Explore a career. Discover a future.
Let your student tackle high school and career at the same time—from clubs that boost their career interests to the support systems that help them discover their passion.
Courses for Their Future
When your teen is asked what they want to be when they grow up, do they have an answer? Stride Career Prep features career exploration courses (typically in middle school or early high school) and career-focused electives for high school students. So whether they're curious about a specific career path or ready with their own five-year plan, this program helps them prepare.
With Stride Career Prep, your student benefits from career preparation that goes beyond what most regular middle schools and high schools can offer. Take a look at some of the benefits for each:
Middle School Students
Explore jobs in over 15 occupational areas, from healthcare to agriculture
Examine how their interests could lead to a career path
Develop time-management skills
Learn how to successfully navigate job markets
Begin to map their path to a job they'll love
High School Students
Develop leadership, communication, teamwork, creative problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills
Solve real-world problems through project-based learning
Deep-dive into the career path of their choosing
Prepare for any of 40+ certifications
Our online career readiness education makes it easy for your teen to discover their dream job—and to start it with a considerable edge. Each student chooses from one of five career fields and narrows down their path as they go.* Take a look at our counselors, career clubs, and more below.
Meet a Success Coach
Stride Career Prep career counselors and teachers come prepared with industry experience to help your student determine their pathway beyond high school. From strength evaluations to personalized attention, your teen will have support to help guide their exploration. Our success coaches will help your student:
- Build a better resume for college and career
- Easily explore available internships and jobs
- Interview with confidence
- Create a college application that wows
Teens socialize with other students in career clubs that range from health to business, getting a deeper dive into their favorite topics. And many clubs offer exciting activities such as community service projects, interscholastic competitions, and field trips. Clubs include Business Professionals of America (BPA), DECA, FBLA®, and more.**
Job Shadowing Opportunities
Does your student want to learn more about what their day-to-day life would look like in their chosen profession? Stride Career Prep students experience the workplace firsthand through work-based learning. Virtual or in-person, these experiences include job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships, and more.
Certification Exam Prep
Students can earn Microsoft® Office certifications as well as prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams after graduation.† Official certifications show employers that your student is ready for the job at hand. And there are a wide variety of certifications to choose from, whether your student is studying medicine or software.
Students have access to Tallo, a networking platform that allows them to showcase their talents and connect with employers and colleges nationwide. Students can also research and apply for college scholarships. In essence, Tallo connects your student with opportunity.
*Not all career fields and pathways are available at every school. Please check with your school.
**Career clubs vary by school. Please check with your 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.