K12 Inc. is offering free online curriculum. That includes access to 17,000 ebooks through the company’s digital reading platform, Big Universe. Almost 2,000 of those titles are available in Spanish. Digital texts are accessible online by computer, tablet and smartphone.
K12 is also offering tuition-free summer programs to let students in grades 9-11 explore careers online while earning school credit. Careers cover business and marketing, healthcare and information technology. Students can begin their online courses Jun. 24, 2020 and must finish them by Jul. 22, to receive 0.5 high school elective credits.
There will also be free coding bootcamps for students in grades 8-11; a video game design and programming course runs from Jun. 15 through Jun. 27; a virtual reality course runs from Jul. 6 through Jul. 17. “Virtual campers” who finish at least one of the coding camps will be eligible to participate in an esports tournament hosted by the High School eSports League (HSEL) in late July.
For more information, visit https://www.k12.com/coronavirus.