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8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum and Online School Programs

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The K12-powered 8th grade homeschool curriculum provides a strong foundation to prepare students for high school through both online and offline learning. Both K12 homeschool courses and K12-powered online school programs can be great choices for those looking for alternatives to traditional brick-and-mortar schooling.

How does online homeschool work?

Full-time homeschooled middle school students follow the same basic structure and must meet the same educational standards as those attending traditional schooling programs, but homeschooling offers families a bit more flexibility. For homeschool students, class times and pacing are decided by a parent, guardian, or other trusted adult, enabling an experience that’s tailored to fit unique lifestyles and learning needs.

With full responsibility for their student’s education, parents act as teachers and keep their students on track. They can move through classes more quickly when their student understands a topic, allowing them to put their learning efforts toward more complex topics.

The K12-powered 8th grade homeschool curriculum delivers engaging lessons using our intuitive online learning platform as well as various interactive activities.

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How does online public school work?

Families who want to have greater involvement with their child’s education and greater flexibility in the school day, while still having their child learn from state-certified teachers, often choose to do public school at home. K12-powered tuition-free online schools combine the engaging K12 curriculum with the support and structure of public school—all from the comfort and safety of home. Families of K12-powered schools adhere to the schedule and pacing of their online school.

What are my responsibilities as an adult homeschool provider?

By choosing to homeschool your 8th grader, you take on the role of their teacher. Using the built-in support of the engaging K12 8th grade homeschool curriculum, you’ll guide your student through the online lessons, helping them with assignments and keeping them on track.

8th graders are often capable of being strong, independent learners, so parents typically spend less time on lessons and more time supervising progress. One of the benefits of a homeschool education is that it can be tailored to your unique student, so your time involvement will also depend on their needs.

With the one-to-one homeschool instruction, parents can decide the pace, daily schedule, and more. With the help of K12 curriculum, parents play a crucial role in their student’s success.

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Which courses are available for the 8th grade homeschool curriculum?

8th graders will need to take their core subject classes, art classes, and electives of their choosing. They may also choose career readiness courses that can give them an inside look into their top career interests. The K12 8th grade homeschool curriculum builds on past learning, expanding subject knowledge while exploring new topics using a combination of online lessons, videos, and offline activities to provide a deeper understanding.

Course offerings include:

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English / Language Arts

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Physical Education

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History/Social Studies

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World Languages

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Career Readiness

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How do homeschooled students socialize?

Homeschool doesn’t have to be an isolating experience. It’s common for homeschooling families to form communities that serve as a social and schooling support system. At K12, we believe that social interaction is a key component of a well-rounded education. K12-powered online schools offer students various opportunities to socialize with their peers both online and in person. Some events may include:

Clubs | Competitions | Enrichment Programs


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Homeschool Support

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been homeschooling for a while, you may face challenges along the way. K12 offers various resources to help students and parents succeed.

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Get Started with 8th Grade Online Homeschool

As students near the end of their time in middle school, they continue to discover how to learn independently, which subjects they’re interested in, and how to hone their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our engaging 8th grade homeschool curriculum can make homeschooling with K12 a great alternative to traditional middle school.

We offer both full-time homeschool and part-time homeschool options.

Homeschool Options

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Full-Time Homeschool

While offering flexibility, full-time homeschool is typically most effective when it follows a standard academic calendar and course progression where students take multiple courses simultaneously. They should plan to study core and elective courses and balance them with outside social activities.

Students can also enroll full-time in a K12-powered online school. These education options follow a standard school schedule where students engage in the full 8th grade K12 curriculum taught by state-certified teachers.


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Part-Time Homeschool

Part-time homeschool allows you to choose the classes you want and set the pace. This is a great option for families looking to supplement a conventional brick-and-mortar education or for those who want an extra challenge for their students.