Costs of online learning vary depending on the type of school. Stride K12-powered online public schools, available in many states, are tuition-free. We also have a variety of private school options, each with its own fee structure. And for a more customizable option, you can purchase courses directly for supplemental or independent homeschool use.
Tuition-Free Online Public Schools
When you're looking for the structure and support of public school at home, Stride K12-powered tuition-free online public schools are a great option. Just like traditional brick-and-mortar public schools, families do not pay tuition for their students to attend. Available in many states to students in grades K–12, these schools follow a traditional school year, adhere to state requirements for assessments, and have state-certified teachers who provide instruction and support.
Tuition-Based Online Private Schools
There are many reasons to consider tuition-based online school options. These programs are available to students from all states—and even around the world!* Explore the programs below to see what might be right for your family.
The George Washington University Online High School
For highly motivated students who seek an extraordinary college preparatory experience, this premier online school—in partnership with the renowned George Washington University—features the best aspects of a brick-and-mortar private school in an online setting.
K12 Private Academy
Combining K12’s curriculum and methodology with passionate educators, K12 Private Academy features a socially active community and individualized learning plans tailored to your child’s specific needs. Tuition includes course materials and instruction; full- and part-time options are available, as well as a family/sibling discount.
The Keystone School
Offering families maximum flexibility for a variety of academic and scheduling needs, the key benefits of this school include: choice in student's level of teacher interaction and curriculum structure, 170+ self-paced courses with teacher support when needed, multiple course levels and types including credit recovery, and enrollment anytime of year.
Fee-Based Online Courses
Stride K12 offers families the ability to purchase individual courses to create their own homeschool curriculum. Individual courses can also supplement your child's education to catch up, get ahead, or explore a topic of interest. Choose options with or without teacher support.
After weighing the benefits of tuition-free and tuition-based schooling, the next consideration is often that of computer equipment, internet expenses, and textbooks. Here again, you have options.
You need either a Windows-based or Apple Macintosh computer with an internet connection and free software programs that can be downloaded from the internet. Most courses have audio, so speakers are required. World language courses require both speakers and microphones.
Some Stride K12-powered public schools are able to loan computer equipment to students for the duration of their enrollment. Check with your school to learn their policies for issuing school-owned computer equipment and any eligibility requirements, such as income qualifications. For more information regarding school provided computers, refer to the technical specs listed here.
And while all families are responsible for securing their own internet service, some schools offer a partial internet reimbursement for qualifying families to help defray the cost of their internet service plan.
Books and Materials
When you enroll in a Stride K12-powered public school program, the materials your student needs to complete each course are shipped directly to your home.** Some of these materials, such as textbooks, need to be returned at the end of the year. Stride K12 supplies pre-paid shipping labels as needed for families to return school-owned materials. Common household supplies, like computer ink and paper, are not provided.
Families enrolled in Stride K12 private school options may receive materials as part of their tuition. Check with the school directly to enquire about course materials. When purchasing individual courses, all materials sent to you are yours to keep.
*Stride K12 is under a territorial non-compete obligation with another company that precludes us from enrolling students or shipping materials to students in the countries listed below while that company has territorial exclusivity. You can learn more about options in your area at icademymiddleeast.com.
Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
In addition, at this time, the United States has an embargo on the provision of certain products and services in the countries listed below that encompasses those provided by Stride K12. As such, K12 is prohibited from entering into transactions with residents or resident companies.
Western Balkans, Belarus, Central Africa, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
** Course materials vary by course and school. Please check with your school about offline course materials.