My son started K12 via CAVA@Kings last year for 7th grade, and it’s worked out quite well. I am happy with the curriculum; I find it challenging and comprehensive.
His homeroom teacher was amazingly supportive, and only a phone call or email away. She met with us each quarter, in person, and always kept us informed of what was required and his progress. This year, 8th grade, has been more of the same. He has live classes for Algebra 1, Language Arts, Science and History each week (they are optional).
Yes, there are days when the work load is heavier than others, but my son always rises to the challenge. I don’t understand the reviews that say it is too much work. As my sons Learning Coach, I decide what activities will best help him to grasp the concepts of each lesson. If I feel something is busy work, or feel he has a grasp of the material, we move on without completing every single activity.
I believe homeschool actually forces the learning coach and student to take more responsibility for the education they are receiving. It is not easy, but then I don’t want easy for my son, I want to challenge him. My son is a self-motivated, independent learner, and as an 8th grader works independently much of the time. He is set on continuing homeschool through high school, and based on our experience so far, I am fine with that.