Upper School Getting Started

High School isn't always easy, but getting off to a Strong Start will help to ensure that students can follow their passions in life and be successful students as well!  It takes support from a caring adult, motivation on the part of the student,  and resources from K¹² International Academy to stay on track through graduation.

You have tons of support to ensure your experience is successful starting at the point of registration. As part of our commitment to helping you to get started strong, we have detailed the basic Getting Started Steps below. Remember to attend a Getting Started Session offered by your AcademicCoach. It is important to know that onboarding activities begin 7 days prior to your start date, so plan your schedule accordingly.   Be sure to visit the Academic Coaching section of this site to learn more information about  the personalized support we provide families.

  1.   Registration Tasks with Admissions Advisor
  2.   Set Up Separate Learning Coach and Student Accounts
  3.   Access Email
  4.   Read Welcome Letter & Walk to School Checklist
  5.   Complete Required Online Learning Course
  6.   Attend a Getting Started Orientation Session
  7.   Begin Courses on Start Date
  8.   Attend Class Connects and Study Halls Offered by Teachers and School

Registration Tasks with Admissions Advisor


Watch out for a welcome email from Admissions inviting you to a course selection phone conferenece. A follow-up email is sent with courses and Getting Ready Guide


Set Up Separate Learning Coach and Student Accounts


Watch out for an email from K12 with directions. Bookmark OLS Log In. View a account set up tutorial by clicking HERE.


Access Email


School staff will communicate through our school email system. Learning Coaches are copied on all emails sent to students. Read your welcome email before the first day of school.  View a tutorial by clicking HERE.


Read Welcome Letter & Walk to School Checklist


Welcome letter emailed on Day 1 from your Academic Success Coach or Student Experience Coordinator. Complete the Strong Start Survey and Walk to School Checklist. Expect a phone call before school starts.


Complete Required Online Learning Course


Access your course up to 7 days prior to the start date. Complete all lessons, quizzes, and read documents in the Course Materials.


Attend a Getting Started Orientation Session


Offered at several times on and before the start of school. This live session will ensure you learn all you need to know to have a Strong Start and navigate online school with success. Learning Coaches enourage to attend. Check your ClassConnect schedule and the Academic Coach Welcome Letter for a schedule of sessions.


Begin Courses on Start Date


Log in to the Online School and begin your courses. Some courses may offer live/recorded orientation sessions prior to the start of school. Courses will have a staggered start to ease into the first week. Establish a daily schedule that works for you (5 days per week, roughly 1-1.5 hours per course, per day).


Attend Class Connects and Study Halls Offered by Teachers and School


Attend a Policy and Procedure session during your first month of school. Attend course based orientations scheduled through Class Connect (may be offered up to 7 days before start date). Drop in to a teacher's Study Hall with course questions. View a Class Connect/Study Hall tutorial by clicking HERE.