You Never Know What Amazing Things Will Happen With Stride
By Gabby Rodriguez, Stride Student Advisor
My experience with Stride Career Prep has been great. When I started at this new school, with this program, I wasn’t sure if I would like it. I also wondered if I would make friends. I didn’t know anything, and so I was naturally very worried. But, once I officially got started, and met my teachers, I realized that I’d never felt more comfortable or happier than I did with Stride.
This new level of comfort meant that I started engaging more and opening up. My teachers were and still are excellent, my principal is great, and the staff is amazing. I have no complaints at all, and I feel like I’m growing through experiential learning every day.
Last year, for Business and Marketing class, my peers and I did a project about a bike shop. This project then led to my brother and I, along with two other students, being part of a video for the school about our project! You never know what amazing things a class assignment at Stride will lead to down the road. After that video was completed, the filming crew asked my mom, brother, and I if they could come over to the house and interview us. I was shocked! I couldn’t believe it! And, from there on my adventure kept going, because after the interview there were commercials.
Since joining Stride Career Prep, I’ve met new friends from all over Florida, and even some from other states. And, in the two years I’ll be at Stride, at the completion of this school year, I’ve made many happy memories. Stride has helped me shape my future and believe that anything can be possible, if you just push yourself hard enough! To me, Stride Career Prep means the future, readiness, opportunities, and success. Stride means expanding my horizons. That’s what they help us all achieve!
To learn more about Stride Career Prep's Student Advisory Council, make sure to visit https://www.k12.com/stride-career-prep/about/student-advisory-council.html