Student Engagement Activities

For Students Enrolled in a Stride K12-powered School

Ready to Spell it Out? The Stride National Spelling Bee Is Here!

Join 3rd–12th students across the country and show off your spelling skills in an epic word game with multiple rounds—school, state, regional, and national. Any eligible student can participate starting at the state level, whether they are enrolled at a Stride K12-powered school or not.

Regional winners receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to compete on a national stage. The national winner will receive a $200 Amazon e-gift card along with a trophy and certificate. There are other prizes for different round winners too!

Check out the buzz and register by January 28, 2022.

Young Minds and Big Ideas Can Save the Planet

Stride and The Nature Conservancy are partnering to offer our first-ever Innovation Challenge for students in grades 9–12 to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental issues. The deadline for proposals was November 30th, 2021. The national winner will get $1,000 donated to an environmental charity in their name, a $1,000 Amazon e-gift card, and so much more. Stay tuned to learn who the semi-finalists are.

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The REEL Me Video Challenge

Calling all students—It's time to get REEL with our next challenge! In our second annual REEL Me Video challenge, we want to see and hear about your Stride K12-powered school experience—right from you, in real life. Share your two-minute video, where you give us your take on one of three themes showing how online school helps you discover your real self. Everyone who enters has a chance to win, and selected winners in each grade range (K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12) will earn a prize!

The contest runs December 17, 2021 through February 14, 2022. Find full details and official contest rules, along with the entry form, at

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December/January Photo Contest: Winter Weather

Our December/January photo contest theme is Winter Weather - we want to see pictures of the winter weather where you live! Whether it's snowbanks and frost-covered trees, or wind blowing through the palm trees on the beach we want to see what winter weather looks like in your area! Use your creativity to capture the moment.

We are encouraging you to submit a photograph (limit to 1) you have taken relating to our December/January theme, Winter Weather, 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. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate. If you experience issues uploading or have any questions, email

The contest runs December 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022.

See full details and official contest rules.

Upload your photo here:

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High School Students Don’t Miss this Webinar! How to Land a Job or Internship Offer | Friday, January 28th at 12PM Eastern Time

If you are a high school student searching for a job now or an internship to help prepare you for life after graduation, you won’t want to miss this webinar. Our Student Success Coaches will show you practical tips on overcoming challenges, how to get your application noticed, and how to land the job or internship offer. The job search or internship process can be confusing at times, but we are here to help. Bring all of your questions for a live Q&A with our Stride Student Success Coaches. Register here:

Big News: Tallo is officially hosting the 2022 College Fair of the Year on February 10th.

This is your chance to meet two-year and four-year colleges and universities, and minority institutions from across the country all in one place! There’s a $1,000 scholarship up for grabs just for attending! Register now for the college fair.

It’s all happening on Ping by Tallo, our app that matches you with best-fit schools based on mutual interests and qualifications.

Sign-up takes just 5 minutes! Here’s why you should join:

· Attending gets you a shot at $1,000

· See which colleges match best and chat with your top picks

· Join this low-pressure event and explore if college is the right next step for you

· Join anytime from anywhere— this fair lasts from 8am-8pm ET giving you plenty of flexibility

Don’t Miss Out! Register now for the College Fair of the Year.

Tools to Help You Get Ahead and Prepare for Life After High School with An Internship

You’re thinking about the future. Maybe you aren’t sure where to start, or maybe you’ve been dreaming about plans after graduation for years. Either way, it’s not too early or too late to start thinking about internships. As an intern, you gain hands-on work experience, explore careers, discover strengths, learn new skills, and a lot more.

That’s why we’ve published The Ultimate Internship Playbook for Employers - to help Stride K12-powered high school students get hired as interns and gain experience. This playbook explains what an internship program is and isn’t, how employers can create one, the benefits of an internship program for employers and students, and how and why organizations can hire Stride K12-powered high school students.

Download it here or get it direct from our new Employer Resource Center.

Want to learn more about internships? Visit our NEW online Employer Resource Center to learn how employers design them, why they hire interns, and more.

Tip: Share this playbook and online resource with employers your counselors, Student Success Coaches, Learning Coaches, and parents when searching for internships. These are designed to help you get hired!

Plus, Get Internship Ready with Your School Assigned Student Success Coach

High school students at Stride K12-powered public schools have access to Student Success Coaches. They meet virtually to offer advice on creating resumes, networking, interviewing, financial aid, college preparation, internships, and more—all at no cost.

Find Your Coach, Learn More, and Schedule Your Session

Build a Profile on Tallo to Get Matched with Jobs, Internships, Scholarships, College Programs, & More

Why join Tallo? Everyone has a skill, interest, or ability that someone else is looking for. We're talking jobs, internships, scholarships, college programs, and more. Showcase your skills, get matched with colleges and companies, and figure out the next steps that are right for you.

It's free! It’s quick and easy. Get Started with Tallo Now.

Connect to Career and College Prep Advice on Our Blog

· A Coach’s Advice on Real-World Personal Branding

· Getting Ahead with Success Coaching

Stride Esports

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.

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Stride K12 Club Offerings

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:

NOTE: Club sessions will resume on January 10th, 2022. All times listed in Eastern Standard Time.

All times listed in EST

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!

Chess Club

Get ready for our new Stride Chess Club available to students in K-12th grade! 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 Chess, and challenge one another to a game of chess through our new partner, ChessKid. This jam-packed hour of fun is one you will not want to miss!

Art Club

Are you an artist looking for a place to hone in on your skills?

Join Stride's National Art Club, available to K-12th Grade students, where you will get the chance to collaborate with other artists like yourself, create bonds with other students, and develop your techniques and even build an art collection to showcase at the end of the year!

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!

Jam/Music Club

Jam Club is a challenging and fun way to learn the fundamentals of playing an instrument both on your own and with others! Through one-and-a-half-hour virtual jam sessions, students will play along with the instructor to develop the basic skills of rhythm, tempo, harmony, and improvisation by “doing” as opposed to just watching. Sprinkled throughout each session will be instruction. Jam Club is a fun and exciting way of opening a student up to a world of sonic possibilities!


Get ready for LEGO Club available to K-8th grade students!

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!

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Learning Coach Community

Join thousands of Learning Coaches in the National LC Community within the K12 App. This virtual village has been built to help Learning Coaches:

  • Connect with one another
  • Enjoy interactive discussions
  • Receive and share advice, ideas and encouragement

One of the most popular topics in the National Community is LCs connecting their students – for example, LCs share their students interests and gaming handles so the students can make friends.

Download the K12 App, log in using your Learning Coach credentials, and join the National K12 Learning Coach community and if your school has a school-specific community you’ll have access to that as well.