What is K-12 school

by Mary Ann on February 15, 2011

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K-12, computerized learning

The question has come up: What is K-12 education.

K–12 is a designation for the primary grades and secondary education. It is used in the United States, Canada, and other countries. The expression is a shortening of Kindergarten (4-6 years old) through 12th grade (16-19 years old) These are the first and last grades of free education in the United States, Australia and English Canada. It is often used in school website URLs. The term PK-12 is sometimes used to add pre-kindergarten.

Most communities in the United States and Canada (and wherever else the term is used) are just beginning to provide modern information technology at the K-12 levels. K–14 education also includes community colleges (first two years of university) and K–16 education adds a four-year undergraduate university degree.

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Curriculum based school anywhere

K-12 is also the designation for an online school program. This program is different from traditional schools in that classes do not take place in a building. Most students take courses from their own home with support from their teacher via phone and Internet. This educational program is available across the U.S. and around the world.

It is a U.S. based curriculum for domestic and international students that meets or exceeds U.S. standards for public education. There is no waiting list and the program starts monthly for new students. Learning can occur wherever an internet connection is available. The program is individualized. It is a curriculum based program.

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Technology for kindergarten through high school via K-12

K-12 offers an online Public School option. This is a full time, tuition free on line public school available in many states.

They offer an online Private School option. Their international academy is fully accredited and U.S, diploma granting.

They also offer Individual courses for sale and have over 200 courses, including AP and world languages, for direct purchase.

They provide language courses in five languages, – Spanish, French, German, Latin, and Chinese. These courses are designed specifically for children, with levels from grades 3 through 12.

I cannot endorse the K-12 program as I do not have personal experience with it. However, there are parents and children who like it. If you want a curriculum based program at home, check it out.

There are many different ways to help a child gain an education. However, helping them love to learn is the real trick. Check out the education of some more famous people like Peter Cooper.

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