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Hands-On Learning Made Simple

There’s always something exciting to learn with the K12 curriculum! We incorporate hands-on activities into our lessons and send you all the materials your student needs for an immersive learning experience.

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K12 Delivers—Here’s Where You Come In

Back to school can be a stressful time for parents. We’re here to help you through every step of the process—including school supplies.

  • Once your student is enrolled at a K12-powered school, you can sit back and wait for your shipment!
  • We determine the materials your child needs based on their courses and ship them to your front door at no cost to you.
  • All you need to do is get your camera ready to capture your student unboxing their supplies.

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What You’ll Receive

Each student is sent materials personalized for their courses and grade level. Your child can receive anything from musical instruments to science experiments, but here are a few of our favorites!



Use it for science class or to examine items you find around the house.

World Map

World Map

This is a great reference for geography and social studies classes.

Math Blocks

Math Blocks

These bring a visual element to math and make learning more fun.

Art Supplies

Art Supplies

Painting supplies, modeling clay, craft sticks, floral moss—and much more!

Chemistry Molecule Set

Chemistry Molecule Set

Everything you need to understand the building blocks of chemistry.

Rock & Mineral Kit

Rock & Mineral Kit

Who doesn’t love a hands-on science experiment?

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“My son loves getting his K12 boxes to see the new materials in them. I enjoy seeing the smile on his face. Knowing my son is happy and loving this experience, it’s the best decision I ever made.”

–Portia, parent of a 9th grade student1

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“Both of my kids love that they get packages addressed with their names. It’s like an early Christmas! All our faces light up when we see what books and materials they get. And I love getting new boxes to use when sending back materials at the end of the school year.”

–Amanda, parent of 3rd and 6th grade students2

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“Opening the boxes is always fun with a touch of suspense! It’s impressive how many supplies come, and it’s exciting because you get an idea of what you’re going to study throughout the year.”

–Santiago, 11th grade student3

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“I was really excited to try something new in my own way and in my own time frame.”

–Pierson, 10th grade student4

Learning Beyond the Classroom

One of the many benefits of K12-powered online school is the ability to take learning beyond scheduled class time. Whether they’re painting their next masterpiece, observing nature under the microscope, or diving into their first dissection, K12 gives your child the freedom to experience hands-on learning where and when they want to.

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Make learning fun with our free Interactive Learning Activity Book!

Frequently Asked Questions

As a student at a K12-powered school, your student’s educational materials—a school computer, textbooks, supplies for offline activities, and more—are provided at no cost to you.*

Your student will typically receive one box per course. Students in grades K–5 usually receive four to six boxes, which will be packed into one to two larger cartons for shipment and delivery. Students in grades 6–12 are assigned semester-long courses and will receive two shipments per year—one in the fall and one in January.

Tracking information will be sent to your email once your materials have shipped. You can also enroll in UPS MyChoice for delivery updates and notifications.

Materials are shipped once your student has been assigned courses through their K12-powered school and will be delivered within four to seven business days.

1Portia is the parent of a 2023 student at a K12-powered school in Tennessee, and their statement reflects their experience at their child’s school.
2Amanda is the parent of a 2023 student at a K12-powered school in North Carolina, and their statement reflects their experience at their child’s school.
3Santiago is a 2023 student at a K12-powered school in Florida, and their statement reflects their experience at their school.
4Pierson is a 2023 student at a K12-powered school in Texas, and their statement reflects their experience at their school.
*Families do not pay tuition for a student to attend an online public school. Materials provided vary by course, state, school, and grade level. Common household items and office supplies, like printer ink and paper, are not provided. Our enrollment consultants can help address your technology and computer questions and needs.