I have been with K12 for over 5 years now. In the beginning it was great. They used traditional curriculum you would find in schools. Materials sent to you were of high quality.
Now, 5 years later, materials are getting cheap and curriculum is almost all made by K12. I have taught the 1st and 2nd grade through K12 twice now. The course materials have changed for the worse. They seem to change content every year.
Why? Especially now when the curriculum contains errors and gives you tons of extra work and reading as a ‘learning coach.’ And, the title ‘learning coach’ is a joke. You are the teacher. Somehow you are given a ‘teacher’ that does no teaching and is completely clueless as to what your student is working on.
Also, the work load is overwhelming. Even when a student completes a lesson if the lesson is not considered “mastered” they are required to retake the lesson. This forces the student to fall behind in his work. There is NO room for error or adjustment of ANYTHING. You cannot ‘skip’ a lesson because you will not be able to complete future lessons. Also, their computer system stinks. Countless times my students have been working on a lesson assessment (a test really, only scored by the computer and entered online by the student, almost every lesson and everyday, in itself annoying to the students, its like having a quiz constantly) and their system has an error.
The entire test is lost, the student is forced to retake it (this is unfair and beyond frustrating). Bottom line: low quality, high work load, frustrating, no help, system computer errors, no customization, student burnout!
Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere!