Coronavirus Support Resources FAQs
Where can I get answers to my questions about coronavirus?
I'm 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 by typing your zip code into our school finder. Or call us at 855.593.7280.
How is K12-powered school at home different from a traditional school?
K12-powered students do many of the same things students at traditional schools do—they just accomplish things a little differently. Classes take place virtually, and lessons can be accessed anywhere there's an internet connection. Online students are expected to log in to their courses each school day, complete their lessons and assignments, and attend live Class Connect sessions with their teachers. 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. These sessions are accessed through a student's secure account. 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 a traditional school day?
The online school environment can be more flexible than a traditional brick-and-mortar school schedule since you can modify the day to suit your student’s strengths. However, mandatory online classes and meetings with teachers will be held at scheduled times throughout the day.
What role do parents or other adults play within a virtual school?
Support from a student’s Learning Coach (LC) is very important to their overall success. As an LC, you'll be working closely with your student every day to ensure they stay on track. LCs are not expected to be the teacher; however, the LC assists both teachers and their student. We provide our LCs with lots of support materials to ensure they're prepared to answer questions and help their student navigate the material.
What are the anticipated hours for students?
Students will be expected to put in a full school day's worth of work each day school is in session. They will participate in online classes with their teachers and classmates, as well as complete online lessons and assessments. In addition to their online classes, they'll do offline projects, reading assignments, and work with hands-on materials.
For School Districts
Does K12 offer solutions or consulting services to help districts with disaster preparedness such as the situation with COVID-19?
Yes. K12’s technology and online curriculum have, provided a critical educational refuge for students following natural disasters such as hurricanes. And we stand prepared to help in pandemic. There are several options available for school districts who wish to help their teachers leverage the K12 platform. And K12 can help you design disaster preparedness programs. Call us today at 855.593.7280 or visit K12 Learning Solutions.
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 from its own teachers.