Strong Start helps families new to Destinations Career Academy of Colorado (Destinations) by providing answers to their most pressing questions and giving them the necessary resources to start the school year right.
We offer live workshops and videos on topics such as Account Creation and Setup, How to Use Kmail, Checking Your Grades, and many more. Strong Start also provides families with key information like our school calendar and school policies, summer camps, parent network sessions, local school events, and important phone numbers.
We encourage you to take advantage of our Strong Start program—it’s a great way to begin your online education journey!
Destinations is passionate about building a strong school community and giving our students many opportunities to make connections, get support, and develop friendships. With 100+ national K12 clubs in categories from hobbies to world languages and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to college and career planning, we’re sure your student will find a great way to connect with peers and teachers!
Destinations offers students clubs that correspond to their interests and pathways.
The student organizations available for 2017-2018 school year are:
- HOSA-Future Health Professionals
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Our core focus has remained consistent and is captured in our mission.
HOSA-Future Health Professionals
HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE.
HOSA’s two-fold mission is to:
- Promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.
- HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.
HOSA-Future Health Professionals provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for middle school, secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science programs or interested in health science careers.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a local, state and national organization for secondary students who are participating in business and business-related programs. In preparation for an active leadership role, today’s classroom instruction is not enough to develop strong, assertive leaders. Through Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), members learn how to lead and participate in group discussions, preside at meetings and conferences, work effectively within committees and engage in practical problem solving and decision making. Members learn the value of competition on local, district, state and national levels by experiencing the responsibility of success as well as the challenge of defeat.
Destinations students can join SkillsUSA—a school-based club, backed by a highly-regarded service organization that is known throughout the United States for providing a pool of potential employers who prefer hiring SkillsUSA students. SkillsUSA provides a national partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations. Membership in SkillsUSA gives students the opportunity to:
- Practically apply what they learn in the classroom
- Take courses in addition to those offered in the K12 course catalog
- Participate in academic competitions and community service activities
- Connect with like-minded students who have similar career and academic interests
- Earn scholarships offered exclusively through SkillsUSA
At Destinations, parents receive help with each transition to a new grade as well as ongoing tips and moral support. Our parent support programs ensure that you’ll never feel alone. Here’s an overview of the resources available to you:
- Parent2Parent Lifelines—Participate in online Q&A sessions with experienced K12 parents.
- Parent Workshops—Topics include maximizing the K12 curriculum, tackling behavior challenges, Microsoft Office tools, and much more.
- Parent Refresher Series—Take refresher courses on math and writing topics to help you better assist your student.
- Parent Clubs—Share common interests and connect with other parents through clubs such as ParenTek12, K12 Parents’ Book Chat, K12 Military Hub, and more.