Stride Kindergarten Curriculum Vs. Traditional Homeschooling
Starting kindergarten marks an exciting and important transition in the life of a young child and in the lives of the family members who support them. If you're considering homeschooling your kindergarten student but want the support a public school can provide, try a tuition-free* K12-powered online kindergarten homeschool alternative. By combining outstanding curriculum with the technology that allows the classroom to come to you, K12-powered online schools become a great alternative to traditional kindergarten homeschool programs. Students benefit from:
Online lessons and interactive activities in the Online School (OLS)
Offline activities using K12-provided books and materials**
Instruction and support from and state-certified teachers in virtual sessions called "Class Connects"
Online or in-person student activities†
At Home Kindergarten Curriculum
Kindergarten students explore a variety of subject matter including core curriculum, music, and art. Take a closer look at a K12-powered alternative to kindergarten homeschool curriculum:
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Online Kindergarten Language Arts Curriculum
Students build a strong foundation in early reading and word study through poetry, literature, and nonfiction texts. Teacher-led online lessons focus on handwriting, vocabulary, phonics, and foundations of the writing process.
Online Kindergarten Math Curriculum
Students are introduced to numbers through reading, writing, counting, comparing, ordering, adding, and subtracting. Online lessons also focus on problem-solving and concepts such as place value and basic measurement.
Online Kindergarten Science Curriculum
Students develop observation skills as they learn about the five senses, the human body, and the basic needs of plants and animals. Online lessons cover topics such as matter, the seasons, weather, our earth, motion, and astronomy.
Online Kindergarten History Curriculum
Students learn the basics of geography and are introduced to American history. Lessons introduce symbols representing America, the rights of citizens and the laws they must follow, and some of the many cultures and traditions found in the U.S.
Supplementing Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum
For families who prefer a traditional kindergarten homeschool program, K12 offers individual online homeschool courses available for purchase. Through our award-winning courses, homeschooling kindergarten students will be introduced to subject fundamentals including mastering letters, sounds, and words; taking first steps toward reading and writing; and developing a strong mathematical foundation.
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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 address your technological and computer questions and needs.
**Course materials vary by course and school.
†Extracurricular activities and clubs vary by school. Please check with your school.