Resources › For Students and Parents State-by-State List of Free Online Public Schools, K–12 Share Flipboard Email Print JGI/Tom Grill / Getty Images For Students and Parents Distance Learning Online College Online High School Online Public Schools Free Courses Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Admissions College Life Graduate School Business School Law School View More By Jamie Littlefield Education Expert M.A., Education, Claremont Graduate University B.A., English, Brigham Young University Jamie Littlefield is a writer, instructional designer, and teacher of high school and college distance education courses. Her work has appeared in Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and more. our editorial process Jamie Littlefield Updated August 17, 2020 Many states offer online public school courses to resident students. Some states offer full online high school diploma programs, while others offer a limited number of virtual courses. These classes can be great resources for homeschoolers or children looking to supplement their primary education. 01 of 24 Alabama To ensure that all students have access to Advanced Placement and elective options, the state of Alabama offers online courses to all high school students. These courses are meant to supplement students' in-school curriculum by allowing them access to classes that may not be available in their local school. 02 of 24 Arizona Students in Arizona have several options for online learning, ranging from supplemental lessons to earning their high school diplomas. A number of virtual schools in the state offer students the chance at an entirely individualized education plan. 03 of 24 Arkansas Free online schools in Arkansas, as well as in other states, must offer classes completely online and provide education services to state residents. They must also be funded by the government. One such program, the Arkansas Virtual Academy, is a charter school that offers a full K-12 education to state students. Students are allowed to set their own pace. 04 of 24 California Students in California can choose between one of several charter or public virtual schools. Insight Schools of California, for example, offers "curriculum, support, and services" for kindergarten through 12th-grade students. 05 of 24 Colorado The state's dedication to education is just one of the many things to love about Colorado. Students can choose between several public and charter online schools. 06 of 24 Florida The sunshine state is helping students reach their full potential through individual learning programs offered through several online charter schools, such as Connections Academy, which bills itself as a "fully accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual schooling for students in grades K–12." 07 of 24 Georgia Students in Georgia can attend the state's free public online charter school, which offers a challenging curriculum and state-certified teachers. 08 of 24 Hawaii In order to ensure that students all over Hawaii have access to the best education for them, the state offers several online charter schools. 09 of 24 Illinois Students in the Chicago area looking for quality online learning are in luck, as the city provides computers to students enrolled in its virtual charter school. 10 of 24 Indiana Students in Indiana can choose from one of several state-funded virtual charter schools. 11 of 24 Michigan When it comes to choice in online learning opportunities, Michigan has one of the largest offerings of virtual schools. Several charter schools offer personalized online learning curriculums for all ages. 12 of 24 Mississippi Students in grades six through 12 have the opportunity to enroll in Mississippi's online learning program. 13 of 24 Missouri While many states provide free enrollment into virtual schools, Missouri's virtual instruction program is tuition-based. It offers courses to public, private, and homeschool students. 14 of 24 North Carolina For students looking for a full K–12 education, there are several charter and public virtual schools to choose from. North Carolina is also home to one of the United States' largest state virtual schools. The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics offers supplemental lessons to high school juniors and seniors. 15 of 24 Ohio K–12 students in Ohio have several options for virtual education ranging from supplemental courses to degree programs. 16 of 24 Oklahoma Oklahoma charter schools offer high school students the opportunity to earn their degree online. 17 of 24 Oregon Students in Oregon can choose between tuition-based or free virtual education options. Some schools offer assistance with computers, while others expect students to provide their own technology. 18 of 24 Pennsylvania Students in Pennsylvania's SusQ-Cyber Charter School have the opportunity to follow along with classroom instruction in real time. 19 of 24 South Carolina The state of South Carolina offers students several online education opportunities. They are tuition-free and provide technical assistance to students in need. 20 of 24 Texas Texas students in grades K–12 can choose from one of several state-reviewed virtual charter school programs. 21 of 24 Utah There are several state-supervised virtual charter schools available to Utah students. 22 of 24 Washington Students in Washington can choose to earn a high school diploma from one of the state's several virtual academies, or simply supplement their in-school education with virtual classes. 23 of 24 West Virginia In an effort to combat students' distance from quality education, West Virginia provides supplemental online education for all students. 24 of 24 Wisconsin Wisconsin boasts one of the nation's first distance-learning courses. Students in grades K–12 can earn a quality education at one of several virtual academies.