Stride Career Prep
What is Stride Career Prep?
Stride Career Prep combines traditional high school courses with industry-relevant, career-focused electives—giving students a jump-start on their college and career goals. While working toward their high school diplomas, students can choose from a variety of courses in these high-demand career fields: Health Sciences, Information Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing. Alabama-certified teachers provide live online instruction and tailor teaching to student needs. Students can participate in career-oriented clubs, gain workplace skills, and prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams in their chosen career path upon graduation.**
Career-focused courses are based on the knowledge and skills required for each career pathway in the following high-demand career fields:
- Health Sciences: Careers in planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, and support services. Learn more about Health Sciences.
- Information Technology: Building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. Learn more about Information Technology.
- Advanced Manufacturing: This career field allows students to explore occupations that use innovative technology to improve products or processes. Learn more about Advanced Manufacturing.
*Alabama Destinations Career Academy will launch initially for grades K–10, with the intent of adding grades 11 and 12 during subsequent school years.
**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.