Student Engagement Activities

For Students Enrolled in a Stride K12-powered School

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Registration EXTENDED for K12 National Spelling Bee! 🐝

You heard right! Registration is now EXTENDED through 11:59 PM ET on February 17, 2023 for the K12 National Spelling Bee.

Students in grades 3–12 nationwide can show off their spelling skills in this epic word game with multiple levels. Registration provides entry into the semi-regional level where all eligible students can join in! That means K12-powered students and students from schools across the country that aren't powered by K12. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner for elementary, middle, and high school.

Here are some of the epic prizes that are up for grabs with this competition:

  • Semi-regional winners will receive certificates
  • 1st and 2nd place Regional winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the National K12 Spelling Bee (airfare and hotel for each participant and one chaperone per participant)
  • 3rd place Regional winners will receive AirPod Pros
  • National First Place winners will receive a $2,500 Amazon e-gift card and a Microsoft Surface tablet
  • National Second Place winners will receive a $1,000 Amazon e-gift card
  • National Third Place winners will receive a $500 Amazon e-gift card

Don't make us spell it out - REGISTER TODAY!

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The Possibilities Are Endless with Art

Calling all student artists! It’s time for the K12 National Art Competition. K–12 students can submit artwork starting December 1, 2022, for a chance to showcase their talents on anational stage. Possible mediums include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, or a combination—get creative.

Prizes include Microsoft Surface tablets, virtual art lessons, and in-person experiences at Savannah College of Art and Design! See complete rules for eligible mediums and more!
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January - February Photo Contest Theme: Pets!

Our January and February photo contest theme is Pets - we want to see pictures of your furry friends that come in all shapes and sizes! Share with us a picture of your pet and tell us why you love them! So, get your camera ready. We can't wait to see how you use your creativity to capture a beautiful moment!

We are encouraging you to submit a photograph (limit to 1) you have taken relating to our January-February theme, Pets, for the chance to win a prize!

A winner in each grade range (K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12) will be chosen.

The contest runs from January 1, 2023 through February 28, 2023.

If you experience issues uploading or have any questions, email

See full details and official contest rules. Upload your photo here:

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Clubs are starting back the week of January 9th! See you then!

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Click on any of the clubs you are interested in to learn more and register!

We recommend signing up for a club session through our Student Engagement Newsletter using a personal email address. This is because many times if you use a school email address zoom will not be able to send the invite as the school’s security system will not let the email through. After registering, you should receive a confirmation email containing the session link to join as well as a calendar invite that you can add to your personal calendar that will send a reminder before the session.

Need help finding your Student ID #? Click here for instructions:

Important New Club Policy

For all club sessions, our club meetings will lock 5 minutes after the start time of the session. We have decided to implement this policy to ensure the most secure, safe, and encouraging club session environment as possible.

As a part of this new policy we are also requesting that all students have their cameras on for the duration of our club sessions to ensure we know students are participating and attending the correct sessions for their age group.

Should you have any questions, you can reach out to us at

Social Club

Have you wanted to meet other online students your age and spend time doing fun things together and socializing? Well, you can with our new Social Club!

These 30-minute sessions are meant for you to meet and talk with other students your age, based on a theme for the month! With different activities and discussion topics, students will get the chance to hang out with other students in their grade and have a fun time they can look forward to in their week!

Minecraft Club

Do you love playing Minecraft, and you want to share your passion of gaming with other students who also love it? We we are excited to share that starting this school year, we are launching a brand new Minecraft Club for Kindergarten-12th grade students!

In these 1 hour club sessions, you will utilize Minecraft education resources to complete challenges and games your instructor has prepared for you. As students you will be able to go through and complete against one another, plus have the chance to win prizes!

You won't want to miss out on this fun Club, so be sure and sign up today!

Theater Club

We are excited to offer a Theater Club with our K-12th Grade students!

Participate in our Random Acts Theater Workshops where we learn different theatrical techniques and have a whole lot of fun with your classmates!


Get ready for LEGO Club! You can expect lots of fun in these sessions where you will get the chance to meet other students your age who are passionate about LEGO, and complete LEGO challenges together then share with one another! This jam-packed hour of fun is one you will not want to miss!

Art Club

Who is excited and ready to bring out their inner artistic genius?! Art Club is back and we are excited to offer students the chance to explore different avenues of art through this fun club. In this hour session your art club instructor will walk you through the art project for the month and by the end of the session, you will have your own artistic creation to show off!
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Follow our Stride Student Instagram Channel! @stridestudent

We are so excited to announce we have a Stride Student Engagement Instagram Channel! You can find us @stridestudent

This channel is meant to share about student engagement opportunities, as well as showcase student talent and elevate student voices to feel seen and heard! This channel is meant for our students to follow and connect with one another, as well as see what fun things we have happening!

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Get the Right Tools and Hear from Other Students During November’s Entrepreneurship Month

High school students are changing what it means to be an entrepreneur. Over 60% of high school students nationwide have started or plan to start their own business, they are putting impact over profit, and the side jobs they are doing now are teaching them transferrable skills they need for success. Go the High School Student Entrepreneurship Resource Center

Download the GenZ Entrepreneurship Guide Now

Our guide is designed to deliver quick tips and resources student entrepreneurs need to make an impact.

Get the free guide for GenZ now.

Students - Share Ideas and Connect in Tallo’s New Online Entrepreneurship Community

With a Talllo profile, you can interact, comment, and learn from other high schools involved in entrepreneurship.

View the community, log-in, and connect with other students now here.

Get a profile or learn more about Tallo at this page.

Live Event for High School Students– Boss Yourself: A Teenager's Guide to Entrepreneurship

Learn from entrepreneur and student coach at INDLS, Gina Oakley! Do you dream of becoming a teen boss and running your own business? Join this exciting webinar to discover the benefits of entrepreneurship and how to be an entrepreneur, all while you are still in high school.

Friday, November 18, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Students can register here.

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Students Can Share their Entrepreneurial Journey & Be Featured

Students - tell us about your business or entrepreneurial journey. If selected, we will contact you to learn more and feature you on our entrepreneur site or social media!

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New Internship Resources for High Schoolers

We're excited to announce the launch of our new internship listings webpage! Use it to search and filter hundreds of internship listings to find your perfect fit for a great on-the-job learning experience you can gain before graduation! A perfect complement to a Stride Career Prep education, a high school internship is another great way to get to the future you want—faster. And our search feature can help you find opportunities that are right for you. We also offer great tips and advice about building your resume, honing your interview skills, and keeping motivated on the job. What's more—our internship listings are updated daily, so be sure to check back often.

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Stride Esports & Summer Camps

Want to provide your student with an activity that will help them build real-world skills? Want an alternative to traditional athletics that still teaches teamwork, communication, and decision-making skills?

Join Esports! Your student will benefit from character development, discipline, self-esteem, and sportsmanship through gameplay! This spring, we will have tournaments in League of Legends, Fortnite, Rocket League, and Chess! For students ages 13+.

*Age requirements and school participation may vary by school or state. Please check with your school to confirm eligibility.

Learning Coach Community

Unlocking the power of community just became easier. You can now access the Learning Coach Community directly from the Online School or from the K12 App. Log in using your Learning Coach credentials, click Community and join the virtual village of Learning Coaches ready to help you seize this school year together.

  • Access engaging content, discussions and helpful resources
  • Learn from and encourage other Learning Coaches
  • Connect students with other students and engagement opportunities