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Online Homeschool Curriculum for Elementary School Students

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Online Homeschooling Alternative for Elementary School Students

Homeschooling elementary school students has many rewards and challenges, different from those of traditional public schools. Whether you’re looking for an alternative to homeschool for first grade students or you need supplemental third-grade homeschool curriculum, K12 offers solutions that fit your family’s needs. K12-powered tuition-free* online elementary homeschool alternatives merge homeschool advantages with public school support, creating a powerful choice in elementary education that can prepare your student for success in middle school and beyond.

Online lessons and interactive activities in the Online School (OLS)

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Offline activities using K12-provided books and materials**

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Instruction and support from and state-certified teachers in virtual sessions called “Class Connects”

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Online or in-person student activities†

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Traditional Homeschool Vs. K12-Powered Online Elementary Schooling

Unlike traditional homeschooling, elementary school students at K12-powered schools receive direct instruction from state-certified teachers, who guide progress and tailor teaching to student needs. Take a closer look at the curriculum for a K12-powered alternative to elementary homeschool online:

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Elementary School Math Curriculum

Students build on their mathematical foundation, learning to add and subtract larger numbers and expanding their measurement skills. They’re also introduced to new concepts such as multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and the order of operations.

Elementary School Science Curriculum

Students discover the scientific method and learn how to craft a proper experiment. Various areas of science are explored including earth and life sciences, chemistry, and even basic principles in physics, as students learn about simple machines, force, and magnetism.

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Elementary School History Curriculum

Students explore more complex elements of American history and government such as economics and civics, and are introduced to world history in greater depth. Online, teacher-led lessons cover topics ranging from the Stone Age to the Space Age.

Elementary School World Languages Curriculum

Students can select from a variety of introductory courses that provide a fun, interactive experience for their first exposure to a world language such as Spanish, French, Chinese, and more. Intermediate classes are available for more advanced language speakers.

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How does K12-powered online learning work?

Elementary school students are just starting to discover their personal learning style. With K12-powered elementary schools, students have the freedom to explore what works for them. A parent or another trusted adult provides help and guidance as their child’s Learning Coach. Watch this video to see how students and parents can benefit from a K12-powered elementary school.

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Elementary Homeschool Courses for Purchase

If homeschooling is the right choice for your family, K12 can help you find elementary homeschool courses to build or supplement your curriculum. With one of the largest online homeschool curriculums available for purchase in the industry, K12-powered award-winning courses get students excited to learn, helping them to build strong foundational skills.


Online Learning Options for Every Family

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*Families do not pay tuition for a 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 address your technological and computer questions and needs.
**Course materials vary by course and school.
Extracurricular activities and clubs vary by school. Please check with your school.