Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Homeschooling Moms Homeschooling Moms

k12.com?

Posted by on Jan. 6, 2012 at 9:04 AM
  • 13 Replies

Hi! I'm new here. I'm hoping to homeschool my daughter, Amelia. She is supposed to start Kindergarten in the fall.

Has anyone tried k12.com? If so how did you like it? Also if you live in VA do you have any information about how to homeschool in VA?

Thank you:)

by on Jan. 6, 2012 at 9:04 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
mem82
by Platinum Member on Jan. 6, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I'm sorry I've never used k12 but I will try to find info on VA for you. 8)

Welcome to homeschooling! You'll love it.

mem82
by Platinum Member on Jan. 6, 2012 at 10:26 AM
jendawn1
by on Jan. 6, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Hi! I'm just starting out. But I know a few ppl that use k12 and love it!
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
FemaleRacer
by on Jan. 6, 2012 at 1:32 PM

We do K12 in Oregon for our autistic daughter and LOVE it!  It's already planned, they send you your materials, and the outings are a blast.

OneToughMami
by on Jan. 6, 2012 at 5:34 PM

K-12 is working well for us. I think it depends sometimes on the state. I know people in some states have said it was iffy.

Boobah
by Nikki :) on Jan. 7, 2012 at 10:11 PM
1 mom liked this
Hey Katie! There are pros and cons to k12, like everything else. Some days I wish I had chosen it for the accountability. Lol. But other days I'm really happy with what we are doing. The good thing is, you can quit any time, so if you decide it isn't working, you just mail the stuff back and kindergarten is a good experimental time.
We ultimately decided against it because of the requirements, and because in the end, you are considered "public school". Which is fine, but we want our kids to have "homeschool" on their transcripts. It's a long story. Lol
Is it free in Virginia? It is in Ohio, which was a huge pro.

Here is what I think, if you feel you need to be accountable to someone so you make sure you stay on track, it's great for that. If you don't want to plan or choose your own curriculum, it comes all ready and planned for you. But if you want flexibility, as much as they preach they are flexible, you still have to do xyz by this date, talk to the teachers so many times (idk how often), and have so many face to face meetings as well as exams. That is what I didn't like.

No matter what you choose, I love that you're looking into this now :) I started looking into it in dec/Jan last year and felt really prepared by august when we started. I don't do rushed very well. Lol
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
mhaney03
by Member on Jan. 9, 2012 at 9:27 PM

we do it in louisiana and like it so far.  our teacher is not involved as much as she should be but this is k12's first year in louisiana, and it looks like the "lead teacher" for the state might be taking over for now.

Schleetle
by on Jan. 10, 2012 at 11:08 AM
Yes, but I don't love it. I'd honestly prefer to be homeschooling on my own, but since it was new to me I thought k12 would be a good starting point. I don't know if my "homeroom teacher" is especially disorganized, but I'm not happy with her performance. I also have to call them soon, and ask why my sons aren't in the term database yet either, I have had to call so many times over them not doing things they said they would.
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
noraa21
by Member on Jan. 10, 2012 at 10:31 PM

 We did it for a couple of months and absolutely hated it.  I don't know if it was because the curriculum was too advance for my DS who had just come out of PS, or if it was just too much for him to do.  We also never had contact with a homeroom teacher, only the on boarding specialist and even then that was hit or miss. 

Schleetle
by on Jan. 10, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Well at least I know it's not just me. Their staff is a freaking joke here!

Quoting noraa21:

 We did it for a couple of months and absolutely hated it.  I don't know if it was because the curriculum was too advance for my DS who had just come out of PS, or if it was just too much for him to do.  We also never had contact with a homeroom teacher, only the on boarding specialist and even then that was hit or miss. 

Posted on CafeMom Mobile
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)