Stride Career Prep
Are you an 9th–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
Prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams upon graduation*
Gain workplace skills
Learn More About Career Pathways
Hear from Monti Pittman, Head of School for Idaho Technical Career Academy, as he provides information about the Stride Career Prep student experience.
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 our students experience Job Shadow Week.
Students can enroll in career clubs, also called career technical student 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 ITCA offers the following CTSO:
Business Professionals of America (BPA) Membership
BPA is one of the premier organizations for students pursuing careers in business and information technology. ITCA students participate on the regional, state, and national levels. A co-curricular activity, BPA enhances opportunities for students to participate in professional, civic, and service projects. Membership allows them to:
Connect with like-minded students who have similar career and academic interests
Participate in academic competitions and community service activities
Work toward earning industry-recognized certifications
Participate in the Torch Awards program which guides service learning projects
*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.