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Is an online alternative to private homeschool right for your student?

At K12, we understand the power of personalized learning and recognize that families have different requirements when deciding what works for their child’s education. If your K–12 student needs a little more flexibility, a tuition-based, online alternative to private homeschool programs can be a great option. K12-powered private school students benefit from:

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Fully-accredited programs

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Full- and part-time options

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Courses with or without state-certified teacher support

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Multiple start dates

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Worldwide availability*

K12-Powered Alternative Private Homeschool Options

K12 offers a range of high-quality, tuition-based online private schools* to help meet the needs of diverse learners.

K12 Private Academy

Families around the world seeking a high-quality, well-rounded education for their students choose K12 Private Academy as their alternative to private homeschool. This tuition-based virtual academy offers an engaging, interactive curriculum for students in grades PK–12, led by a team of teachers, counselors, and advisors who can provide specialized instruction. K12 Private Academy students can enroll full-time or for individual courses available for purchase, with year-round start dates to accommodate your family’s needs.

The Keystone School

For independent learners that desire flexibility, The Keystone School is a great option. Students can choose from over 170 self-paced courses—with teacher support when needed—for full- or part-time enrollment. The Keystone School offers multiple course levels from credit recovery to AP®, plus a diploma-granting Adult Learning Program for students ages 19 and older.

The George Washington University Online High School

Motivated students in grades 8–12 seeking college prep experience opt for this tuition-based online academy, developed in partnership with The George Washington University. Students benefit from small class sizes with a high level of personal attention from instructors and college counselors, with full-time and individual AP® course enrollment options for fall- and spring-term start dates. The George Washington University Online High School also offers a unique leadership training program and learning opportunities beyond the classroom.

Ready to enroll?

If private online homeschool sounds like the right fit for your student, a K12-powered tuition-based program is a great option. Click below to get the process started by creating a Parent Portal account or logging in to your existing account.

*K12 is under a territorial non-compete obligation with another company that precludes us from enrolling students or shipping materials to students in the countries listed below while that company has territorial exclusivity. You can learn more about options in your area at

Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

In addition, at this time, the United States has an embargo on the provision of certain products and services in the countries listed below that encompasses those provided by K12. As such, K12 is prohibited from entering into transactions with residents or resident companies.

Western Balkans, Belarus, Central Africa, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe