First Grade for North Carolina Students
First grade is an exciting time full of significant milestones. Last year, students learned foundational concepts about letters and numbers and now they're ready to spread their wings. First graders at North Carolina's K12-powered online school are right on the verge of important "A-ha!" moments when they really grasp the basics to become proficient readers and counters.
Your Child's Academic Greenhouse
The personalized program at the K12-powered online school in North Carolina helps create an atmosphere of discovery, exploration, and growth—an academic greenhouse—where students can really thrive. Students are at the center of a holistic approach to learning that includes:
- Tuition-free* enrollment
- An Individualized Learning Plan based on student assessments to keep your child on track
- Support from an academic team that includes teachers, counselors, and the Learning Coach
- Real-time online classes taught by North Carolina-licensed teachers
- A balance between rigorous online learning experiences with fun hand's-on education activities
- Opportunities to enjoy in-person and online social connections
- A traditional school year schedule that's similar to other schools in your state
How Day-to-Day Online Schooling Works
K12's personalized learning program for first grade in North Carolina begins with the Individualized Learning Plan, which identifies your student's academic strengths and areas that need more support. For example, if your child excels at math, they may qualify to take courses at a higher grade level but stay at their normal grade level in other subjects.
Students attend live, online, teacher-led classes with their peers and work on daily coursework through the Online School platform. In grades K–5, the online curriculum includes supplemental hands-on learning. And the Learning Coach—a parent or another responsible adult—offers daily support by helping the student stay on their learning schedule, recording attendance, and communicating with teachers as needed.
See what day-to-day learning looks like at a K12-powered online school.
Our Quality K12 Courses
Along with teacher instruction tailored to students' needs and one-to-one support from the Learning Coach, another important part of a young learner's success is the K12 online curriculum. The curriculum for North Carolina's first graders includes language arts/English, math, science, and history, plus art and music. Hands-on education materials†—such as books and math manipulatives—complement the engaging online lessons.
Your K12-Powered Online Schooling Option
There's a new way to do first grade. The K12-powered online school in North Carolina offers personalized learning across your state:
North Carolina Virtual Academy partners with families to offer students in grades K–12 a high-quality, individually tailored education experience. North Carolina-licensed teachers provide guidance and support and interact with students in live online classes. An engaging, highly interactive curriculum challenges students with traditional core courses, art, music, and world languages as well as honors, AP®, and elective courses in high school. For a jump-start on their future, dual enrollment offers qualified high school students opportunities to earn college credits for select courses. A variety of social events, extracurricular activities, community service opportunities, and clubs bring students together.
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How to Enroll or Learn More
*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 materials vary by course and school. Please check with your school about offline course materials.
††Not all courses on the K12 course list are offered by all schools. If you have a question about a particular course, please check with your school.