Welcome from our Head of School
October 17, 2017
I'm delighted to introduce you to K12 International Academy—a fully accredited, U.S. diploma-granting, private online school for grades K–12. All around the world, we help students learn in the ways that are right for them, nurturing a joy for learning and a passion to pursue their interests.
The key is our individualized approach, which frees children to reach their personal potential. Our students are liberated from rigid schedules, classes that move too fast or too slow, bullying, overcrowded classrooms, teaching to the test, and many other factors that typically stand in the way of success.
It all starts with the award-winning curriculum from K12, America's K–12 online education leader, which was developed by cognitive scientists and master educators based on decades of research into how children learn. So every lesson comes alive with interactive content and hands-on materials that keep kids engaged.
We also surround you and your child with an amazing support team, including online teachers who have a true gift for inspiring young learners. Working with our academic leadership, guidance counselors, and other education specialists, they'll be with your family every step of the way.
And you'll reap the advantages of our energetic school community—an international network of friends who assist, encourage, and learn from each other through online student clubs, parent roundtables, and much more.
If you're looking for a school that can adapt to your child's needs and rekindle the joy of learning, I invite you to learn more on the following pages. Join us full time, or even for a single course, and the rewards will be worth it—from the newfound flexibility and focus, to all those 'a-HA!' moments to come.
Leslie A. Smith
Head of School, K12 International Academy
Leslie Smith has been an educator for more than 20 years, with experience both in the classroom and as a principal. She received her MS in Elementary Education from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and her M.Ed. in School Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix Online. She has extensive experience in special education, gifted education, teacher training, and believes wholeheartedly in providing alternative means for students to achieve success.