K-12 is the education from Kindergarten to the twelfth grade which is the sum total of primary education and secondary education. The student finishes the twelfth grade by the age of seventeen or eighteen. The term is used in countries like United States, Canada and Australia where they provide free primary and secondary education. Education is almost compulsory in Canada and now private K-12 schools are also in operation. In United States also, private institutions are common. K-12 students can choose the school of their choice. Public schools are funded by the government and the admission to these schools is based on residency.

Website Listings

AIMS Education Foundation

Jun 16, 2010 |

Provides hands-on activities that integrate math, science and other disciplines (K-9).

American School Directory

Jun 16, 2010 |

Provides information on K-12 schools in the United States. Requires subscription fee.

American School Health Association

Jun 16, 2010 |

Uniting many professionals working in schools who are committed to safeguarding the health of school-aged children.

Asian Educational Media Service

Jun 16, 2010 |

Includes K-12 teaching resources and a searchable database of audio-visual material on China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia.

Association of Boarding Schools

Jun 16, 2010 |

Offers a school search, school information, and a guide to choosing the right school.

Center for Civic Education

Jun 16, 2010 |

Nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation which provides K-12 programs and curriculum which foster the development of informed, responsible participation in civic life.

Committee for Children

Jun 16, 2010 |

Nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and youth violence through the development of educational curricula and original research.

Cyberscience

Jun 16, 2010 |

Includes magazine articles, puzzles, experiments, downloadable multimedia demos and more.

Discovery Channel School Lesson Plans

Jun 16, 2010 |

An informative site with lesson plans as well as a search feature to find resources for specific grade levels, subject types, or resource types.

Georgia Standards

Jun 16, 2010 |

Provides K-12 content standards and support materials for educators from the Georgia Department of Education.

Globe Project

Jun 16, 2010 |

Includes how students and teachers are working with research scientists to learn more about earth.

Happy Feet for Kids

Jun 8, 2011 |

Kids activity center managed by experienced educators, provides after school program, day care facilities, fun learning and puzzle activities, and more. Located in Bangalore, India.

K12 TLC

Jun 16, 2010 |

Provides an on-line almanac, an on-line encyclopedia, an on-line calendar and more.

Lesson Plan Search

Jun 16, 2010 |

Provides search for lesson plans from cooking and dance to writing and social studies.

McREL

Jun 16, 2010 |

Compilation of content standards for K-12 curriculum.

My Boarding Schools

Jun 16, 2010 |

Information and resources for parents looking to place their child in a boarding school.

NASA Education Page

Jun 16, 2010 |

Provides K-12 resources educators, students and kids.

National Mock Election

Jun 16, 2010 |

Makes students and parents aware of the power of their ballot by actively involving them in a full-fledged campaign and national election.

National Staff Development Council

Jun 16, 2010 |

Professional association committed to ensuring success for all students through staff development and school improvement.

NREL's Education Programs

Jun 16, 2010 |

National Renewable Energy Lab's Education Office describes various energy education programs they support, like the Junior Solar Sprint and the National Teacher Enhancement.

PBS Teachers

Jun 16, 2010 |

Provides upto K12 classroom resources. Includes teachers discussion forum.

ProQuest

Jun 16, 2010 |

Provides links to lesson plans from a variety of course subjects and grade levels.

Public School Review

Jun 16, 2010 |

Offers profiles, statistics, and maps of U.S. public elementary, middle, and high schools.

Scholastic

Jun 16, 2010 |

Provides lesson plans for grades K-12 organized by grade level, subject, or theme. Plus teaching and lesson plan ideas for scholastic books.

School Nutrition

Jun 16, 2010 |

Nonprofit professional organization provides quality, low-cost meals to students across the U.S.

Schoolzone

Jun 16, 2010 |

UK's educational search engine, includes evaluations, webguide, research and more.

Shambles

Jun 16, 2010 |

Features a list of international schools in Southeast Asia. Also offers extensive education resources for teachers, parents, and students.

Sites for Teachers

Jun 16, 2010 |

Offers a wide variety of resources for K-12 teachers. Includes links to sites which include lesson plans, student activities, and other unique teaching resources.