Jul 232013

Are you looking for a comprehensive high school solution for your homeschooled child?  Using a virtual program can be a great in-between way to homeschool through high school!

This is a listing of virtual schools which serve high school homeschoolers. Many of these virtual schools provide “public school at home” through a charter school agreement, which isn’t actually homeschooling, but is really public schooling.

The primary differences are the level of control over the curricula (you have none with public school and complete control with home schooling), pace of learning (varies), and content being taught (again, you have none with public school and complete control with home schooling). The list that follows is an informational service, not a specific recommendation for *any* program.

(The following virtual high school options are reputable at the time of listing, but you are solely responsible for researching all aspects of the program you choose. Over the years, websites have sometimes changed or the domain has been purchased by another entity, so there is no guaranty at the moment you click on any virtual high school option listed below that the site is still a virtual high school options. By using this website in any manner, you agree to accept all liability whatsoever for any outcome and agree to hold owners of Learning Abled Kids harmless in every regard.)

Some of the schools listed here are actually public schools offered free to residents in-state, however many of the tuition-based programs offer their programs to anyone anywhere. Therefore, be sure you check each school’s specific information about admission limitations and costs.

The following virtual school programs are offered by Universities, are open to everyone, require payment of tuition, and many provide dual credit.  You may also want to check out An Ultimate Guide to Scholarships to see if your targeted college has any scholarships that would be viable for your student should he chose to transition into the college full-time after high school graduation.

The following virtual school programs openly serve homeschooled students:

  • Alpha Omega Academy – Independent, Christian Virtual School; Open to everyone; tuition; flexible enrollment; *Students work at their own pace.
  • Connections Academy – K–12, free in any states where they have a charter school presence, not at your own pace in most cases, open to all on tuition basis.
  • K12 Online Schools – Private Program; Open to all; Some students pay tuition based upon state-sponsored program availability, based on Core Knowledge sequence; Courses have specific start and end dates and are teacher-directed.
  • International Connections Academy – Open to everyone, tuition, follows a traditional school calendar.
  • Keystone National High School’s iSchool – Open to everyone; tuition; flexible enrollment; *Students work at their own pace.
  • Lincoln Interactive – Open to everyone; tuition; flexible enrollment; K-12, *Students work at their own pace.
  • Virtual High School – Based in Ontario, Canada; tuition
  • CALCampus High School – Offers a full degree program
  • CompuHigh – Open to everyone; tuition; offers both diploma programs and individual courses for extra credit or a full online diploma curriculum; nationally accredited, private school called Whitmore School. *Students work at their own pace.
  • E-School – Hawaii; only registered Hawaii secondary education students during normal school year; no tuition; In the summer sessions are open to the public secondary school students, homeschool, and private school students and tuition is charged.
  • Florida Virtual School (FLVS) – Free to Florida residents; non-residents pay tuition.
  • Griggs University Home Study International – Seventh-day Adventist
  • Mesa Distance Learning Program – K-12, High School Diploma; Free to Arizona residents; Non-residents can enroll and pay tuition.
  • North Dakota Division of Independent Study (NDIS) – Welcomes homeschoolers; open to anyone; supports students with disabilities.
  • Penn Foster High School (Thomson Education Direct) – Independent, at-home High School Program gives students the flexibility to enroll in a complete High School Diploma program or in individual courses; in business for 75 years.
  • Brainstorm USA – Not a complete Degree program, but offers core curriculum options.

The following virtual school programs only serve elementary & middle students:

The following virtual school programs are Charter Schools:

Other virtual school programs of various types:

The following schools require registration through the local public school and are not recommended at this time:


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