Why K12: Donesha wanted a school option for her military family where she had more control over her children’s safety, especially considering Jaala’s severe allergies. Join Jaala and Her Siblings for a Day
Why K12: JessieAnn uses the extra time online school allows to take additional healthcare courses and participate in more clubs and activities.
Why K12: Donesha wanted a school option for her military family with career prep and the flexibility to work in jobs, internships, and dual enrollment college courses. Join Jordin and Her Siblings for a Day
Why K12: Josh’s mom wanted her advanced students to be challenged academically. Now, Josh can work at his own, quicker pace through lessons and focus on his science experiments.
Why K12: Donesha wanted a school option with college and career prep so her teens can prepare for the future, now, with less interruptions during any military family moves. Join Tre and His Siblings for a Day
Why K12: Donesha wanted a school option where her children would face less bullying, while maintaining more consistency for their military family.
Families Often Ask These Questions; We Have Answers
The students featured here in Day in the Life are real online students who attend K12-powered schools across the country. Their families worked with our team to help tell their stories so other families can see how online school might be a great fit for them too! Everyone consented to have their photos and videos shared. Explore their stories to learn more about the day in the life of online elementary, middle, and high school students.
We meet learners where they are with a personalized approach. The K12 curriculum is specifically designed to be online and to fit students’ learning needs in grades K through 12. Students attend scheduled, live classes where state-certified teachers provide instruction. These live classes are called “Class Connect Sessions” and may involve group work and project-based learning, and they offer opportunities for students to interact with each other and with the teacher one-to-one if needed. Other schoolwork happens through offline assignments and activities that students can complete more at their own pace within the week’s schedule.
We call parents, or other responsible adults, Learning Coaches because they are major players in their child’s education. The state-certified teachers, other school support staff, and Learning Coaches work closely for each student’s personalized learning and success.
We understand that family time commitment is a big concern when considering online school. In elementary school grades, Learning Coaches typically spend 4 to 6 hours per day helping their student. As students become more independent learners, the oversight of the Learning Coach can lessen. In middle school and high school, the time commitment tends to take 1 to 3 hours per day.
Our curriculum is for students in grades K through 12th grade. There are schools powered by K12 across the country, many of them tuition-free public schools. There are also private school options available. You can use our school finder tool to learn more about the options available in your area, their enrollment requirements, and see how to enroll.
There is a structured schedule provided by K12-powered school with set live class times, assignment dates, and suggested lesson plans. Outside of their scheduled live classes, students can complete other assignments and activities at their own pace within the deadlines. Live classes are also recorded in case anything has to be made up. Explore the featured Day in the Life of online student stories above to see examples of how the schedule works in action.
The tuition-free schools powered by K12 are public schools that follow the same testing requirements as your specific state (in most cases). Some of the private school options may offer different testing requirements. You can speak to one of our enrollment consultants for more specific testing information for a particular state or school.
These are the stories of real students attending K12-powered schools and their families. Content is a combination of direct quotes and summaries from in-person interviews. Their stories each reflect their experiences at their respective schools. Actual experience can vary by student and school. These pages are designed to reflect a typical day in the life of a student attending an online K12-powered school. Individual class schedules and requirements will vary by state, school, and the individual needs of each student.