Free Online Homeschooling with K12

by Jackie
(Orlando, FL)

K 12 Homeschooling Review

K 12 Homeschooling Review

K 12's online homeschooling program - a simple solution for parents who want the benefits of public education, yet want their kids at home.

We just started using K 12 homeschool curriculum this year and so far it is WONDERFUL! The science especially for my 1st and 3rd grader is outstanding. I am in shock at every lesson when I see what and how much my girls are learning. They are REAL scientists.

It's great to have your children begging to do more lessons! Best of all if you sign up under your counties public school, everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is sent to your door for FREE!

Although not a complete online homeschooling program, K 12 is online based. Every day I log in and the entire lesson plans are online telling us everything we will do for the day and it should show us every day's plan for the entire year. The grade determines how much time is actually spent on line.

For example I have a 1st and 3rd grader and they still do 90% of their lessons out of the books they sent us. Online lesson times are more for fun lesson games, history lesson videos, science, and art.

K12 sends you all the teacher editions and student editions along with anything extra you will need for the
course. Including paints, brushes, balance scale, materials for science, reading books, maps, globes, cds, dvds, etc. No copies need to be done from home unless they have updated a lesson.

Each lesson is gone over every day and checked off on the k12 site as well as logging attendance for each class for the day.

Grading and record-keeping is done for you through the program. I enter grades as they have assessments and keep their completed work in portfolio just as you would regular homeschooling. Grading through k12 is based on a mastering of the skill.

So far it really is a wonderful program. I was so happy when our county started it this year to give us an option against regular public school. I hope more families are able to benefit from it.

Jackie, this is a wonderful overview of K 12's free online homeschooling program - a public education option for parents who want more control over their children's schooling and are looking for an easy-to-implement online homeschooling solution. I like that it isn't totally online as I think young children would find it difficult to sit in front of the computer for great lengths of time. Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Heather :)

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Sep 15, 2009
great but be careful
by: mrs dani

I am so happy and thankful this has worked for you. But Please do not think me rude but other homeschoolers need to be aware of somethings with this.

1) you are under the mercy of your local school board. Around here in SC, several friends who made the mistake (THEIR words not mine) of being lured by the free materials are having a lot of trouble with this. Instead of being in control, they found they were not. If the kids were not logged on during a certain part of the day or finished their lesson, the district office called. So if they heard of a great new exhibit at the local museum they could not take off. As my buddy, Heid, put it, they were slaves to the online programs. She was so fustrated by the end of the first month! but worse, so were the kids. And there are several others who were the same way. They would try to tell the district about things not working and were told, "listen , we have hired experts in the education field that say this will work. You are just not doing it right." Several weeks later, the district would revamp certain aspects of the program because the EXPERTS decided it would not work.

I have recommended this for families just leaving the public school system. If you have been homeschooling for at least a year or more, chances are you will not like what you see.

There is an old saying, "there is nothing free in this world" You will pay for it one way or another.

Again, it will depend on your school district.

Jun 13, 2013
school NEW
by: Anonymous

Do u have homeschooling for 12th graders

Jan 12, 2017
Thank you mrs. dani NEW
by: Anonymous

I have heard of his and my intuition said this is probably just means to control you and keep tabs on us as usual. Its not really homeschooling and when homeschooling it is honestly best not to register with your state or anywhere and just trust in God cause we have a right to live how we want and not be slaves to the school system which is just the government. If you haven't noticed there is so much persecution against homeschooling and kids are being taken from fAmily and put in foster homes simply for homeschooling and this is just a way to know who is. It is like Nazi Germany exactly here now.Just wait... We are letting this happen.

Aug 29, 2017
Homeschooling NEW
by: Jo Ann

I fully understand what people mean when they say we can become slaves to the system when trying to educate our children. I am a teacher, exowner and director of a preschool. I have had the honor of teaching over 500 children without strick restrictions allowing field trips, gardening classes, nutrition and cooking classes along with being one of the first preschools to allow my teachers to eat with the children. We had a wonderful experience at our Homeschool. The children were exposed to many things on a minimal budget, they rested well and I believe they loved their school.
When money and government systems intrude, the joy of freedom walks out the door. Children are then encouraged to do things and act in ways that are not comfortable. Let the children find their gifts.

Sep 07, 2018
please enroll for free NEW
by: destiny

hey I really love to enroll in your school

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