Children learn best through hands-on exploration of the world around them. That's why Stride K12-powered online elementary schools encourage curiosity, engage children in their education, spark a joy for learning, and prepare students for their future by building a strong educational foundation.
Engaging, Interactive Curriculum
Online and In-Person Sessions and Activities*
A Supportive School Community
How does online elementary school work?
Attend live online classes, complete assignments, watch videos, and take quizzes.
Participate in live discussions, post on message boards, and connect with peers.
Complete practical assignments offline to help reinforce concepts.
Stride K12-powered online elementary school resembles a traditional brick-and-mortar school but with the added convenience of taking place online. Stride K12-powered schools offer personalized learning tailored to your child’s unique learning needs. K–5 students can learn anywhere there’s an internet connection at any time with 24/7 access to our Online Learning System (OLS) and a variety of interactive offline activities.
Elementary School Curriculum
Our curriculum is rooted in the principles of how children learn, and the online platform harnesses the power of technology to bring learning to life. Stride K12-powered online elementary schools offer engaging courses that provide a solid foundation in reading, math, science, and history. Students may also choose courses in art, music, and world languages.** All courses are designed to spark a joy of learning and pique interests your student can continue to pursue throughout their education.
Explore Online Courses
Stride K12-powered online elementary school courses are engaging and interactive, combining tried-and-true educational approaches with the best practices for online instruction.
Your Student's Team
The Student’s Role
At the elementary level, educational content is a blend of online and offline learning. Some hands-on materials are provided. Students join live online classes and can also work independently to varying degrees. Most elementary students do require support from their Learning Coach for much of the school day. ‡
Students in grades K–2 typically spend 30–40% of their time online, while those in grades 3–5 spend closer to 50–60% of their time on the computer.
Watch our videos for a closer look at how online learning works for elementary students.
The Learning Coach’s Role
As a parent or guardian of an online elementary school student in a Stride K12-powered school, you or another trusted adult of your choosing will play an active role in your child’s education as their Learning Coach. Learning Coaches work alongside your student’s teachers to support your child. Learning Coaches receive school-provided resources, advice, and access to an online Learning Coach community.
Learning Coaches help monitor student attendance and their mastery of online lessons and assessments. On average, Learning Coaches spend 4–6 hours a day providing guidance and oversight. ‡
Learn more about the role of the Learning Coach throughout the different stages of your student’s education by watching these videos.
State-certified teachers help create student learning plans, monitor progress and attendance, teach live online classes, and hold online help sessions and office hours.
Watch these videos to learn what to expect from your student's teachers as they progress through elementary school. Then, take a moment to meet the teaching team.
A Day in the Life of an Online K–5 Student
Stride K12-powered online elementary schools tailor learning experiences to meet diverse educational needs. Each day will be as unique as your student with their personalized combination of live online classes and offline activities. This balance creates an ideal educational environment for young students, helping to spark their love of learning.
Discover what being an online elementary school student is really like. Meet a variety of students at Stride K12-powered schools and see firsthand how a typical day looks.
Enroll in Online Elementary School
Stride K12-powered online elementary schools are designed to provide the ideal balance of structure and flexibility while inspiring and empowering students.
Ready to set your child on the path to success? Enroll in a Stride K12-powered online elementary school today.
How do I get started?
I’m ready to find a school.
Accredited online schools powered by Stride K12 are available in many U.S. states. Select your state for a list of the options in your area.
I’m ready to enroll.
If you’re ready to enroll, simply create a Parent Portal account or log in to your existing account to begin the enrollment process.
*In-person learning opportunities vary by school. Please check with your school.
** Courses vary by school. Please check with your school.
†Course materials vary by course and school. Please check with your school about offline course materials.
‡This time varies based on the independence of your student.
§Extracurricular activities and clubs vary by school. Please check with your school.