Online Schools in Ohio
As a leader in online K-12 education, K12 offers a quality option for online public schools in Ohio to fit your child's needs. Ohio Virtual Academy is a full-time, tuition-free* online public school serving students statewide.*
What You Need to Know About the K12-powered Online Public School in Ohio
When looking for a virtual school, you probably have some questions. What kind of classes are offered? What kind of teacher support can you and your student expect? Will your child get the same level of education as at a traditional brick-and-mortar school?
Online courses take place wherever there’s an internet connection. Ohio-certified teachers provide instruction and guide progress so students hit their educational milestones, and students have the opportunity to connect with each other online.
How is curriculum developed for online schools in Ohio?
K12-powered online public schools in Ohio use K12's curriculum, which is developed by a team of experienced educational professionals, including:
- The lesson developers who create each lesson and make sure the material is right for the age and skill level of the student.
- Instructional designers who build activities with visual designers and media specialists to choose the best way to present concepts and information.
- Writers and editors who make sure the content is accurate, engaging, and appropriate.
- Quality assurance specialists who make sure everything works properly.
Click below for more details and to see sample lessons.
Online Elementary School
For K–5 students, the curriculum is mastery based, meaning differing levels of self-pacing are possible depending on how the child is performing. The Learning Coach, or parent, is heavily involved and works closely with the teacher to monitor student progress. Teachers provide instruction through live, online classroom sessions.
Online Middle School
In grades 6–8, live, teacher-lead online classroom sessions, help students prepare for tests, master challenging concepts, and address gaps in learning. The Learning Coach provides guidance and oversight, but students begin to take more responsibility for their learning as they prepare to transition to high school.
Online High School
K12-powered schools use subject-specific teachers in high school and require students to stay on pace with their class cohorts. Live, teacher-led online sessions are required though the number and frequency vary depending on the student and the courses they are taking. Teachers may also hold optional online "office hours" when students need extra help. Courses may be offered in a variety of levels, such as honors, AP®, and credit recovery. Learning Coach involvement varies based on the student’s motivation and abilities.
Does K12-Powered online public school, OHVA, charge tuition?
No. Like any brick-and-mortar public school, online public schools in Ohio are tuition-free.* Textbooks and hands-on educational materials are delivered to your doorstep. The type of offline materials varies with grade and course.
What does a typical online schooling day look like?
Visit K12's A Day in the Life website to find out. Through engaging videos, images, and timelines, you'll see what online learning in a K12-powered school looks like on an average day in the lives of several students and their parents.
You’ll hear about Zachary’s passion for rocks and minerals, watch Elayna work on a science lab (one of her favorite lessons), and see how Paola’s creative writing class is helping her work toward her goal of being a published writer, just to name a few.
Tuition-free, K12-powered online schools are working for these students. They could work for your child, too!*
Your K-12 Powered Option for Online Public School in Ohio
Is a virtual school in Ohio the right choice for your student?
Ohio Virtual Academy | Grades: K–12
Ohio Virtual Academy is an innovative online school with passionate educators dedicated to empowering students through an education experience tailored to each student's needs.
- Individualized Learning Plans target each student's strengths and weaknesses.
- Ohio-certified teachers guide progress and tailor teaching to student needs.
- Engaging, highly interactive curriculum enriches and inspires.
- Social events, extracurricular activities, and clubs bring students together.
- Destinations Career Program helps students in grades 9–12 get ahead with courses in business, finance, IT, and marketing.
- Dual enrollment program lets qualified students earn college credits on select courses.
Join us at an OHVA event to learn more.
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*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.