Technical Requirements

Is your computer K12 ready?

K12 has several online components built into its lessons and tools. To use K12's program, you'll need a computer with an Internet connection and free software programs, which you can download from the Internet.

Hardware with Windows Operating System

The minimum hardware recommendations to use the program are as follows:

  • CPU: Intel Processor 1.0 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)
  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Firefox 3.0 or later
  • RAM: 512MB of RAM

Hardware with Macintosh Operating System

The minimum hardware recommendations to use the program are as follows:

  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor
  • Browser: Firefox 3.0 or later, Safari 2.0 or later
  • RAM: 512MB of RAM


  • Adobe Flash Player 10
  • Java Runtime Environment
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or later
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or later
  • Apple QuickTime


  • ALL web acceleration software must be disabled for the school to work properly.
  • If you are using NetZero, the 3G or Hi-Speed version of the NetZero software is not able to be used consistently with the Online School. The basic version of the NetZero Software should installed.
  • If you are using AOL you must minimize AOL after Connecting and use an approved browser.
  • If you are using MSN, you cannot use MSN Explorer consistently.
  • You MUST meet the minimum speed of 56k.


  • Pop-up Blockers can affect your ability to access the Online School.
  • Internet Security Products, such as Norton, can inhibit your online experience.
  • Software firewalls installed on your PC often will cause accessibility problems.
  • Firewalls must have port 8080 open to both TCP and UDP traffic to allow access to the OLS.

Additional Technical Considerations

  • Touchscreens and Wacom tablets can interfere with accessing links in the Online School. Please see the manufacturer's Support Site to configure these devices to work consistently with Flash Player.

K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling