K12 and Connections Academy both offer accredited, online education for middle school students. K12 offers online public and private schools, while Connections Academy is an online public school.
K12 provides links on its website to accreditation, award and educational organization membership information. The drop-down menu at the top allows parents to explore both public and private school options. K12 lists public school choices by state, while providing links to individual private school options. Customer service representatives can answer questions about K12 schools both online and over the phone.
Connections Academy provides information about state level schools via ZIP-code search on its main page. Connections Academy offers online and downloadable program guides, and suggests attending local events to learn more. It provides links to parent testimonials and news items about the schools.