Whether your child is just starting formal education or you're considering making a school change for an older student, it's important to know that your family has choices in your approach to education. While some families value the independence of traditional homeschooling, North Carolina families can also choose a K12-powered online public school. Many families find that online school is the right balance for their educational needs and goals.
An Alternative to Homeschooling in North Carolina
Eligible North Carolina students can take advantage of the K12 curriculum and all the benefits a public school program provides by enrolling in a tuition-free* K12-powered public school. Students enjoy a personalized learning program and instruction from state-licensed teachers, but because they school online, students can log in to school from any computer with an internet connection. This mobility helps provide some of the scheduling flexibility and convenience North Carolina homeschooling families value.
How does K12-powered online school work?
Students attend online class sessions with their teachers and access daily coursework using K12's interactive curriculum. Younger students also spend time learning offline, supervised by their Learning Coach—usually a parent or other responsible adult. In the elementary grades, Learning Coaches should plan to spend 3 to 6 hours each school day assisting their student. As students progress to middle and high school levels and become more independent learners, the time required for the Learning Coach lessens. The Learning Coach tasks also transition away from direct instruction to completing other education-related tasks such as corresponding with teachers and logging attendance.
Students at K12-powered schools often have opportunities to participate in school-sponsored outings and events as well, which gives them a chance to make friends and connect with their school community.
To learn more, take a look at what a typical day in the life of a K12-powered student looks like.
Your K12-Powered Online School in North Carolina
North Carolina families have access to this excellent online school option powered by K12:
North Carolina Virtual Academy awakens the power of learning in students through a personalized program of engaging courses, caring teachers, and a vibrant school community.
- Personalized learning plans target each student's strengths and weaknesses.
- North Carolina-licensed teachers guide progress and tailor teaching to student needs.
- Rigorous, interactive curriculum—that includes honors and AP® courses—enriches and inspires.
- Dual enrollment offers qualified students opportunities to earn college credits for select courses.
- Dedicated school support system helps students grow academically and personally.
- Field trips, social events, community service opportunities, and clubs help students connect.
Homeschooling in North Carolina
If your family feels traditional homeschooling is the choice that's right for you, K12 can help you find curriculum to spark your student's love of learning. With one of the largest online, homeschool curriculums available for purchase in the industry, our award-winning courses help students build foundational skills that become your child's strongest asset, helping them to continue learning and discovering their interests.
Your family can select K12's homeschool curriculum as a primary education source or as a supplement to traditional education options. We provide the texts, lesson plans, and materials you need for a high-quality learning experience at home. You can build your own complete core homeschool curriculum or rely on our teaching tools to supplement other materials you have discovered. See our course offerings to get started.
An Online Option for Every Family
Whether you need to supplement your child's traditional elementary school education, find an online public school, or put together a personalized homeschool curriculum composed of award-winning courses, K12 has you covered. Learn more about the options available to your family.
*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.