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Online Elementary Schools in California

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Spark an early love of learning!

K12-powered online elementary schools in California provide a foundation for future success. Every learner needs an environment where they can thrive. With K12-powered schools, your student can learn and grow at their own pace, wherever there’s an internet connection. If your family is looking for an alternative to a traditional brick-and-mortar school, explore tuition-free K12-powered California online elementary schools.

Is a K12-powered online elementary school in California a good fit for my student?

Enrolling your student in a K12-powered online elementary school in California will help them build a strong academic and social foundation for the continuation of their academic career. Our engaging curriculum and exciting online platform ensure your student stays involved with both online and offline activities.

California online elementary schools powered by K12 offer a personalized learning journey for our youngest students and an educational experience unlike any other. The daily pace can be tailored to each student based on what their parents and teachers feel will best support their unique needs.

To ensure a well-rounded education, K12 provides myriad social opportunities to students enrolled in K12-powered online elementary schools in California. Activities like teacher-supervised online clubs,§ contests, and more help students stay engaged with their peers and form meaningful connections.

State-certified teachers with specialized experience in online learning teach classes at K12-powered online elementary schools in California. Elementary school lessons are mastery-based, allowing students to work at the pace best suited to their needs and learning styles.LEARN MORE

As the parent or legal guardian of a student enrolled in a California online elementary school powered by K12, you’ll play an essential role as your student’s Learning Coach. As a Learning Coach for an elementary-aged student, you will guide your learner through their daily lessons and ensure they’re on track with coursework and assignments. You’ll also provide academic support and motivation throughout the school year. As a Learning Coach, you’ll also have access to our various training tools and support resources. Learn more about how online elementary schools in California can help your child succeed. EXPLORE

K12-powered online elementary schools in California combine engaging online lessons with hands-on learning materials.** Activities such as science experiments and art projects complement online courses and provide a variety of ways to learn. Your student can spend time away from the computer screen while still learning. Browse through our sample lessons to get an idea of what learning looks like at a K12-powered online elementary school in California. SAMPLE LESSONS

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K12 meets the highest standards of educational management, and has been recognized with awards and accolades for its curriculum, programming, and technology.

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Is online learning effective for elementary school students?

For many elementary school students, the advantages of online learning can benefit their educational journey. The freedom of online learning can allow students to take breaks, exercise, or reset, which can help them return to their lessons refreshed and ready to go.
Online schooling can also make learning more effective for students who find social interaction anxiety-inducing or are more productive without the many distractions of a busy school building.1

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The Ultimate Enrollment Checklist

Beyond the paperwork required for enrollment, there are several exciting ways to connect and get set for your student’s success.

Elementary Schools Available in California

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 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 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.

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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 questions before getting started, don’t hesitate to reach out.



*Families do not pay tuition for their students 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 your technology and computer needs.
**Course materials vary by course and school. Please check with your school about offline course materials.
§Extracurricular activities and clubs vary by school. Please check with your school.
1Fleming, N. (2020, April 25). Why are some kids thriving during remote learning? Edutopia. Retrieved August 3, 2022, from https://www.edutopia.org/article/why-are-some-kids-thriving-during-remote-learning