HOW IT WORKS
Curious How Online Learning Works?
With online learning, your child can learn at home, or wherever there's an internet connection, while enjoying the benefits and support of a school program. They'll complete a mix of online lessons and offline activities, using K12-provided books and materials.* State-certified teachers provide instruction in virtual sessions called Class Connects.
What to Expect
What's my role as a parent?
You'll play an active and important role as your child's Learning Coach. You'll spend time each day to:
- Provide academic support, motivation, and guidance throughout the school year
- Ensure your child is on track with assignments and coursework
- Communicate with teachers
- Report daily attendance
If you or your child's legal guardian are unable to fill this role, you can choose a family member, friend, or another trusted adult to be the Learning Coach.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to attend Lone Star Online Academy at Roscoe (LSOA)?
Any student in grades K–7 who resides in Texas is eligible for full-time enrollment provided they can show proof of enrollment in a Texas public school during the previous school year with a few exceptions.
- Kindergarten and 1st grade students enrolling in public school for the first time
- Students who just moved to Texas
- Students who were in a private school the previous school year that does not offer their current grade level or a full-time virtual option
Students must submit a report card, transcript, or progress report as proof of enrollment.
How many of my children can I enroll in LSOA?
Because LSOA provides the lesson plans and materials needed for grades K–7, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.
What does it cost to attend LSOA?
LSOA is a public school, so there is no tuition. We provide Texas-certified teachers and instructional materials. Students and families will be responsible for providing some common household materials (such as printer ink and paper). Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
What is the attendance policy?
As Texas public school students, all students enrolled in LSOA must comply with the state-required minimum number of 180 instructional days. Students are expected to be in school with LSOA Monday through Friday, at least 4–6 hours a day each day. Each week day, students must log into school and complete their assignments.
Can our family take a vacation during the school year?
The school calendar includes school holidays or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their student's teacher if they plan a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar. Per TEC 25.092, students are required to attend at least 90 percent of their classes to receive credit and be promoted.
How much time will my child spend online?
In the younger grades, many of the online lessons include offline work. Students in grades K–2 spend about 30–40 percent of their time on the computer, while students in grades 3–5 spend about 50–60 percent of their time online. Screen time increases in middle school.
How do students interact socially?
Students spend time with classmates online and through school outings, field trips, and other activities. In addition to school-based clubs, Stride K12 online national clubs help connect students with like interests and passions.
*Course materials vary by course and school.