How does K12 Online public schools work?

Question by ♥~The Believers Survive~♥: How does K12 Online public schools work?

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Answer by sha_lyn68
How it works depends on the charter they have with the state or local school district.
Typically you are required to log into the website for so many hour a week. In some states you speak with your teacher on the phone or online only anywhere from 1 x a week to 1 time a quarter. In other areas you have to actually go and meet with the teacher a set number of times. I recently read on one site that students meet with their teacher 2-3 times a week (St Louis k12 I believe). Some require you to log into an online classroom for discussions with your classmates. Some offer field trips, labs etc. Some require that you do all the busy work while others only grade you on the tests.It just all really depends on which K12 school you are speaking of.

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  1. Debbie says:

    I guess it might depend on what state you live in, but I will tell you what I experienced.
    It is like a public school, but you do all the classes on the computer and you don’t have a scheduled time of when you have to do each subject. you have feild trips and get together with everyone else that is in k12 in your area.
    you take about six classes or so and once a week you meet up with your teachers in a class connect. they will tell you everything at a class connect at the very beginning of the year. which everyone attends( oh by the way I am in highschool, so this is how I know highschool works)
    The parents of the student have to do an attendence type thing everyday, which lets the school know you have been taking the time each day to do your classes. They say you should spend about 5 hours. or at least an hour on each subject.

    If I think of anything else I will edit.
    hope I helped(:

  2. K says:

    K12 is a company that provides curriculum to two basic groups:

    1. School districts and states
    2. Individual people

    The first is their biggest customer base by far. The districts or states each have contracts with K12 that determine what the states want from them, and how much teacher involvement they are willing to provide. Some of those contracts provide for very loose schooling rules, and others can be tremendously strict. It all depends on how the contract was hammered out.

    As in individual, you can purchase the curriculum material and/or access to the OLS, or software that lays out the day’s lessons. In this model there’s no teacher support, and you can go as fast or as slow as you want to.

    You may also want to look at a book titled “The Teenage Liberation Handbook.” There are chapters in there about convincing your parents, how to get rid of your current school, how to apply to college, and tips on keeping a social life without all the busywork of school to go along with it.

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