Student Engagement Activities

For Students Enrolled in a Stride K12-powered School

Check out our fun summer events!

Summer Programming 2021

June Photo Contest: Water

Our June photo contest theme is Water - with summer here, we want to see all the fun water pictures you have, whether it's waterfalls or other beautiful water creations, or a family fun picture at the waterpark! Use your creativity to capture a moment with water.


We are encouraging you to submit a photograph you have taken relating to our June theme, Water, 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 June 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021. Full details and official contest rules, along with the entry form at bit.ly/K12PhotoContest.

Weekly LEGO Challenges

Check out this week's LEGO challenge!

Each week we will release a LEGO challenge on Monday at 9AM ET and you will have one week to create a build with LEGO bricks that applies to the challenge! Submit a picture of your build through our TINT page by Sunday at 11:59 PM ET to be considered for a prize.

Virtual Cookoff

The compeition launches June 1, 2021 and ends June 30, 2021 at 5pm EST. Full details and official contest rules, along with the entry form at bit.ly/K12VirtualCookoff.


Competition Layout:

  • Students must create a meal dish or dessert following the specific guidelines laid out in the Cookoff Requirements.
  • All entries must be homemade and the work of the person making the entry.
  • The dish must be prepared within 90 minutes from prep to plating.
  • Recipes must yield at least 2 portions.
  • All competitors must have an adult proctor present during the Cookoff that can verify upon submission that all rules and requirements were adhered too.
  • The Top 5 competitors will get the chance to compete in a Live National Cooking Competition held via Zoom Webinar.
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Build Your Brand on Social Media

Do you want to learn how to express who you are in a fun and professional way through social media? Well, this summer we are offering six (6) social media sessions that will address:

  • How to build and reflect your personal brand
  • Different features within the platform and best practices
  • Questions submitted by you the student prior to the session
  • Tips and tricks for the platform


Click to register for the following sessions:

*Must be at least 13 years or older to attend*

Esports Camp

Students will have the opportunity to participate in 4 different games; League of Legends, Super Smash Bros, Rocket League, and Fortnite. This camp will start June 24th and continue weekly through August 13th.


Each of these games with have one week where the session will be dedicated to teaching students new skills within the game, and they will have time to practice these skills with one another. The second week will feature competitive play where students will get the chance to compete against one another to see who is the best!


Click to register for the following sessions:

*Must be at least 13 years or older to attend*

Cake Decorating Competition

This competition would be varied slightly for different age ranges

  • K-5th would have the opportunity to decorate a cookie or cupcake
  • 6th-12th would have the opportunity to decorate a two-tier cake


There would be two categories' participants could enter:

  • Birthday
  • Special Occasion (you decide)


The competition will begin on July 1st, 2021 and participants must upload a picture and/or video of their submission via TINT by July 31st at 5pm ET.


Judging Criteria:

Creativity, Development of a new idea, Visual Impact, Workmanship, Degree of Difficulty, Proportion, Balance and Color

#FutureBuilt Career Skills Camp

Do you want your high schooler to be set up for future career success? Then register your student now for Stride's FREE career skills summer camp called #FutureBuilt, July 12-15. In just an hour a day, your student will learn how to build a great resume (even if they have no professional experience), ace an interview, network to find an internship, set goals, and more.


Our team of expert career coaches will make sure your teen leaves with skills that will make them more confident, more professional, and certainly #FutureBuilt. Check out all the free camps Stride is offering this summer and register now at https://www.k12.com/summercamps

Jam Club

We are excited to offer a Jam club for our 6th-12th Grade students through July!

Are you ready to be a part of a challenging and fun way to learn the fundamentals of playing an instrument both on your own and with others? Join us as we participate in some fun jam club sessions with other students your own age!

Theatre Club

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

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

Weekly DIY Videos

Check out this week's DIY Project Video!

Each week a DIY project video will be available on the Student Engagement Activities Newsletter for you to use as inspiration in making your own DIY craft, and when you're done, you can upload a picture of your project via our TINT page! Available to all enrolled students in K-12th grade!

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Tuition-Free Summer Camps, Courses, and Programs

Make the most of the summer months by participating in Stride K12 virtual summer camps and courses! From career training to coding, we've got you covered. Look through our offerings below to see what fits your interests and your schedule. Register now, and check back often as sessions open.