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Search for every Elementary, middle and high school information for public, private, charter, virtual schools nationwide that are regionally accredited. Also find State and regional education organizations.

The K-12 School Directory is organized by state and by grade level.

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Unknown Culture Makers:
Gleason Sackmann and Karen Ellis

By 1993 Internet pioneer Gleason Sackmann started collecting the first school websites that came online.

This is the first website in the United States to collect school websites. It is a public folklore project. Gleason sent the information to his NetHappenings mailing list readers, the oldest K-12 Mailing list that started in 1989.

Thanks to the Educational CyberPlayGround who kept our history alive and current through the past 20+ years on the net!

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Our friend K-12 Internet Pioneer Gleason Sackmann was the person who thought to announce the very first U.S. school websites that went up on the net. We honor my friend's tradition and kept the directory of K-12 schools going.

Before Gleason retired he asked me to keep this project going, and I was honored and happy to become the new Culture Keeper of Nations K-12 Education online activity!!

This is now and always has been a Public Folklore Project, built by the nation, for us and by us. We are the "Folk" the unknown culture makers who built the net and the content on it.

August 14, 1996
Arbor Heights Elementary in Seattle, Washington was either the 9th or 10th elementary school with a web site in the world and started August 14, 1996


 

how to find and choose the best K12 ONLINE virtual SCHOOL

How K12 Online Public Schooling is Different:
K12 Online schooling differs from traditional schools in that classes do not take place in a building, but rather at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection can be found. Students take courses online with support from their teacher via phone, online Web meetings, and sometimes even face to face. The parent keeps the student on track in line with the provided lessons plans. While courses are delivered online, the schools provide plenty of opportunities to connect online and offline with your local school community.

How to Pay for K12 Virtual Online Schools?
Creating criteria for approving virtual school providers, including on how the state should pay local school systems for students who attend the online academies. State public education funding usually follows the child. The state determines how much it allots each locality to cover the basics of a public education through a formula that aims to calculate the locality's ability to pay. This means more state money for less affluent areas. Extending that same formula to pay for full-time virtual school students is causing consternation in some quarters, particularly because private companies that operate full-time virtual schools could settle in the less-affluent areas where the state pays more per pupil. A full-time online school could then sign up students from across the state. The State should pay the the normal amount which depends on where the child lives, but the state ends up subsidizing virtual schools, paying much higher than average for students in the brick-and-mortar schools. Lobbiests are watching to see if there is a flat state contribution for a student who attends online courses.

Look for K12 online High School programs that are Regionally Accredited.

The following six regional K12 accreditation agencies are recognized as legitimate accreditors:

  1. New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
    209 Burlington Rd, Suite 201, Bedford, MA 01730-1433
      P:781/271-0022 F:781/271-0950
    Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
  2. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA)
    http://www.ncacasi.org/ under nhttp://www.advanc-ed.org/ see
    Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Navajo Nation, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  3. Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA)
    Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Telephone: (267) 284–5000
    E-mail: info@msche.org
    Spanish: (267) 284-5015 or españolinfo@msche.org
    Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Central America, Europe, and the Middle East.
  4. Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS)
    1866 Southern Lane
    Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
    Phone:(404) 679-4500
    Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Latin America.
  5. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
    California, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Palau, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Marshall Islands, and other Australasian locations.
  6. Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges (NWCCU)
    8060 165th Ave. NE
    Suite 100
    Redmond, WA 98052
    425/558-4224
    Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
  7. Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
    Dr. Michale S. McComis, Executive Director
    Leah Matthews, Director of Institutional Compliance and Agency Recognition
    Christopher D. Lambert, Director of External Affairs
    Email: info@accsct.org or clambert@accsct.org
    Suite 302
    2101 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA 22201
    Phone: (703) 247-4212
    Fax: (703) 247-4533

  8. Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training
    Roger J. Williams, Executive Director
    Judy H. Hendrickson, Associate Executive Director
    Charles H. Matterson, Associate Executive Director
    Email: jhendrickson@accet.org or rjwilliams@accet.org
    1722 N Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone: (202) 955-1113
    Fax: (202) 955-1118
  9. Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
    Dr. Albert C. Gray, Executive Director
    Contact: Deborah Hill, Executive Assistant
    Email: info@acics.org or dhill@acics.org
    Suite 980
    750 First Street, NE
    Washington, DC 20002
    Phone: (202) 336-6780
    Toll-Free: (866) 510-0746
    Fax: (202) 842-2593

 

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Learn how to complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a free form available from the U.S. Department of Education via www.fafsa.gov . Although professional assistance is not necessary to file the form, ICAN's free services help reduce confusion and can ensure accuracy.

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