You can still make a change.
Is school going differently than you hoped this year? Students can still transfer to a K12-powered school. It only takes a few steps, and we're here to help.
Students can work at their own pace. Here are the typical time expectations for students and parents:
Steps to Enroll Midyear
Submit an Application
Get started by creating an account in our Parent Portal. This will give you access to your online application, real-time alerts, and quick links to important info.
Please note, you'll need to keep your child enrolled at their current school until you've been approved and are set to start with a new K12-powered school.
Submit Required Documentation
Upload your paperwork, and you'll be on your way. We're here to help keep track of things, too, if you need help.
Once approved, you'll receive an email with your start date. Only then should you unenroll your child from their current school.
Discover Your Options
Families have chosen K12-powered schools as their trusted education providers for many reasons over the past two decades. Here are some of the benefits families can expect and reasons why online school can be a powerful choice:
K12-powered teachers are trained in virtual instruction and choose to teach that way.
Tuition-Free* Public School
Options for K12-powered public schools are available in most states, and you can apply for free.
The K12 online platform is designed to deliver engaging classes and meet the learning needs of individual students.
Real Students, Real Stories—Why We Switched
Ready to learn more?
Watch to see what your family can expect when transitioning to a K12-powered online school.
What You Need to Know—FAQs
Deciding to change schools is a big step. We want to help you feel confident and excited about your choice. Here you'll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
How much time should we expect to spend on schoolwork during the day?
Students can work through material more at their own pace, so the amount of time required to get through each day's lessons can vary. In the elementary grades, students spend 4 to 7 hours a day on school, five days per week. In middle school, students are expected to spend 5 to 7 hours on schoolwork each day. High school students average 6 hours per course per week, so a typical load of six courses per semester would require 36 hours of work per week. Students who transfer to a K12-powered school midsemester may need to spend some additional time at first to catch up on material they may not yet have covered. Watch to learn more details about the time commitment of online schooling.
How do I start the enrollment process?
In most cases, you can complete enrollment in a few simple steps. However, the process may vary by state, so it's a good idea to check with the school you're interested in for any additional steps and important dates. To get started, download the K12 app or visit our How to Enroll page.
Will my student's current credits and classes transfer?
Your school counselor will work with you and your teachers to assess your student's current progress, determine which credits can be accepted, and where your student may need extra support or credit recovery. For specific concerns, contact your school.
Resources for Getting Started
Watch these information sessions to learn how your family can start making the transition to K12-powered online school.
K12 Online School Midyear Enrollment Help
If you're still looking for more support with enrolling your student in a K12-powered online school, feel free to contact us with any questions.
1 Donesha is the parent of 2022 students at a K12-powered school in VA, and their statement reflects their experience at their children's school.
2 Mia is a 2022 student at a K12-powered school in CA, and their statement reflects their experience at their school.
3 Heather is the parent of a 2021 student at a K12-powered school in VA, and their statement reflects their experience at their child's school.