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Children learn best through hands-on exploration of the world around them. That's why Stride K12-powered online elementary schools encourage curiosity, engage K–5 students, spark a joy for learning, and build a strong foundation.
Engaging, Interactive K–5 Curriculum
Online and In-Person Sessions and Activities*
A Supportive School Community
A Day in the Life of an Online Elementary School Student
Stride K12-powered online elementary schools tailor learning experiences to meet diverse educational needs. Each day is as unique as your student, with a personalized combination of online classes and offline activities. Discover what being a K-5 online student is really like.
How does online elementary school work?
Attend live online classes, complete assignments, watch videos, and take quizzes.
Participate in live discussions, post on message boards, and connect with peers.
Complete practical assignments offline to help reinforce concepts.
Stride K12-powered online elementary school resembles a traditional brick-and-mortar school but with the added convenience of taking place online. K–5 students can learn anywhere there’s an internet connection with 24/7 access to our Online Learning System (OLS) and a variety of interactive offline activities.
What does the online school experience look like?
Our online platform is designed to deliver engaging classes, support students, and keep things organized for parents. Young learners can access tools to help them become stronger readers, to build skills through games, and recharge with their learning companion, Strider the Fox. Watch the demo to see how it works.
Elementary School Curriculum
Our curriculum is rooted in the principles of how children learn, and the online platform harnesses the power of technology to bring learning to life. Stride K12-powered online elementary schools offer engaging courses that provide a solid foundation in reading, math, science, and history. Students may also choose courses in art, music, and world languages.** All courses are designed to spark a joy of learning and pique interests your student can continue to pursue throughout their education.
Explore Online Courses
Stride K12-powered online elementary school courses are engaging and interactive, combining tried-and-true educational approaches with the best practices for online instruction.
Your Student's Team
The Student’s Role
At the elementary level, educational content is a blend of online and offline learning. Some hands-on materials are provided. Students join live online classes and can also work independently to varying degrees. Most elementary students do require support from their Learning Coach for much of the school day. ‡
Students in grades K–2 typically spend 30–40% of their time online, while those in grades 3–5 spend closer to 50–60% of their time on the computer.
Watch our videos for a closer look at how online learning works for elementary students.
The Learning Coach’s Role
As a parent or guardian of an online elementary school student in a Stride K12-powered school, you or another trusted adult of your choosing will play an active role in your child’s education as their Learning Coach. Learning Coaches work alongside your student’s teachers to support your child. Learning Coaches receive school-provided resources, advice, and access to an online Learning Coach community.
Learning Coaches help monitor student attendance and their mastery of online lessons and assessments. On average, Learning Coaches spend 4–6 hours a day providing guidance and oversight. ‡
Learn more about the role of the Learning Coach throughout the different stages of your student’s education by watching these videos.
State-certified teachers help create student learning plans, monitor progress and attendance, teach live online classes, and hold online help sessions and office hours.
Watch these videos to learn what to expect from your student's teachers as they progress through elementary school. Then, take a moment to meet the teaching team.
Awards and Recognition
Stride K12 meets the highest standards of educational management, and has been recognized with awards and accolades for its curriculum, programming, and technology.
Enroll in Online Elementary School
Stride K12-powered online elementary schools are designed to provide the ideal balance of structure and flexibility while inspiring and empowering students.
Ready to set your child on the path to success? Enroll in a Stride K12-powered online elementary school today.
How do I get started?
I’m ready to find a school.
Accredited online schools powered by Stride K12 are available in many U.S. states. Select your state for a list of the options in your area.
I’m ready to enroll.
If you’re ready to enroll, simply create a Parent Portal account or log in to your existing account to begin the enrollment process.
*In-person learning opportunities vary by school. Please check with your school.
** Courses vary by school. Please check with your school.
†Course materials vary by course and school. Please check with your school about offline course materials.
‡This time varies based on the independence of your student.
§Extracurricular activities and clubs vary by school. Please check with your school.
Social Connections and Online School
Stride K12-powered online elementary schools emphasize social connection. Our students can socialize with each other through class discussions as well as extracurricular clubs and activities that take place both online and in person. § In addition to your school’s offerings, Stride K12 has 50+ national online clubs that give your child the chance to make friends across the country.
Learn more about how families fit social time into their school days by watching these videos.