K12 Curriculum Review: All Subjects

by Carrie Nellis
(Forestville, WI, USA)

Homeschool Review: K12 Curriculum

Homeschool Review: K12 Curriculum

Taking your kids out of public school? This mom did and shares why she chose and loves K12 curriculum. Read her K12 review to decide if this program is right for you...


We love the K12 curriculum. My son is in 2nd grade and he can work at his own pace and move up to the next grade level when he is ready. Currently, we are almost finishing up in 2nd grade and will be able to start 3rd grade in April.

The lessons are on the computer and most have audio and games. It's fun and engaging. And the best is that he's learning by himself. I guide him, but I don't have to teach every lesson or prepare the lesson for him. Everything is done by them. My son is maybe on the computer for 1-2 hours a day. He gets his lessons or instructions and completes the activity or assignment for the subject.

This is currently our 1st year using this program and our first year out of the brick and mortar public school.

The program is free. All you need is the Internet. You just have to open enroll in a public school that offers this program. Then they will send you all the books, materials, computer, and scanner/printer. Depending on the school, they even pay for part of your internet fee.

Thanks for sharing your experience with K12 curriculum, Carrie; your thoughts are much appreciated and will be helpful to others! Blessings, Heather :)

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K12 Curriculum Pros and Cons

by Susan Wood
(Akron, Ohio)

K12 Curriculum = Pricey but worth it!

K12 Curriculum = Pricey but worth it!

Ohio homeschooling mom shares some pros and cons about K12 curriculum...

I really like the K12 curriculum. I think at times some of the work is a little bit advanced, but overall it is a great program.

I have been using the k12 curriculum for the last five years. I will probably keep using that for next year as well. I think it is a little pricey but well worth every penny!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Susan! Blessings, Heather

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K12 Curriculum Saves Time

by Deb
(Moab, UT, USA)

We've been using the K12 curriculum for 4 years now and have used every grade except Kindergarten. We started out by purchasing the curriculum but our state now has a virtual academy which uses K12 so we can get the same great curriculum K12 offers, but only now we don't have to pay for it!

We love the fact that you get everything you need. It takes the guess work out of planning and making sure the kids (now 15, 14, 10 and 3) are learning the material they need to. It saves me a ton of time on lesson plans. It's great because you can work at your own pace, a little faster... a little slower...it doesn't matter. If you take a break, you can just pick up where you left off. There is also a nice balance between online and offline work. The only thing I wish they had now was a Preschool program for the youngest.

Thanks for sharing how K12 curriculum saves you time, Deb! I'm sure your comments will be very helpful to other parents considering K12 curriculum for their family. Blessings, Heather :)

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Money-saving K12 Curriculum Tips

by Misty Behr
(Little Rock, AR)

K12 Curriculum Review

K12 Curriculum Review

Like the K12 program, but hate the price? Check out some great K12 curriculum tips and advice from an experienced K12 user...

I have used K12 homeschooling curriculum for nine years and have used it for grades K-8. I love that it's so complete and is a secular curriculum. One of the things that I dislike about K12 is its price. I have had to move to something different for my high schoolers because it has priced itself out of my budget.

The cost cutting tips that I have to share for this is by evaluating which subjects are worth the money. If you are looking to use K12 homeschooling materials but need to make things cheaper I recommend buying a separate math program. With K12 you purchase each course separately so you do not have to buy the whole thing. There is nothing wrong with their math program but I didn't feel it was appreciably better than other programs out there. Saxon is just as good and priced better.

Language Arts and Science are the two subjects that I like to get from K12. We are not creationists here and it has been very difficult to find a science program reflective of that.

The K12 History program is very rich and is the kind of history that I wish were taught in public schools. But don't feel like you have to pay the high K12 costs for it. After working with it for a couple of years, I found that the Story of the World books are exactly the same thing that K12 uses for 1-5 grades. The worksheets are the same, the printouts, all of it. I also save money by teaching History to all of my kids at the same time. We all just move along together rather than trying to teach four different subjects at the same time.

The Art program from K12 is very nice and follows with the Story of the World program as well.

The K12 homeschooling Music program is a waste of time and money.

Great money-savings tips, Misty! I think others will find your insight helpful. Thanks for sharing your K12 homeschooling experience with us! Blessings, Heather

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K12 5th Grade: Perfect For Us!

by Jeanette
(GA)

We are very new to homeschooling and are looking for support and tips. Although so far the curriculum at K12 seems to be going well for us. It is a public school, so thus far it is affordable.

This is our first year homeschooling. We are finding every day has its highs and lows but all in all, my 5th grader is very excited.
I happen to be also new to the area where we live and found a discount store named Fred's (I was not familiar with it). I found they had good prices on school supplies and take coupons. This helped with my always tight budget.

The K12 online site has a daily and weekly planner that can be printed. But to keep cost down on ink, I found a site that would send a free student planner (www.schoolmate.com) and just have been writing in the weeks scheduled school work. I love it, it works out great for us.

Hi Jeanette,
Thanks for sharing your experience with K12 5th Grade so far. I checked out the link for the planner... do you have to request it, is it a sample, or is the offer not available anymore? Blessings, Heather :)


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Nov 08, 2012
Student Planners NEW
by: Jeanette

Hello Heather!

We got the planner from www.schoolmate.com. If I remember correctly it was under the request info tab. I do not know if this was a limited time offer or not since I did get sometime in September. Although I did notice the site has a few downloads and templates.

Hope this helps some.

Sincerely
Jeanette

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