Online Schools in Iowa
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Education doesn't have to be one-size-fits-all. Iowa's K12-powered online public school provides a tuition-free* learning option for students in grades K–12 through a highly interactive curriculum, personalized learning, and engaging instruction from state-licensed teachers.
How does K12-powered online public school in Iowa work?
Like the brick-and-mortar model you're probably familiar with, the K12-powered online public school in Iowa is tuition-free,* follows a traditional academic calendar, and has counselors and school staff on hand to help. However, because Iowa's K12-powered virtual school classes are conveniently taken online, your student's classroom is located wherever there's an internet connection.
Understanding Iowa's K12-Powered Online School
The curriculum offered by the K12-powered Iowa public school covers core subjects like math, English, history, science, world languages, and even music and art. Students in grades K–8 can take advantage of the Advanced Learner Program, while high school students can get ahead by taking honors courses and career-focused electives.
Your student's Learning Coach—you or another responsible adult—will help your student stick to an academic schedule, record daily attendance, and communicate with teachers as needed. Daily coursework is done via computer through the Online School platform where students work on lessons and attend live, online classes. Day-to-day activities and lesson plans vary depending on your student's grade level:
Students in grades K–5
Complete mastery-based online lessons that include hands-on learning opportunities away from the computer. The Learning Coach provides support for about 4 to 6 hours per day.
Students in grades 6–8
Begin to monitor their own learning schedule as they become more independent. Their curriculum includes online and various levels of hands-on learning. The Learning Coach helps about 1 to 3 hours per day.
Students in grades 9–12
Take even greater responsibility for their learning. Students focus on postsecondary goals with support from counselors. The online curriculum includes various levels of core courses and a variety of career-focused electives. The Learning Coach spends about 1 to 3 hours per day working with the student.
*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 you address your technological and computer needs..