How It Works

Discovery K12 makes it easy to homeschool. Learn more about our platform and curriculum below.

  • Platform
  • Curriculum
  • Parent/Teacher Account
  • Terms and Privacy
  • Affiliations
  • Pricing


  • Discovery K12 is easy-to-use for any age.
  • Students can learn anywhere. The platform is accessible on desktops, laptops, tablets, Chromebooks, and smartphones.
  • Daily Assignments are served up in a clean, user-friendly format.
  • Automatic grading and reporting. See below.
  • Online help section.
  • Ability to go back in assignments/past days.
  • Ability to go forward in assignments/future days.
  • You can either follow Discovery K12’s school-year schedule that begins the day after Labor Day, or you can start anytime and go at your own pace.
  • We recommend using the Firefox browser with our program.


  • We offer a Non-Common Core, secular curriculum for pre-k to twelfth grade.
  • Use our curriculum in any way you like, part-time or full time. Go by our schedule or yours. You can also supplement to our curriculum and integrate your own teaching and learning style.
  • Reading classic literature, writing essays, creating presentations, and conducting research are important aspects to the program.
  • 7 standard subjects including Reading/Literature, Language Arts, Math, History/Social Studies, Science, Visual/Performing Arts and Physical Education.
  • Extra Curriculum includes Spanish 1, HTML Coding, Healthy Living, Personal Finance, Business Apps, and Business 101.
  • 36 Weeks of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects provide hands-on learning activities using affordable household or basic school supplies.
  •  500 New Math Quizzes (Grade Levels 2-12)
  • Over 20,000 lessons across all grades and courses with videos, slides, worksheets and resources.
  • Library with over 150 classic literature e-books such as Tom Sawyer, The Count of Monte Cristo and Treasure Island; and historic document collection.
  • The curriculum has been developed and selected by us personally to ensure the best content is provided with every assignment.
  • Weekly spelling program with printed/digital worksheets, cursive, and end-of-week spelling quizzes.
  • In addition to weekly spelling quizzes, there are over 1000 quizzes and tests integrated into the curriculum.


Parent/Teacher Account
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  • Track ALL your students’ progress in one place
  • Detailed Grade Books
  • Attendance reports
  • Reading Log tracks daily literature reading
  • Physical Education Log tracks daily physical activity
  • Test results with correct/incorrect answers
  • Reports can be printed at any time
  • Answer keys for quizzes/tests
  • Weekly spelling word lists
  • Scope and Sequence of Curriculum showing when units start/stop and when tests come up, and other curriculum tools
  • Mid-year and end-of year Assessment Tests for kindergarten through twelfth grade with instant test results. Learn more about our new Assessment Tests.
  • Easily produce mid-year and end-of-year transcripts
  • Issue high school diplomas and certificates of completion
  • Manage your subscription from within your PayPal Account
  • 24/7 Email Support!

Terms and Privacy

  • Using our curriculum, you would be independently homeschooling and would follow the Homeschool Laws set by your state.
  • We respect the privacy of our students and parents, and do not share your information with others. Please see our Terms and Privacy policies.


  • We are a private company and are not affiliated with any school systems or government agencies.


  • Student Accounts are free and include all of our curriculum.
  • Parent/Teacher Accounts are an optional upgrade and provide reporting, curriculum, and homeschool management tools – Learn More

If you have additional questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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