How K12-Powered Online School Works

Set your child up for success with personalized learning at a K12-powered online school.

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A Best-in-Class Education

Students at K12-powered schools can learn at their own pace, in their own place—supported by an innovative online curriculum and state-certified teachers who make school fun.

Go Online, Go Further

Families find what they need to succeed with K12: a personalized approach to learning, inspiring educators, engaging technology, flexible scheduling, community support, and more.

The Student Experience

Every student is engaged, elevated, and empowered to be their very best.

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Students learn through an engaging mix of live online instruction, offline activities, self-paced assignments, videos, quizzes, and games.

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Students socialize in a safe virtual environment and deepen bonds both online and offline through clubs and activities.

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Teachers and tech support are available 24/7 via our online platform, so families get help whenever they need it. 


Real Students, Real Stories

Variety is key to the K12 experience. Students balance online classes with engaging offline activities, like inspecting fossils under a microscope or observing marine life at the local aquarium. Each experience is unique, and you can hear more from online school families.


Top Five Things to Know About Online School

Wondering how K12 can enhance your child’s education? Take a peek behind the scenes:

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  1. What does online school actually look like?

    Students and Learning Coaches log on to their online school portal to access schedules, attend lessons, complete assignments, see grades, and communicate with teachers.

  2. What is a Learning Coach?

    A Learning Coach is a trusted adult who helps support, motivate, and guide their student through a successful school year. Depending on your child’s grade level, the Learning Coach time commitment will range from 4–6 hours to 1–3 hours per day.

  3. Are there teachers and live classes?

    Yes! Students attend live, regularly scheduled lessons led by state-certified teachers

  1. Is there work outside of class?

    Yes—outside of class, students participate in self-led assignments with support from their Learning Coach.

  2. How should you schedule your school day?

    Outside of live classes, students and Learning Coaches can set a schedule that works with their unique needs and commitments.

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A Platform for Personalized Learning

With K12, each student receives an education tailored to their academic needs and passions whether that’s exploring engineering courses or learning more about entrepreneurship.

Explore the School Platform

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Grades K–5 Tour

Discover what K12-powered online school is like for elementary school students and their Learning Coaches.

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Grades 6-12 Tour

See how middle and high school students at K12-powered schools learn in the ways that are best for them.

Embrace an A+ Education

All K12-powered public schools adhere to state testing, school accountability, and attendance policies, with graduates earning a high school diploma. Students benefit from:

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An Innovative Curriculum

Every learning style is supported at K12-powered schools. Through live lessons, hands-on exercises, videos, quizzes, games, and more, your child can embrace what works best for them.

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Engaging Lesson Plans

Lessons are mapped to state requirements and personalized for your child, inspiring students to discover a lifelong love of learning.

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Helpful Online Tools

Students and Learning Coaches can easily access assignments, engage in live virtual instruction, and communicate with teachers through our online learning portal.


Support at Every Step

Students receive one-to-one support from teachers who celebrate their unique learning style and use innovative educational technologies and tools to guide success.


The Role of a Learning Coach

Parents have the opportunity to serve as their child’s Learning Coach: recording attendance, tracking academic progress, and addressing any challenges. Younger students need consistent support, while older students can work more independently.


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Starting Online Learning Strong

Empower your child with a K12-powered education.

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Game Plan for Success

K12 sets students up for success with the tools they need to thrive.

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Tips for Everyday Success

Discover everyday tips to ensure a successful learning journey. 

How do I get started?

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I’m ready to find a school.

K12-powered public and private schools are available all over the country. Select your location for a list of available options.

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I’m ready to enroll.

Create a Parent Portal account to begin the enrollment process.