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Students discover an empowering balance of structure, flexibility, and inspiration in K12 coursework at online elementary schools.

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How Online Elementary School Works

Children learn best through hands-on exploration of the world around them. The K12 online elementary school curriculum builds a strong foundation, encourages curiosity, and sparks a passion for lifelong learning.

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Attend live online classes led by state-certified teachers, complete assignments, watch videos, and take quizzes.

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Participate in live discussions, post on message boards, and connect with peers.

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Reinforce learning with clubs, activities, and offline assignments.

What Does the Online Elementary School Experience Look Like?

Every student deserves an education that’s engaging, fun, and paced just right. Young learners build skills through games, become stronger readers with interactive books, and recharge with beloved learning companion, Strider the Fox.

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Is Online Elementary School Right For Your Child?

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The K12 curriculum for online elementary schools is rooted in the principles of how children learn — offering quality, flexibility, and opportunity, along with interactive technology that brings lessons to life. Learners in grades K-5 receive a solid foundation in reading, math, science, and history, and may also pursue interests in art, music, and world languages.

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Meet Your All-Star Learning Team

As a parent, you play an active role by partnering with teachers to guide student success. Meanwhile, K12 provides resources, advice, and access to a supportive online parent community.

The Learning Coach’s Role

Elementary-aged learners find a rewarding experience in the undivided attention and active involvement of a supportive Learning Coach. This role can be served by a parent, relative, or trusted guardian. What better way to stay connected with your child than to learn and spend quality time together? On average, you can expect to provide 4-6 hours of guidance and oversight per day. With school-provided resources, advice, and an active online community, you can confidently step into this invaluable role.

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The Teacher’s Role

Students learn from state-certified teachers who are passionate about and trained in online learning methods. Passionate educators provide individual learning plans, progress and attendance monitoring, live classroom instruction online, and hold office hours when you need additional assistance. Ongoing professional development ensures teachers are using the most up to date methods to engage students with learning materials.

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The Student’s Role

Elementary students participate in live online classes, work independently, and complete offline assignments for a well-rounded educational experience. Learners may spend anywhere from 30-40% (grades K-2) to 50-60% (grades 3-5) of their time online.

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  • The Learning Coach’s Role
  • The Teacher’s Role
  • The Student’s Role

Social Connections

There’s a world of social connection for K12 learners to discover. Meet your peers with in-class group activities. Take a local field trip or attend a social mixer. Share your science project in an online forum. Explore 50+ national online clubs and forge friendships across the country. The possibilities are endless and far beyond what a typical public school can provide.

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Tyler and his sister started an agricultural society at their school. See what parents and students have to say about the importance of social activities and opportunities.

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Veteran Learning Coach Alison explains how students develop social skills. Check out opportunities for socialization that help your child grow.

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An Award-Winning Education

K12 has been recognized with awards and accolades for meeting the highest standards for curriculum, educational management, and technology

  • Cognia-accredited corporation
  • Award-winning curriculum
  • Research-backed curriculum
  • State-certified teachers

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How Do I Get Started?

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K12 online schools are a great alternative to traditional education. Choose an exceptional educational experience and a brighter future for your child with a program that flexes to your family’s needs.

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