Stride Career Prep
Are you an 7th–12th grader 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.
Take career-focused electives in the high-demand pathway of your choice:
Students can search and filter hundreds of internship listings to find on-the-job learning experiences they can complete before graduation. A perfect complement to a Stride Career Prep education, a high school internship is another great way to get ahead on future goals. We also offer tips and advice about building a resume, honing interview skills, and keeping motivated on the job. Internship listings are updated daily, so be sure to check back often.
Find Your Perfect
High School Internship
Build Your Résumé and Gain Real-World Skills
You can also:
Participate in career clubs
Prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams upon graduation*
Gain workplace skills
Job Shadow Week
K12 teamed up with businesses across the nation to give students the opportunity to explore different career fields while discovering their passions. Watch as K12-powered students experience Job Shadow Week.
Stride Career Prep students can enroll in career clubs called career technical service organizations (CTSOs). CTSOs allow students with similar career interests to connect, practice professional skills, work on service projects, take field trips, and compete against other schools at the local, state, and national levels. Stride Career Prep at CVA offers these career clubs:
With curriculum that covers 130 job categories and more than 600 national partners—businesses, trade associations, and unions—SkillsUSA gives students the opportunity to:
Practically apply what they learn in the classroom
Take courses in addition to those offered by the CVA 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
*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.