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Benefits of Homeschooling

Each student is unique and learns in their own way, at their own pace — which isn’t always accounted for in the traditional brick-and-mortar education system. Schooling from home offers greater flexibility and a more personalized approach to learning that can benefit many students.

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What are the benefits of an online homeschooling alternative powered by K12?

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Personalized Learning. Whether your child needs extra support or a greater challenge, or wants to explore interests beyond the classroom like music, arts, or athletics, K12 offers families the perks of homeschooling through tuition-free* and tuition-based online schooling options.

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Engaging, Interactive Curriculum. K12-powered online schools offer a combination of live, online teacher-led sessions and hands-on, self-directed activities to provide an immersive learning experience for all students.

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Flexible Schedule. K12-powered schools promote a degree of flexibility that allows students — especially elementary-age students — to learn at their own pace, wherever an internet connection is available. On average, students in grades K–2 spend about 30–40 percent of their time online. Daily screen time increases incrementally as students progress through elementary, middle school, and high school.

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Active Role for Parents. As the parent of a K12-powered student, you’ll fulfill the role of the Learning Coach — working closely with teachers to set your children up for success. The level of involvement depends on your student’s age — younger learners require more hands-on attention, while older students in middle school and high school operate more independently.

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Socialization Opportunities. Sometimes viewed as a concern rather than a homeschool benefit, socialization is an integral part of a K12-powered education. Students can participate in both virtual and in-person** activities like field trips, school-based clubs, and other extracurriculars. Online forums and discussions allow students to form communities around shared interests with peers from across the country.

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Supportive School Community. In addition to state-certified teachers, K12-powered families have access to a network of counselors, administrators, and peers that can help both students and parents grow and thrive in their online learning experience.

Discover Homeschool Benefits

Many factors go into deciding whether or not schooling at home is the right fit for your child. Having all of those considerations outlined in one resource may help guide your decision if you’re still on the fence about online learning. Take a look at this infographic that outlines some of the key advantages of homeschooling through a K12-powered online school.

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How to School at Home

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How to Enroll

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*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 you address your technological and computer needs.
**In-person learning opportunities vary by school. Please check with your school.