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Online Career Prep Curriculums

A different kind of career prep curriculum

Is your teen already seriously considering what they want to be when they grow up? Are they thinking about the possibilities that lie beyond high school graduation? Stride Career Prep can be the perfect choice to add to their education experience.

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Stride Career Prep

Stride Career Prep helps prepare students for lifelong careers in a variety of fields, and in a variety of ways. As they accomplish the usual school subjects, they have the chance to explore a whole different way of learning.

From project-based classes that help them to develop problem-solving skills, to unlocking different job shadowing experiences or getting a head start on college credits,* Stride Career Prep has options for students with all sorts of goals.

Students can choose to be part of the Stride Career Prep program through a K12-powered online school, or they can choose including a more flexible learning option that allows students to remain at their local school for core academics and participate in take Stride Career Prep courses, clubs, and other activities online.

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Attend online classes

Live, teacher-led classes help them learn in real time and connect with other students. 

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Work together

Students collaborate with classmates to study, complete projects, and network. 

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Work independently

By navigating their own resources, learning time management, and studying alone, students learn how to stand on their own.

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Join Peers

Students can choose from a variety of clubs (including career-specific ones) to get involved and meet other students.

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Learning outside the classroom. Skills for a lifetime.

At Stride Career Prep, students get exposure to project-based learning, or PBL. PBL helps students to develop crucial problem-solving skills that they’ll take with them into their career, and into adulthood in general.

With project-based learning activities, students are tasked with solving realistic problems that are similar to those they’ll encounter on job sites after high school. And by focusing on collaboration, students get exposure to teamwork required for success in the workplace.

What is project-based learning?

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What happens when a student chooses Stride Career Prep?

Take a look at a how Sarah is preparing for her career in healthcare:

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Interested in another example?

Let’s say a student named Alyssa loves making her own jewelry and wants to explore a career in entrepreneurship. Our Entrepreneurship pathway gives her the opportunity to explore the business side of making her love of accessories into a career: from launch to growth, and marketing to fundraising. As a part of this pathway, she’ll be able to:

  • Explore what makes a business successful
  • Learn how to promote her business and attract investors
  • Discover what it takes to launch and grow a business

Course list & sample lesson

*Opportunities vary by school; please visit your school page or check with your school counselor.
**Stride Career Prep is a program for grades 9–12. At some schools, career exploration is offered in middle school.
†Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.