Make Their Dream Career a Reality

At K12, your child can begin exploring potential career paths early on — all while tackling their educational requirements.

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Jump-Start Their Professional Journey

Through K12 Career Prep, your child can:

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  • Learn

    Learn about in-demand fields like engineering, health sciences, and IT

  • Network

    Network and gain work experience

  • Build

    Build communication and problem-solving skills

  • Earn

    Earn college credits and prepare for certification exams

Dive Into the Data



of parents are satisfied with their children’s Career Prep experience.



of parents feel that Career Prep helps their high schooler prepare for a career.



of parents are satisfied with the Career Prep curriculum.



of parents are satisfied with Career Prep’s dual-credit offerings.

Choose an Industry. Map Out a Future.

Students explore countless career paths in exciting fields like:

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Education and Training

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Engineering and Manufacturing

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Health Sciences

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Hospitality and Tourism

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Information Technology

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Visual Arts and Communications

Introduce Eye-Opening Internships

With a selection of 16,000+ internships, your child will find opportunities that build a resume, cultivate real-world skills, and introduce new professional possibilities.

Treat Your Child to Personalized Career Counseling

Your child engages directly with a Success Coach to pick a path, craft a compelling resume, sharpen interviewing skills, prepare for college, and more — all at no cost.

Explore Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about Career Prep? Have specific questions in mind? We’ve got answers.

Some students know what they want to do after high school, while others are still exploring. 

Career Prep offers:

  • Career counseling
  • Career electives, clubs, and activities 
  • Internships
  • Professional exam prep
  • Career and Technical Student Organization membership

Career Prep is an optional program available at most K12-powered public schools and all K12-powered private schools. As students work toward their high school diplomas, they sample different career pathways and follow their interests.

Students may participate in live online class sessions led by state-certified teachers, complete self-paced independent lessons, or participate in local activities. 

See A Day In the Life for more details.

Depending on your needs and location, cost of attendance varies:

Yes! Career Prep is available at K12-powered schools in all 50 states. Students can also remain at their local school while participating in Career Prep part-time through K12 Private Academy

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Ready to get started?

Enroll in minutes to kick-start your child’s future.