Summit English Language Arts, Grades K–5

Help young learners reach new heights! K12’s engaging, standards-aligned content promotes lifelong literacy skills by nurturing a love of reading.

Summit English Language Arts, Grades K–5

Summit ELA Overview

Our evidence-based and award-winning curriculum empowers students to learn their best! With a personalized approach, young learners enjoy an education experience that promotes academic growth with proven effectiveness in early reading gains.

Proven Methods, Real Results

A Science of Reading Approach

Curriculum that’s intentionally designed and standards-aligned.
Our science-based approach to literacy leads learners through a clear progression—the driving force behind the curriculum. Built on the science of reading’s five pillars, students gain foundational reading skills that allow them to read with purpose and understanding, helping them make meaning out of the world around them.


As an industry leader with more than two decades of experience, we continue to innovate and evolve our curriculum to best serve students. And it shows:

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2024 American Business Awards

2024 American Business Awards, Stevie® Awards

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Best Online Homeschool Program

2023 Best Online Homeschool Program, Verywell Family

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EdTech Breakthrough Awards

2023 Online Education Solution Provider of the Year, EdTech Breakthrough Awards

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EdTech Breakthrough Awards

2022 Courseware Solution Provider of the Year, EdTech Breakthrough Awards

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Gold Award for Education Technology

2022 Gold Award for Education Technology, the Merit Awards

Student-Centric Curriculum

We start by envisioning strong student outcomes and building the path for them to get there, one step at a time.


ELA courses follow the principles of backward design* where learning opportunities build the knowledge and skills students need to master learning objectives.

Stride’s curriculum incorporates online components based on empirically sound principles embraced by professional organizations.**

Proven Effectiveness

2019–2021 data shows students in grades K–5 using the K12 ELA curriculum have shown significant gains in early reading performance.

*Understanding by Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe (Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2005), (Source page 5) 
**Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). (Source page 6) 

A Leader in Online Learning

Here are just a few illustrations of the power and expertise behind the K12 curriculum:


Students have chosen K12-powered education


Collective years of education experience of K12’s subject-matter curriculum development experts


Years K12 has been developing high-quality curriculum aligned with state academic standards

Fun Games = Serious Learning

In our ELA Village, course-aligned games help kids practice grammar skills, complex syntax, and reading comprehension. Playable on mobile or desktop, they’re ideal for warm-up, review, and practice.

Grammar Glider

Grammar Glider

Dodge obstacles, collect items, and fly toward the elusive golden egg, all while practicing your adverbs.

English Escape

English Escape

Find rare gems, uncover secret passages, and collect hidden keys to escape the labyrinth as you practice frequently confused words.

Digital Literacy Technologies

K12 ELA courses allow students to practice additional skills using adaptive remediation tools or complete additional reading fluency benchmarks based on individual need.

Skills Arcade

Skills Arcade

These games are arcade-style, adaptive remediation tools that can be sprinkled into ELA courses or assigned separately. Teachers select skills for students to work on and receive real-time student data.

Expansive Online Library

Expansive Online Library

Students have 24/7 access to texts and
e-books. Fluency tools inform lessons and dynamically adjust to student reading abilities. Teachers review key data on class benchmarks and student performance.


Yolanda, 1st Grade Learning Coach, TX

“We like that ‘teacher time’ is interactive for the younger students. They get to participate with their whiteboards and letterboards. You don’t have that ‘distant learning’ feeling; it’s more like one-to-one learning.”

Elsy, 2nd Grade Learning Coach, WA

“My son loves reading, especially if he has the physical copy of the books. This year, he loves the reading selection he got … , specifically the K12 World magazines. He loves to keep them and re-read them.”