Forging the future of learning
Help learners of all ages reach their full potential through inspired teaching and personalized learning.
Everything comes back to learners. And not just the 56.6 million K–12 students — the 331 million Americans. Learning never stops. It’s the best means of growth throughout your life. But learning simply cannot be one-size-fits-all.
No. At Stride, we’re leading enormous and necessary change in a sector that’s left far too many behind. And it’s required us to challenge long-accepted beliefs and practices. With insight and input from learners, parents, school districts, boards of education, and policymakers, we continue to provide more effective ways to learn — focusing on building the skills and confidence learners need to make their way forward in life.
PACT: How our team defines our values
"Knowing that the work I do, day in and day out, is making a difference across the country and world provides tremendous self-pride and dedication. The feeling of knowing your work is changing a student's life is monumental!"
Every day at Stride gives you opportunities to hold yourself accountable. At every level of the organization there is a discernible sense of our common mission — to transform learning for every student that we serve. That infuses our interactions. And that helps keep you going. If you are self-managed, purpose driven, and like new challenges, K12 offers a perfect environment to hone your accountability skills in a meaningful and satisfying way.”
"Courageous educators are willing to forgo pedagogical and instructional boxes and be bold in their quests to ensure that every decision they make is in the best interests of the students they serve. They are creative and present and unafraid to challenge boundaries that limit students' growth and learning opportunities. Creative educators step up, speak out, and make positive differences in the lives of their students. Join us as virtual educators master the art of being courageous."
“Trust is the foundational principle that fuses and solidifies long-lasting relationships. It enables us to execute with excellence and produce extraordinary results for the learners and educators we are so fortunate to serve. As you execute with excellence and deliver on your commitments, trust is easily built. At Stride, you know that you are making a valuable imPACT and difference in the lives of our learners; they trust you to be a light on their path to greatness.”
Building Our Community of Belonging
A devotion to diversity and a persistent push for academic equity inform every decision we make. We're committed to upholding these values by fostering a community of belonging through our organizational behaviors and actions. Living our D&I core competency all of our colleagues are expected to:
- Respect, value and work to bridge differences by engaging others who have experiences different from their own;
- Create an inclusive environment by encouraging contributions from all individuals and initiate courageous conversations around conscious and/or unconscious bias;
- Actively seek to cultivate Stride’s community of belonging by respectfully listening and encouraging other perspectives, concerns and lived experiences;
- Display empathy for marginalized populations and look for ways to build awareness and education in support of those communities
Our impassioned beginnings
Over 20 years ago, Stride was founded to provide personalized learning — powered by technology. We reached students where they were in their own journeys. We knocked down their barriers to great education. And we gave every learner equal opportunity to succeed — however they defined success. Stride innovated the learning experience with online and blended learning that prepared them for their lives ahead.
Our unshakable beliefs
No matter their age, wealth, or environment, every learner possesses unique talents and boundless potential. Every learner is ready to be inspired by a great education. While many students thrive in traditional brick-and-mortar schools, others are limited by a system that simply doesn't fit their needs. Stride is establishing the kind of personal learning that everyone can access.
Our unwavering commitment
Whether providing students with unique opportunities for growth or empowering educators with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed, we know personalized education works. We're steadfast in our dedication to the entire education community. And we're energized to best serve every learner, educator, and enterprise. This philosophy demands a culture driven by an earned trust, constant improvement, and creative innovation. We’re all in.
Because the more learners grow, the more we all benefit.
And the future holds vast opportunity — where learners are empowered to choose a path that unlocks their full potential.
Help us champion a fairer system that creates a stronger workforce and a stronger society.
From the mind of our Chairman
For two decades, families seeking a personalized learning experience have discovered that Stride is the answer. They are the advanced learners seeking college-level study and content their local school does not offer. They are the student athletes training to achieve their Olympic dreams. They are the families who want to be more involved in their child’s learning. They are the bullying survivors looking for a safe place to learn. Learners from every background imaginable have made one of our schools their public school at home.
At Stride, our mission is to help students reach their full potential through inspired teaching and personalized learning. That means we question the one-size-fits-all approach to education. Instead, we embrace the notion that learners can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In everything we do, we work to ensure that our online and blended learning programs and services reflect this driving philosophy. That's because we believe every learner deserves an equal chance to succeed—whether they live in the heart of their city or in the far corner of their state.
Our unique approach to learning — combined with our innovative technology, dedicated teachers, and support staff, and commitment to continuous improvement — provides students with a career and college education and prepares them to succeed in an economy that demands new skills. Every class represents a chance to expose them to the endless possibilities that life offers. We want them to be excited about these possibilities. And we want them to feel empowered to seize them.
We know our academic model may not be the solution for every learner. However, we invite you to explore what a Stride-powered education can do for your family.