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Is online kindergarten school right for your child?
Engaging, Interactive Curriculum
Online and In-Person Sessions and Activities*
A Supportive School Community
A Day in the Life of an Online K–5 Student
How does online kindergarten work?
Our curriculum is rooted in the principles of how children learn, while the online school platform harnesses the power of 21st-century technology to make learning come alive. K12-powered online kindergarten offers 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 help spark your child's joy of learning—a joy that's sure to grow with each academic year.
Students build a strong foundation in early reading, writing, and word study, while fostering a love of reading. Structured lessons provide instruction in handwriting, vocabulary, phonics, and foundations of the writing process. Poetry, literature, and nonfiction texts are used to develop basic comprehension.
Students are introduced to numbers. They learn through reading, writing, counting, comparing, ordering, adding, and subtracting. Students solve problems and encounter early concepts in place value and measurement. They also study two- and three-dimensional figures.
Students begin to develop observation skills as they learn about the five senses, the human body, and the basic needs of plants and animals. Students also explore measurement, matter, the seasons, weather, our earth, motion, and astronomy.
Students learn the basics of world geography and are introduced to American history and the people who created it. Supplementary lessons introduce symbols representing America, the rights and responsibilities of citizens and the laws they must follow, some of the many cultures and traditions found in the U.S., and basic economic concepts.
Students learn through contextual interpretation and imitation. This appealing adventure for young minds includes a fun and interactive experience by learning through animated stories that are authentic to each country’s language and culture.
Students are introduced to line, shape, color, and more. They learn about portraits and landscapes, and realistic and abstract art. Students explore paintings, sculpture, and architecture, and create artworks similar to the works they have studied.
Students build foundational skills through singing, creative movement, dancing, real and virtual instruments, listening maps, and authentic sound recordings. They learn about musical elements, explore music around the world, and perform seasonal and celebratory songs.
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.
Your Student's Team
As a parent, you play an active role by partnering with teachers and your child—while Stride K12 and your school provide resources, advice, and access to the support of an online parent community.
In kindergarten, the curriculum is mastery-based and provides a developmentally appropriate mix of online and hands-on learning opportunities.
Play this video to take a closer look at how online kindergarten works.
You or another responsible adult act as your child's Learning Coach. Learning Coaches work with teachers—helping to monitor student attendance and mastery of online lessons and assessments. On average, you'll spend 4–6 hours a day providing guidance and oversight.†
This video explores what the role of the Learning Coach is like.
State-certified teachers help create student learning plans, monitor progress and attendance, teach live online classes, and hold online help sessions and office hours.
Learn what to expect from your kindergartener's teacher by watching this video.
And for more information, 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.
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*In-person learning opportunities vary by school. Please check with your school.
** Courses vary by school. Please check with your school.
†This time varies based on the independence of your student.
‡Extracurricular activities and clubs vary by school. Please check with your school.
Your little one will enjoy meeting new school friends, just like kids at brick-and-mortar schools. Students at Stride K12-powered schools can socialize with each other through extracurricular clubs and activities—both online and in person.‡ Stride K12 also has 50+ national online clubs to give your child the chance to meet other kids from across the country.
Watch these videos to learn how families fit social time into their school day.