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Online Middle Schools in California

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Powering the Next Generation of Education

K12-powered online middle schools in California are changing how students and parents approach education. Through personalized academic plans that target students’ strengths and interests, K12-powered schools lead students on engaging academic adventures. See what a K12-powered California online middle school could do for your budding learner, tuition-free.*

How do I know if a K12-powered online middle school in California is a good fit for my student?

K12-powered online middle schools in California use a personalized approach to education that helps address gaps in a student’s learning while tailoring instruction to their unique needs and interests. Students feel empowered to progress through their education.

Online middle schools in California follow the same traditional school year calendar as brick-and-mortar schools but allow more opportunities for personalized instruction and resources. Students receive support through Class Connect sessions with their teachers or counselors and other school resources.

Classes at a K12-powered California online middle school are live and online. With the ability to attend class from anywhere there’s an internet connection, students can attend class from the comfort of their homes or on the go. Assignments and projects take place both on the computer and away from the screen. As students advance through online middle school, they begin to take ownership of their education and prepare for high school and beyond. Online assessments plus planning and progress tools help students stay on track as they work through the material. Browse through our sample lessons to get an idea of what learning looks like at a K12-powered online middle school in California. SAMPLE LESSONS

State-certified teachers with specialized experience in online learning teach classes at K12-powered online middle schools in California. Middle school lessons allow students to work at the pace best suited to their needs and learning styles. LEARN MORE

K12-powered online middle schools in California foster connections between students through a variety of age-appropriate virtual and in-person clubs, field trips, and events.** Students can participate in supervised online clubs and travel to museums and local theme parks. California online middle school students have plenty of opportunities to connect with peers and develop lasting friendships.

As the parent or legal guardian of a student enrolled in a California online middle school powered by K12, you’ll play an essential role as your student’s Learning Coach. As a Learning Coach for a middle school student, you’ll provide motivation, academic support, and guidance throughout the school year. Learn more about how online middle schools in California can help your child succeed. EXPLORE

Awards and Recognition

K12 meets the highest standards of educational management, and has been recognized with awards and accolades for its curriculum, programming, and technology.

  • Cognia-Accredited
  • Award-Winning Curriculum
  • Research-Backed Curriculum
  • State-Certified Teachers


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Is online learning effective for middle school students?

In addition to students being able to build their schedules and work at their own pace, students have more choices about their classes and how to spend their time, increasing their internal motivation to pursue their academics.

Online learning can also help protect and bolster a student’s mental health, especially as it can aid in decreasing instances of bullying. The safer students feel in their academic environment, the more effective their learning will be.1

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The Ultimate Enrollment Checklist

Beyond the paperwork required for enrollment, there are several exciting ways to connect and get set for your student’s success.

Middle Schools Available in California

Grades TK-12

Reach your full potential with an innovative, cutting-edge education from fully credentialed teachers. 

  • Be set up for success with flexible, personalized instruction. 
  • Jump-start your future with career and college prep and honors and AP® courses.  
  • Discover your passion with career-focused electives for grades 7–12. 

Grades TK-12

Empower your learning with a high-quality, Western Association of Schools and Colleges-accredited online charter school serving Los Angeles, Kern, Orange, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties.  

  • Discover your passion with career-focused electives for grades 6–12. 
  • Jump-start your future by earning certifications in high-demand career fields. 
  • Get set up for success with personalized college and career counseling, access to industry experts, job shadowing, and networking. 

Grades K-8

  • Grades K-8 full-time, interactive, online public school with personalized, tuition-free hands-on learning and classes in core subjects
  • Passionate, supportive state-certified teachers -parent resources, demos, and assistance to start your child off strong-vibrant community with in-person events and clubs
  • Synchronous live instruction with teachers every morning -Afternoons are asynchronous and offer in-person learning opportunities

Grades TK-12

  • Personalized learning with a flexible approach; AP, Honors, Credit Recovery courses. WASC, COGNIA Accredited.
  • Highly Qualified California Credentialed Teachers; A-G, NCAA, and College Board Approved Curriculum.
  • We are a supportive and inclusive school community, offering meetups, clubs, daily live lessons, and events! 

Grades Pre-K-8

  • Whittier City School District offers state-certified teachers, support for parents, and local community programs.
  • Whittier City School District offers some of the most high-tech learning environments in California in order to further engage students in learning and to enhance instruction.
  • All students have access to iPads which must be picked up in person from our district office

Grades K-12

Achieve a quality, personalized, private education through our engaging, interactive K12 curriculum and a dedicated, supportive team of teachers and advisors. Tuition-free private school for Arizona students through the Empowerment Scholarship. 

  • Accelerate your learning with dual enrollment, early college, AP®, and NCAA-approved courses. 
  • Jump-start your future with career and college prep, including career-focused electives beginning in 6th grade.  
  • Learn at your pace with year-round start dates enrolling full-time, part-time, and individual courses. 

Grades K-10

A Catholic-inspired private school in partnership with Marian University, MU Prep offers high-quality academics and flexible, personalized learning.

  • Education rooted in Catholic-inspired faith and framed by Franciscan values.
  • Individualized support plans designed around strengths and needs.
  • Licensed teachers with online experience and a faith-based perspective.

Grades K-12

Are you an independent learner seeking a highly flexible education? With more than 40 years of experience in self-paced distance learning, reach your potential any time, year-round. Tuition-free private school for Arizona students through the Empowerment Scholarship. 

  • Accelerate your learning with 170+ self-paced courses with multiple levels, including honors and AP®. 
  • Earn college credits while still in high school with dual enrollment. 
  • Assure your future—we awarded 771 high school diplomas in 2022, with 99.4% of students reporting college acceptance. 

Grades 8-12

Are you a highly motivated learner? Earn a premier, private college preparatory education online and get the tools to excel at top-tier universities. Affiliated with The George Washington University. 

  • Jump-start your future with one-to-one college counseling and unique dual enrollment opportunities. 
  • Prepare for life outside the classroom with our Journeys symposium. 
  • Unlock your future—100% of graduates are accepted to college, from Harvard to UC Berkeley. 

Grades K-11

Reach your full potential with an inclusive, engaging curriculum and the tools and guidance to be a successful global citizen. Tuition-free private school for Arizona students through the Empowerment Scholarship. 

  • Graduate trilingual with our Early World Language Program. 
  • Get access to seminar-based instruction with a collaborative, discussion-focused approach 
  • Graduate with your associate's degree with our dual enrollment program. 

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You can purchase K12 courses to supplement your homeschool curriculum or help your student catch up, get ahead, or explore an interest. These flexible courses are available with part-time and full-time options and with convenient year-round start dates.

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How to Enroll in California Online School

With K12-powered online schools in California, students receive an education tailored to their needs and interests, empowering them to set and achieve their goals now and in the future. If you have any questions before getting started, don’t hesitate to reach out.


*Families do not pay tuition for their students 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 you address your technology and computer needs.
**Extracurricular activities and clubs vary by school. Please check with your school.
1Abramson, A. (2021, September 1). Capturing the benefits of remote learning. American Psychological Association. Retrieved August 3, 2022, from https://www.apa.org/monitor/2021/09/cover-remote-learning#