Costs of online learning vary depending on the type of school. K12-powered online public schools, available in many states, are tuition-free. We also have a variety of private school options, each with its own fee structure. And for a more customizable option, you can purchase courses directly for supplemental or independent homeschool use.
Tuition-Free Online Public Schools
When you're looking for the structure and support of public school at home, K12-powered tuition-free online public schools are a great option. Just like traditional brick-and-mortar public schools, families do not pay tuition for their students to attend. Available in many states to students in grades K–12, these schools follow a traditional school year, adhere to state requirements for assessments, and have state-certified teachers who provide instruction and support.
Tuition-Based Online Private Schools
There are many reasons to consider tuition-based online school options. These programs are available to students from all states—and even around the world!* Explore the programs below to see what might be right for your family
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K12 Private Academy
K12 Private Academy features a socially active community and individualized learning plans tailored to your child’s specific needs.
With FaithPrep Academy’s flexible, faith-based online program, students can achieve academic excellence while developing their Christian character and finding their life’s purpose.
The George Washington University Online High School
For highly motivated students who seek an extraordinary college preparatory experience, this premier online school—in partnership with the renowned George Washington University—features the best aspects of a brick-and-mortar private school in an online setting.
Grand Canyon Private Academy
An inclusive online school, Grand Canyon Private Academy provides students engaging curriculum along with the tools and guidance to be successful, global citizens.
Marian University Preparatory School
Created in partnership with Marian University, Marian University Preparatory School offers personalized, high-quality academics rooted in the Catholic faith and framed with Franciscan values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship.
The Keystone School
Offering families maximum flexibility for a variety of academic and scheduling needs, the key benefits of this school include: choice in student's level of teacher interaction and curriculum structure, 170+ self-paced courses with teacher support when needed, multiple course levels and types including credit recovery, and enrollment anytime of year.
GEO Focus Academy of Indiana
GEO Focus Academy of Indiana is dedicated to inspiring and empowering students through an education experience tailored to their needs and focused on their futures. This school accepts the Indiana Choice Scholarship.
FaithPrep Academy of Indiana
With FaithPrep Academy of Indiana, students can achieve academic excellence while developing their Christian character and finding their life’s purpose. This school accepts the Indiana Choice Scholarship.
Coast to Mountains Preparatory Academy
Coast to Mountain Preparatory Academy is an online private school dedicated to ensuring North Carolina students are set up for success through tailored support based on their individual needs, interests, and learning styles.
Fee-Based Online Courses
K12 offers families the ability to purchase individual courses to create their own homeschool curriculum. Individual courses can also supplement your child's education to catch up, get ahead, or explore a topic of interest. Choose options with or without teacher support.
After weighing the benefits of tuition-free and tuition-based schooling, the next consideration is often that of computer equipment, internet expenses, and textbooks. Here again, you have options.
You need either a Windows-based or Apple Macintosh computer with an internet connection and free software programs that can be downloaded from the internet. Most courses have audio, so speakers are required. World language courses require both speakers and microphones.
Some K12-powered public schools are able to loan computer equipment to students for the duration of their enrollment. Check with your school to learn their policies for issuing school-owned computer equipment and any eligibility requirements, such as income qualifications. For more information regarding school provided computers, refer to the technical specs listed here.
And while all families are responsible for securing their own internet service, some schools offer a partial internet reimbursement for qualifying families to help defray the cost of their internet service plan.
Books and Materials
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-owned materials. 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.
*Stride K12 is under a territorial non-compete obligation with another company that precludes us from enrolling students or shipping materials to students in the countries listed below while that company has territorial exclusivity. You can learn more about options in your area at icademymiddleeast.com.
Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
In addition, at this time, the United States has an embargo on the provision of certain products and services in the countries listed below that encompasses those provided by Stride K12. As such, K12 is prohibited from entering into transactions with residents or resident companies.
Western Balkans, Belarus, Central Africa, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
** Course materials vary by course and school. Please check with your school about offline course materials.