K12 Online Public School Product Review
- Grades: K-12th
- Subjects: All
- Category: Non-Religious
- Format: Online
- Price: Free
How to Use K12 Online Public School in Your Homeschool
K12 is the trusted provider of online learning for many virtual public schools and homeschools. K12’s public schools offer online, tuition-free education. Students participating in the K12 program receive a high-quality, personalized education experience online. With K12, students in grades K–12 enjoy a classroom in the home or on the road, wherever an internet connection is available!
K12 Online Public School Highlights
Full-time students’ days include a combination of:
- Online lessons, interactive activities, and virtual classroom sessions in the Online School (OLS)
- Independent activities not on the computer using K12-provided materials, including textbooks and workbooks
- Interaction with teachers and classmates online or by phone
- Guidance from their Learning Coach to ensure they are making progress during the day
- Planned student activities and parent support as needed
While there’s a lot to love about K12 online public school, our favorite part is the fact that it’s FREE! All the lessons and activities are pre-planned (so there’s no lesson planning required) and K12 provides all materials students need–right down to the workbooks. In addition to supplying teachers, K12 also supplies Learning Coaches which helps with accountability.
K12 Online Public School Pros and Cons
- Certified teachers are the instructors.
- Pre-planned coursework.
- Fully accredited.
- No choice over curriculum.
- It’s not homeschooling, which means parents don’t teach their children.
- No control over course selection.
Additional Comments on K12 Online Public School
“I get to learn at my own pace and focus better. I don’t have any other distractions.” – Red S., Student
“I have a lot of free time, so it’s easier for me to do my experiments.” – Joshua M., Student
“He has a lot of challenges, and this school lets him fly. He’s doing amazing.” – Carrie F., Parent
“She’s learning faster, better, and… she just gets to be more of herself.” – Jennifer M., Parent