The Stride Career Prep difference. Your teen can graduate with confidence.
Our students discover their passion through guided career exploration and develop real-world skills while earning a high school diploma.
Top 5 Things to Know About Stride Career Prep
Innovating the traditional classroom. Incorporating career.
Learning online — They participate in live, teacher-led virtualsessions alongside their classmates.
Collaborating with others — Whether studying, working on aproject, or having a chat, students build relationships and get work done virtually.
Studying independently offline — Students strengthen theirability to work independently, navigate resources, and manage their time.
Connecting through career clubs— Students can get involvedin a variety of activities, including career clubs and student organizations.**
Networking with career professionals — Students can participate in Q&A sessions through virtual office visits with professionals in a variety of fields, attend an online Job Shadow Week, and use the Tallo app to connect with colleges and companies.
What does it look like when a student chooses Stride Career Prep? Explore a day in the life for Gabby.
Learn how Gabby balances her courses, works on a team with her classmates, takes breaks throughout the day, and prepares for life after high school.
Interested in learning more about our career path goals and scheduling structure for students?
Meet "Jessica". She loves to design, build, and play her own video games—so she chooses the game design and programming pathway. A career in video game design and programming will help her take the creative lead as a computer programmer, computer and information systems manager, or software developer. And with Stride Career Prep, she’ll be able to:
- Learn the skills to develop video games through coding and design
- Explore the building blocks of game design and programming
- Understand computer programming languages and their relation to design
As for her schedule, in addition to core courses, this is what her Stride Career Prep experience will look like.
IT Explorations (Project-Based Learning)
Computer Literacy (Project-Based Learning)
Game Design 1
Game Design 2
Programming Logic and Design
ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)
Computer and Information Systems Manager
*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.
**Career clubs vary by school. Please check with your school.