Coronavirus School Closing Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I get answers to my questions about coronavirus?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a reliable source for the latest information on coronavirus. These links should be helpful: About Coronavirus Disease and Coronavirus Disease Microsite.
I am concerned about the coronavirus outbreak and protecting my child from exposure, does K12 offer home-based virtual school options in my state?
Yes, through K12-powered schools, there are options for your student to attend public and private schools from the safety of your home. You can find virtual school options in your state through our school finder. Just type in your zip code or call us at 855.593.7280.
Is midyear enrollment in K12-powered tuition-free online public schools still open for students whose schools were closed for the rest of the 2019–2020 school year?
It varies by state and school. Enrollment policies for online public schools are made by the independent governing bodies who oversee the schools – school districts, or charter school boards and authorizers. They cannot be determined by K12. School enrollment policies, including midyear enrollment, must comply with state laws, regulations, and other requirements which are outside the control of K12. Parents are encouraged to contact 1.855.593.7280 for information on 2019–2020 midyear enrollment options in online public schools in their state.
How is K12-powered school at home different from a traditional school?
At K12-powered schools, classes do not take place in a traditional school building but rather at home or wherever there’s an internet connection. Explore A Day in the Life of K12-powered students for a behind-the-scenes look at how it works.
How do students interact with teachers and other classmates in a virtual school environment?
As part of the online school experience students participate in online Class Connect sessions, which are an integral part of the program. Each student will have scheduled sessions with their teachers and classmates, and the frequency will be determined by their teacher and school.
Is a virtual school day more flexible than my current student’s day?
The online school environment can be more flexible than the traditional brick and mortar school as you are able to modify the day to suit your student’s strengths. However, mandatory online classes and meetings with the teacher will be held at scheduled times throughout the day.
What role will I play within the virtual school?
As your student’s Learning Coach (LC) you are very important to the overall success of our program. You will be working closely with your student every day to ensure they are staying on track. LCs are not expected to be the teacher; however, the LCs assist the teacher and student. We provide our LCs with a lot of support materials to ensure they are prepared to answer questions and help their student navigate the material.
What are the anticipated hours for students?
Students will be working a full school day. They will participate and attend online classes with their teacher and classmates, as well as complete online lessons and assessments. In addition to their online classes, they'll do offline projects and reading, and work with hands-on materials.
For School Districts
Does K12 offer solutions for school districts to help prepare for the potential coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks?
Yes, K12’s technology and online curriculum have provided a critical educational refuge following natural disasters including for Houston area students after Hurricane Harvey and for North Carolina families who were forced to evacuate their homes after Hurricane Florence. There are several options available for school districts leveraging the K12 platform with your school district teachers. Call us today at 855.593.7280 to better understand solutions or visit fueleducation.com.
Does K12 use state-certified teachers?
Yes, K12 programs utilize state-certified teachers.
Can a school district use its own teachers as part of this solution?
Yes, K12 can provide the curriculum and technology while the school district provides instruction with their own teachers.
Does K12 offer consultative services to help districts with disaster preparedness such as the current situation with COVID-19?
Yes, K12 can help you design disaster preparedness programs. Call 855.593.7280 or visit fueleducation.com.
Can K12 ramp up quickly to support a school district or state’s needs?
Yes, K12 has the ability to quickly stand up content, systems, and teaching staff. Call 855.593.7280 or visit fueleducation.com.