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Online Schools in California

Enrollment for the 2023–2024 school year is open!

Families interested in an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar schools can attend a tuition-free* online public school in California and benefit from K12’s interactive online platform, schedule flexibility, personalized learning experience, and strong curriculum. K12-powered California online schools provide students with the tools they need to feel empowered, find their own path, and succeed throughout their academic careers.

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Personalized Learning in K12-Powered California Online Schools

K12-powered online schools in California offer the opportunity to personalize the learning experience. Online classes give students the chance to spend more time on challenging topics and move quickly through subjects they grasp more easily. They can learn at their own pace in a safe, virtual environment.

Students in California online schools also receive the support they need through live classes and individual teacher help sessions.

Benefits of California Online Schools

Students who attend online schools in California benefit from a flexible class pace and schedule, additional parental involvement, a strong online curriculum, and fewer distractions. They have access to social opportunities as well as exciting class options not always found in traditional brick-and-mortar school settings.

Some key benefits of K12-powered California online schools include:

  • Live online classes taught by California-credentialed teachers
  • Strong curriculum combining online and hands-on learning**
  • Fewer distractions from peers and social pressures
  • Interactive lessons, learning games, and videos
  • Direct parental involvement as Learning Coaches
  • Exciting extracurricular options including unique, teacher-led online clubs
  • In-person social events✝︎

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K12-Powered Online Schools in California

Whether your student is just starting kindergarten, expanding their knowledge in middle school, or preparing for college in high school, you can find a great California online school powered by K12. Throughout their entire education, students will receive the support they need from teachers, counselors, and other school faculty.

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Online Elementary Schools in California

Young children learn through exploration, and K12-powered schools emphasize this for our youngest learners. Lessons include hands-on learning both on and offline for a comprehensive experience. Learning Coaches can expect to spend 3—6 hours with their students.


Online Middle Schools in California

Students become more independent learners in middle school as they develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Families love the one-to-one attention, hands-on activities, and social opportunities K12-powered middle schools provide. Learning Coaches typically spend 2—4 hours a day with their students.


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Online High Schools in California

In high school, students continue to develop their skills to prepare for college and the professional world. The learning experience is tailored to each student, allowing them to explore their own path with exciting electives, career prep, and more.✝︎ Learning coaches typically spend less time with high school students, around 1—3 hours per day.


Search for K12-Powered Online Schools in California

K12 partners with elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the state to offer a comprehensive online educational experience. Choose from tuition-free online public schools in California, private academies, and even individual courses.

Grades TK-12

Engage, connect, and grow with CAVA’s innovative curriculum distinguished by its high standards, rigor, and adaptability.

  • Career and college prep, honors, and AP® courses help students get ahead.
  • Personalized progression lets students advance based on their readiness.  
  • In-person academic outings and events offer socialization opportunities.

Grades TK-12

 Supportive teachers and our career-oriented education approach help students reach their potential and find success.

  • Students earn certifications in high-demand career fields for their future.
  • Career and college prep sets students on a path to success post-graduation.
  • Students earn college credits while in high school with dual enrollment.

Grades 9-12

Empowering students with tailored academic experiences and helping at-promise students build a path to graduation and beyond.

  • Support services to help students earn their diploma.
  • One-to-one meeting with counselors to track grad and post-grad plans.
  • Support for English language learners.

Grades 9-12

Serving Le Grand School District residents, students thrive with certified teachers in a supportive environment.

  • Personalized education tailored to students’ needs.
  • Parent support and local community programs.
  • Blended face-to-face and virtual instruction for Le Grand residents.

Grades K-8

Join a nurturing community of educators who support students’ growth from day one.

  • A vibrant community with fun events and clubs.
  • Supportive state-certified teachers and parent resources.
  • Live morning instruction, afternoon asynchronous and in-person learning.

Grades TK-12

Flexible, personalized learning and credentialed teachers help students thrive. Peak Prep is A-G-approved and NCAA-approved.

  • Students are set up for success with honors and AP® courses.
  • A-G, NCAA, and College Board approved curriculum.
  • Supportive community with clubs and live lessons.

Grades Pre-K-8

Certified teachers, parent support, and high-tech learning environments keep students engaged.

  • State-certified teachers, parent support, and local community programs.
  • High-tech learning environments to engage students and enhance instruction.
  • Students receive iPads available for pickup at the district office.

Grades Pre-K-12

Personalized, private education with a supportive team of teachers and counselors.

  • Accelerate learning with dual enrollment, AP®, and NCAA-approved courses.
  • Career and college prep, including career courses starting in 6th grade.
  • Enroll full-time, part-time, or per course with year-round start dates.

Grades K-12

A Catholic education that prepares students to excel academically and spiritually. Access to Marian University programs.

  • Tuition assistance for 96% of families through Indiana Choice Scholarship.
  • Catholic education taught by licensed teachers with online experience.
  • Hybrid learning for 6–12th graders on Marian University’s vibrant campus.

Grades K-12

With more than 40 years of experience in self-paced distance learning, students reach their potential any time year-round.

  • Accelerate learning with 170+ self-paced courses.
  • Students earn college credits while in high school with dual enrollment.
  • Awarded 771 high school diplomas in 2022.

Grades 8-12

Premier, private college preparatory education affiliated with The George Washington University.

  • Students have one-to-one college counseling and preparation for the future.
  • The Journeys Symposium prepares students for life outside the classroom.
  • 100% of graduates are accepted to college, from Harvard to UC Berkeley.

Grades Pre-K-12

Inclusive community, engaging curriculum, and tools to be global citizens.

  • Students graduate trilingual with our Early World Language Program.
  • Seminar-based instruction with a collaborative discussion-focused approach.
  • Graduate with an associate’s degree with our dual enrollment program.
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You can purchase K12 courses to supplement your homeschool curriculum or help your student catch up, get ahead, or explore an interest. These flexible courses are available with part-time and full-time options and with convenient year-round start dates.


Yes, as a Cognia-accredited corporation, K12 meets the highest standards of educational management. Additionally, many individual K12-powered schools are accredited by a variety of respected accreditation bodies.

K12-powered online public school in California has the same time commitment as conventional brick-and-mortar schools, which averages about 5—6 hours per day, plus homework assignments. Days include live online classes, group activities, study sessions, and offline projects.

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How to Enroll in California Online School

With K12-powered online schools in California, students receive an education tailored to their needs and interests, empowering them to set and achieve their goals now and in the future. If you have any questions before getting started, don’t hesitate to reach out.


*Families do not pay tuition for their 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 you address technological and computer needs.
**Course materials vary by course and school. Please check with your school about offline course materials.
✝︎In-person opportunities vary by school.