A variety of courses tailored to each student’s needs.
Career Prep Courses Tailored to Fit Your Student’s Needs
Does your child want to go beyond the courses offered at their current school? With Stride Career Prep, students get exposure to a different way of learning as they balance academic requirements with hands-on, project-based learning and career exploration. As they explore career fields, they have the opportunity to narrow their focus, prepare for industry exams, and even complete college credits while they’re still in high school at select schools.*
Stride Career Prep’s approach turns state certified teachers into career coaches and lessons into life skills. Students learn leadership, collaboration, technology, and more—modern workplace expectations. Whatever path your child chooses, they’ll be able to get a head start on their career as early as middle school.
Stride teaches core classes like English, math, and science with a modern flare. The core academics are required to graduate, just like in traditional school. But with a K12-powered school, students attend classes in a digital environment and get more freedom to pace their class assignments and homework around scheduled, teacher-led sessions called Class Connects. And they have the power to customize their schedules with their preferred electives like world languages. Advanced Placement®, dual enrollment, and credit recovery options* allowing for a more personalized education experience based on each student’s needs.**
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Our core courses get you one step closer to graduating and starting your future. Subjects like English, math, and science are required to graduate. Customize your schedule with science and world language courses that interest you. With Advanced Placement®, dual enrollment, and credit recovery options, your class schedule can be all your own.*
English 9 English 10 American Literature British and World Literature Journalism Public Speaking
Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus / Trigonometry Practical Math Probability and Statistics
U.S. History World History Geography Modern World Studies U.S. Government U.S. Global Economics Government and Politics Anthropology
Personal Fitness Skills of Health Physical Education Art Music Appreciation World Language (French, Spanish, German, Latin, Chinese) Selection of credit recovery courses in Math, English, Science, History
AP Calculus® AP English Language and Composition® AP Biology® AP Chemistry® AP U.S. History® AP U.S. Government and Politics® AP World History® AP Macroeconomics® AP Microeconomics®
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Here is a sample schedule for a Stride Career Prep student starting the IT Gaming Design and Programming pathway in the ninth grade. All pathway courses are bolded. For many pathways, it’s possible to start career-related courses after ninth grade, but the course progression would be accelerated. Please talk with your school counselor for more details.
English 1A Algebra A Speech Earth Science A IT Explorations (PBL) Elective
English 1B Algebra B Health Earth Science B Computer Literacy (PBL) Elective
English 2A Geometry A History A Physical Science A Computer Science (PBL) Elective
English 2B Geometry B History B Physical Science
English 3A Humanities Economics Biology A Game Design 2 (PBL) Elective
English 3B Humanities OPEN Biology B Programming Logic and Design (PBL) Elective
English 4A Math Govt A Senior Project Elective or Other Programming Language (PBL) Elective
English 4B Math Govt B OPEN Elective or Other Programming Language (PBL) Elective
*Opportunities vary by school; please visit your school page or check with your school counselor. **Stride Career Prep is a program for grades 9–12. At some schools, career exploration is offered in middle school. †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.