WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF STRIDE CAREER PREP?
Are you looking to get a jump-start on your future? With Stride Career Prep, you can use your middle school and high school years to figure out where you want to go and how to get there. In addition to core courses, you'll take career-focused electives to explore your options and find your passion—all while earning your high school diploma. Discovering what you want to do now can prepare you to dive into a career right out of high school or help you make the right decision about your college major.
You can also:
Participate in career clubs
Prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams upon graduation*
Gain workplace skills
Job Shadow Week
Schools powered by Stride K12 teamed up with businesses across the nation to give students the opportunity to explore different career fields while discovering their passions. Watch as students experience Job Shadow Week.
Stride Career Prep students can enroll in career clubs, also called career technical service organizations (CTSOs). CTSOs give students with similar career interests the opportunity to connect, practice professional skills, work on service projects, take field trips, and compete against other schools at the local, state, and national levels. In addition, teams from various schools compete against one another several times a year through competitions sponsored by one or more of the clubs.
Destinations Career Academy of Colorado offers the following CTSOs:
- HOSA–Future Health Professionals
- Future Farmers of America (FFA)
- Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
- Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
*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.