Coach).
What are the differences between homeschooling and a K12-powered online high school?
There are several differences. For starters, though learning happens at home, K12-powered schools are not homeschools and the students who attend are not considered homeschooled. K12-powered schools have an established curriculum that is taught by state-certified teachers. And each school has an administration with a principal and other support staff. Teachers regularly communicate with students and parents for questions and support. Schools also offer social and extracurricular activities for students like clubs and field trips. K12-powered schools also must comply with state-mandated testing, attendance, and academic progress requirements.
You can see more about what a day in the life of a K12-powered student looks like by watching these videos.
Does online public school prepare my student for college and career?
Homeschooling high school curriculum can certainly set up students for success. K12-powered schools can do that too, with Advanced Placement® courses and career-focused electives.** The innovative and interactive online environment provides space for independent learning and teacher support when needed.
Students also take core courses, including language arts, math, science, and history, along with electives such as art, music, and world languages. Educational materials are sent right to your home.† Check out these sample lessons to gain a better understanding of how online courses work.
What is my role?
Similar to homeschooling, you'll play an important role in your student's learning when your student attends a K12-powered school. You or another responsible adult are designated as your student's Learning Coach. Learning Coaches help students stay on track with their classes and their academic goals. There are numerous resources available for Learning Coaches as well as the opportunity to connect with the larger K12-powered parent community.
Learn more about the role of the Learning Coach.
Want to supplement what you're already doing?
K12 still might be able to help. Many of our courses are available independently for purchase, so you can supplement your existing high school homeschool learning plans for your student without recreating the whole wheel.
How to Enroll
If you're ready for an alternative to homeschooling your high school student, learn more or start your application today by visiting the enrollment page. Like the idea of à la carte courses? You can learn more about those at the K12 Store.
*Families do not pay tuition for a student to attend an online public school. Common household items and office supplies like printer ink and paper are not provided. Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
**Course offerings vary by school and state. Please visit your school page or check with your school counselor.
†Course materials vary by course and school. Please check with your school about offline course materials.