Stride Career Prep

What is Stride Career Prep at LAVCA?

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.

Career Fields

Take career-focused electives in the high-demand pathway of your choice:

Arts, AV, and Communications

Business Management

Information Technology

Manufacturing and Trades

You can also:

  • Participate in career clubs
  • Gain workplace skills
  • Prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams upon graduation*

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.

 

Career Clubs

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 LAVCA offers these career clubs:

SkillsUSA Membership

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 LAVCA 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.