Opening doors for learners of every age, every ambition.
Unique learners. Consistent success.
Everyone is a learner. No matter their age, background, health, location, or aspirations, we support them. From K to 100, Stride learners have the resources they need to learn their way and pave their own path.
From Advanced Learner Programs that align with the National Association for Gifted Children's established guidelines to AP® classes and dual-enrollment options to take college courses, K–12 learners have every opportunity to accelerate at Stride.
Aurora managed to graduate a year early with 18 college credits, all while recovering from intensive brain surgery. Now, Aurora will be able to kick start her career in psychology, as she is already ahead of the curve after attending Idaho Technical Career Academy. "Helping people is always what I’ve liked to do. So if I can help someone I am always happy to do it," said Aurora. "I just love the fact that I can start college early because I’ve always wanted to just start my career."
—Aurora A., Idaho Technical Career Academy
Learners Facing Challenges
Learners facing challenges
Stride champions learners who need extra support to jump-start their learning journeys. Online credit recovery, summer school, and intervention and remediation programs provide that personalized attention learners need to reach their full potential.
Overcoming loss and depression to becoming her high school’s valedictorian, Alexis defied the odds while attending Passport Academy Charter School. Online and blended learning propelled Alexis to the top even as a caregiver to her grandmother and brother. "My grandma pushed me to do good, even with all her health problems and everything," Alexis said. "She wanted me to finish school, be able to say I did it."
— Alexis M., Passport Academy Charter School
Whether a complete, integrated curriculum or single course, Stride offers learners the flexibility to chart their own course. From core subjects to world languages and diverse electives, choose from hundreds of courses — with or without certified-teacher support.
Josh understands science better than most 13-year-olds. He won first place at the D.C. STEM Fair in back-to-back years. And he says online learning has helped him: "I'm able to move at a faster pace than what I was at brick-and-mortar school." But STEM isn't his sole passion. "Lots of people think that I want to be an environmental scientist. That's not my passion. I want to be a child psychologist. I just find that working with children, it just feels good. It feels like I'm doing something good for the world."
—Joshua M., Friendship Public Charter School Online
Learners with Special Needs
Learners with special needs
Stride-powered schools thrive where brick-and-mortar schools may fall short. Learners with special needs receive attentive education to learn their way forward — including personalized learning, compassionate teachers, engaging courses, and a vibrant school community.
Diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at a young age, Tim struggled in traditional brick-and-mortar school. "He was coming home very upset. He wasn't doing work. He was avoiding things," said Tim's father. It was time for a new approach. "[Insight School] has probably been the single major factor in helping Tim find his place over the past few years. At this point, he's controlling his own destiny." Tim graduated high school with straight A's and has college, technical training, and a job as options.
—Tim M., Insight School of Washington
Learners Who Need Flexibility
Learners who need flexibility
From military families to athletes, musicians, and performers, brick-and-mortar schools can be too rigid for many learners. Stride empowers learners to follow their dreams while receiving top-notch and consistent education from certified teachers.
"I was successful in the Army for 13 years and I am thankful for the opportunity to serve my country. But I realized that I wanted to do more. Every day at [Stride's Galvanize program] was new, different, challenging, and exciting! The experience really taught me that I could learn and create anything. As the first woman to graduate from the program, I can hope to inspire other women, military spouses, veterans, and minorities to come into the tech space and also be successful."
—Laura E., Galvanize Software Engineering Program
Whether advancing in their professions or changing careers, adult learners need flexible and modern education options. Our bootcamps and corporate training programs are molding future software engineers, data scientists, healthcare professionals, and more.
"The job search after Hack Reactor was as transformative as the bootcamp itself. I learned to experiment quickly, and embrace and reflect on failure in new ways. It wasn't easy, but I was thrilled to see my early failures grow into later successes, including offers from top Silicon Valley companies like Google, Lyft, Yelp, and several hot startups. The final compensation was breathtaking; the learning invaluable."
—Jason Z., Hack Reactor Computer Science Program