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

Our Programs

Destinations Career Academy of Colorado uses quality curriculum from K12 designed to let students find the learning style that works best for them, enabling them to find their own path to success. We provide a career-focused, college-ready education where your student can explore their options by taking classes in high-demand career fields. Each online classroom offers engaging and relevant lessons that build real-world skills based on your child’s interests and abilities.

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What’s my role as a parent?

You’ll play an active and important role as your child’s Learning Coach. Plan time each day to:

  • Provide academic support, motivation, and guidance
  • 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to attend Destinations Career Academy of Colorado (Destinations)?

Any student in grades 4–12 who resides in Colorado is eligible for full-time enrollment.

What does it cost to attend Destinations?

Destinations is a public school, so there is no tuition. We provide Colorado-licensed 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.

How much time will my child spend online?

Students in grades 4–5 spend about 50–60% of their time online. Screen time increases in middle school, and by high school, most of the school day is online.

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, K12 online national clubs help connect students with like interests and passions.

*Course materials vary by course and school.