Get in the Zone
The NMDCA K12 Zone is an interactive virtual campus that turns online school into an open-world experience. Hang out with classmates, participate in activities and clubs, and access learning resources in a safe, welcoming environment.
Not a current student? Enroll today for access to the Zone!
Students can set their imaginations free with K12 Zone avatars they design and customize.
Connect With Friends
Whether students are playing games with their friends or getting to know new classmates, the NMDCA K12 Zone offers a fun and safe environment for socializing.
NMDCA Zones are split up by grade band so students can interact with their peers through virtual chats, video conferencing, group activities, and much more.
Participate in Events
Participate in scavenger hunts to explore the K12 Zone and win prizes.
View a gallery of the K12 Art Competition winners.
Attend school assemblies and other activities virtually in the K12 Zone.
Students can gather their friends to play collaborative chess, complete puzzles, and more.
Are you ready to get in the Zone?
Currently enrolled students can use the link below to sign in to the NMDCA K12 Zone.
Why the K12 Zone?
Socialization is crucial for student development and success, even at an online school. The K12 Zone offers a one-of-a-kind experience for learning, friendship, and fun.
The K12 Zone provides a safe space for students to learn, explore, and have fun. Teachers are always present to monitor student activity and step in when necessary.
Want more information?
Download our resource guide to learn more about how the NMDCA K12 Zone works, how to get started, and what you and your student can expect.
Frequently Asked Questions
What activities can my student do in the K12 Zone?
There are many activities for students in the K12 Zone. Students can meet other classmates virtually; play games with others, like chess, tic-tac-toe, rock-paper-scissors; and more. Students can explore our Big Universe and student store to check out school swag. Students can also join one of our e-sports teams within the K12 Zone. Check out a full calendar of events here!
How is the K12 Zone monitored?
The K12 Zone is monitored by K12 moderators who are trained on the layout of the Zone, interacting with students within the Zone, the code of conduct students must follow within the Zone, and how to take action if a student breaks that code of conduct.
What can moderators see in the K12 Zone?
K12 moderators can see students within the Zone, and if they approach a single student or group of students, they have the option to video, audio, or chat with them. The moderator will be notified if there is a dispute between students and is trained to address the issues.
How private is my student's activity?
Only K12 students, K12 teachers, and moderators can join the K12 Zone.
How is the K12 Zone different than playing video games?
The K12 Zone was designed to foster creativity, socialization, and community. While there are some games within the K12 Zone (tic-tac-toe, chess, etc.), the students will be spending most of their time getting to know others within their school.
Additionally, if students spend excessive time playing games, moderators can encourage other ways for the student to utilize the K12 Zone.
Is it free for students to use?
Yes! The K12 Zone is free for students to use as part of their experience at eligible K12-powered schools.
How can my student access the K12 Zone?
Your student can access their K12 Zone through their school's OLS.
Is the K12 Zone open 24/7?
The K12 Zone is open Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM in your student's respective time zone.
See the NMDCA K12 Zone in Action
See how simple it is to get started, navigate the K12 Zone, and socialize with classmates and teachers.
A Day in the Zone
Learn what makes the K12 Zone an engaging, welcoming environment for students to learn and play.
K12 Zone Map
1Naya is a 2023 student at a K12-powered school in Indiana, and their statement reflects their experience at their school.
2Amanda is the parent of a 2023 student at a K12-powered school in Arkansas, and their statement reflects their experience at their child's school.
3Ms. Spangler is a 2023 teacher at a K12-powered school in Indiana, and their statement reflects their experience at their school.