STRIDE CAREER PREP
What is Stride Career Prep?
Are you a 6th–12th grader looking to get a jump-start on your future? With Stride Career Prep, you can use your 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
Gain workplace skills
Prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams upon graduation*
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. Stride Career Prep at CASC offers these career clubs:
An international student organization, HOSA works to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. Founded in 1976, HOSA empowers students to become leaders in the global health community. Participating students are encouraged to:
- Develop effective leadership qualities and skills
- Make realistic career choices and seek successful employment in the healthcare field
- Learn and identify current healthcare issues, environmental concerns, and survival needs of the community, the nation, and the world
- Get involved in local, state, and national healthcare education projects
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
FCCLA is an integral part of the Family and Consumer Sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system. Students can:
- Participate in competitive events
- Be involved in community service opportunities
- Become student leaders and attend leadership conferences
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 CASC 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.