The schedule is what you make it. States have their laws of how many hours your child needs to be in school per week so check that first. Along with that, you also must have your child state tested just like in traditional schools. They call it the AIMS testing. Or whatever your childs tests are called. We do a three day school week, with little bits of learning through out the week. Fun hunts, silly projects, cooking/ baking they don't know their learning. But, I'm implementing things they've learned or will learn.
Socializing is very important for a childs development. Learning how to handle conflict or interactions with others can't be avoided. My children are involved with different activites with the community. Scouting, church, sports, 4H etc. these are ways your child can hang out with other kids. It was a huge adjustment for my kids. They missed their friends.
Also with the K12 they have numerous outings, more so than traditional field trips. Museums, zoos, IHOP. Fun places for kids to get together. Atleast every month if not more often.
I chose to home school because I was just tired of the school making up stricter rules for the kids. It got to the point where my child was being "suspended" every other day. No, not for fighting, not for using foul language, but because he talked too much!! What??? He wasn't understanding the lessons, and would ask questions too often. So, they thought he was a goofball making fun. I walked into the classroom one day and noticed a desk all the way in the corner. It was my kids. I tried finding out what if he had a learning disability but they didn't really care. He was a problem kid and they were too lazy to see that he need special help! With me teaching him I'm learning how to approach things and how much he can handle. He's doing so much better. He's even helping with the littler ones! I'm very proud.
Well, I think I answered all the questions. If not, comment me. These are a some of the items K12 sent for their learning.
(Some are out of focus sorry)
For Reading Lang Arts
For Reading Lang Arts
All In Neat Little Labled Boxes!!
Also All Their Workbooks!!
Those are just a few of the tools they use. If I broke out all their subjects we'd be here a while!!
I hope this helped you all in making a decision, if not I have that link on the side that will take you directly to K12. Or click here. While they do provide a lot of help, it is still up to you on how you'd like your child to learn. In traditional schools you need a 61% to pass a course, with K12 you need an 80% or they don't let you move on. Another great point is they have a foriegn language course for elementary level. I just love it all around.