Tuition-Free Online Public School

Whether your child is just starting school or nearing graduation, K12 has your back with tuition-free online public school options for every need and grade level.

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Experience the K12 Difference

Help your child reach their full potential with a K12-powered education—and watch their love for learning blossom.

How does online public school work?

Like traditional public school, online public school is tuition-free. Unlike with traditional schooling, however, students can attend classes from the comfort of their own home—and work at their own pace for a more flexible schedule.

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  • Teachers who get your student

    State-certified and trained in online learning, teachers at K12-powered schools understand your student’s unique needs. When you need support, they’re only a phone call or email away.

  • Schoolwork that sparks joy

    Our top-tier curriculum blends live classes, engaging videos, hands-on activities, and more to accommodate all learning styles and encourage exploration.

  • Exciting extracurriculars

    Start a baking club, join a basketball team, dance with friends—students at K12-powered schools have plenty of opportunities to have fun and socialize, both online and offline.

  • High standards and recognized schools

    K12 is accredited and has accumulated various awards and recognitions for meeting the highest standards of educational management.



Students have chosen a K12-powered education since 2000.



Of parents say K12 helped their child prepare for the future.



Of graduates from K12-powered schools believe they’re excelling at their current jobs.

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Career and college prep

Pilot, lawyer, nurse—pave the way for whatever your child wants to be when they grow up. College and career prep courses help them gain professional skills, earn college credits, or simply explore career paths for the future.

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Live online tutoring

With K12 tutoring, those tricky subjects will finally click. Our tutors offer the exact instruction your student needs to understand algebra, speak Spanish, or nail the art of essay writing once and for all.

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Individual courses

Help your student get ahead, catch up, or learn something new with flexible, fee-based courses. Browse hundreds of options in language arts, math, social studies, science, and a wide variety of electives to spice up your child’s education.

Benefits of Online Public School with K12

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Flexible schedule and pace

Students have diverse learning styles, strengths, and needs. Find the school schedule that works best for your child.

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Fewer distractions

Live virtual classes, structured assignments, and built-in time for brain breaks provide students with a focused environment that promotes learning.

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Parent involvement

Get a front-row seat to what and how your child is learning. As a Learning Coach, you’re a key part of their daily success.

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  • How do I enroll?

    In just three steps, your student can be K12-ready!

  • Step 1: Apply

    Once you join the Parent Portal, you’re just a few clicks away from submitting your application.

  • Step 2: Upload required documents

    Supporting documents may include a birth certificate, transcript, or medical records.

  • Step 3: Get approved

    Keep your child in school as you wait for approval, which can take up to two weeks.

Learn More About Getting Started With Your Online Education

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Discover how to start strong wtih online learning

Online learning means more flexibility, safety, and time together with your family.

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Get inspired with tips and insights

With these resources, prepare for the journey of a lifetime as your child’s Learning Coach.

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Thrive this school year

Explore our steps to success for online school, from planning out your day to setting up your learning nook.

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Hear from K12-powered students about their online learning experience.

Choose an Online Learning Adventure

Online Public Elementary School

Encourage your child to explore the wonderful world around them. Live discussions, fun assignments, and K12’s interactive technology help students build a strong foundation for lifelong learning.

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Online Public Middle School

Watch your child flourish when they learn at their own pace—from the comfort of home. A combination of teacher-led classes with self-guided learning gives middle schoolers a truly unique educational experience.

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Online Public High School

Empower your teen to choose their own path. From history class to cooking club, your student can create a personalized learning journey that challenges and excites them.

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I’m Ready to Find a School

Select your state for a list of K12-powered online schools in your area.