What is K12?
K12 is a leader in K–12 online education with over two decades of experience putting quality hands-on and online curriculum directly into the homes of students and families. K12-powered school options include tuition-free* public schools, tuition-based private schools, individual courses for purchase, and options for school districts. By providing choices in education, K12 seeks to help students reach their full potential through inspired teaching and personalized learning.
Is K12 different than homeschool?
K12 provides options for home-based education, but not all of those options are the same as traditional homeschooling where parents choose curriculum and hold primary responsibility for instructing their children. K12 offers a wide array of homeschooling curriculum for purchase, but we also offer full-time, teacher supported education options, such as K12-powered, tuition-free* public schools, which share the same requirements and benefits of brick-and-mortar public schools.
How much does it cost to attend a K12-powered school?
What are the enrollment requirements?
To enroll in a K12-powered public or private school, you'll need to have some basic computer equipment and a reliable internet connection. Some public school options are able to provide a school-owned computer for student use. Check with your school directly to learn if a loaner computer can be provided. For more specific information on computer requirements, take a look at our Technical FAQs section.
For K12-powered public school enrollment, you'll also need to meet the residency and enrollment requirements for your particular state. Required enrollment documentation varies by state, so check with your area school for specific details.
Do I need to purchase textbooks and materials when I enroll my child?
When you enroll in a K12-powered public school program, the materials your student needs to complete each course are shipped directly to your home. Some of these materials, such as textbooks, need to be returned at the end of the year. K12 supplies pre-paid shipping labels as needed for families to return school supplies. Common household supplies, like computer ink and paper, are not provided.
Families enrolled in K12 private school options may receive materials as part of their tuition. Check with the school directly to enquire about course materials. When purchasing individual courses, all materials sent to you are yours to keep.