Imagine an education that combines the convenience of homeschool with the structure of traditional public school. K12-powered schools offer that balance you might be looking for as an alternative to homeschooling in Virginia.
How does online school work?
K12-powered schools offer a tuition-free,* public school option where Virginia-licensed teachers apply a personalized approach to an online curriculum.
Students attend regularly scheduled Class Connect sessions during the week and then complete coursework and activities on their own or with classmates, at their own pace. A Learning Coach, usually the student's parent, helps keep students on track with their assignments, communicates regularly with teachers, and more. As with homeschooling in Virginia, you can continue to play an active role in your child's education with a K12-powered school.
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What do homeschooling in Virginia and K12-powered schools have in common?
Students are empowered to take charge of their learning, and parents can be actively involved to assist along the way in both options. Learning can happen from the comfort of home with homeschool and with K12-powered school, but there are differences too.
K12-powered schools have administrations with principals and state-licensed teachers who lead the established curriculum developed by education professionals. Parents have teacher conferences. Students receive report cards and follow state attendance and assessment requirements.
Plus, online school can still be social. Students can participate in extracurricular activities, such as online clubs and other social pursuits, to interact with their peers.
K12-Powered Online Schools in Virginia
Have you been looking for an alternative to homeschooling in Virginia? A K12-powered school could be the solution you've been seeking for your student. There are online public school options, as well as paid options, to supplement your own homeschool curriculum.
Virginia Virtual Academy is a tuition-free* program of the King and Queen County Public Schools, the Patrick County Public Schools, and the Richmond City Public Schools. It provides a personalized education experience that brings learning alive and helps students in grades K–11 excel. Students and families have the chance to connect through a variety of in-person and online events as well as community service opportunities. Qualifying students can also benefit from a robust Advanced Learner Program.
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Your Online Homeschooling Resources in Virginia
While online education might not be for everyone, K12 offers options for any one. Whether you need to find an online public school, supplement your child's education, or put together a personalized homeschool curriculum. Learn more about the options available to your family.
*Families do not pay tuition for a student to attend an online public school. Common household items and office supplies like printer ink and paper are not provided. Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.