Career & College Prep

Career and College Prep

Are you a 6–12th grader looking to get a jump-start on your future? You can use your middle and 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 classes to explore your options and find your passion—all while working toward 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 courses in the high-demand field of your choice:

Student Career Coaching

MODA high school students can meet with career coaches to get advice on creating résumés, networking, interviewing, financial aid, college preparation, internships, and more! These virtual sessions are free to students at K12-powered schools.

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You can also:

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Participate in career clubs

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Prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams upon graduation*

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Gain workplace skills

Job Shadow Week

Schools powered by K12 teamed up with businesses nationwide to give students the opportunity to explore different career fields while discovering their passions. Watch as students experience Job Shadow Week.

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Career Clubs

MODA students can enroll in career clubs, also called career technical service organizations (CTSOs). CTSOs allow students with similar career interests to connect, practice professional skills, work on service projects, take field trips, and compete against other schools at the local, state, and national levels. MODA 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 MODA 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

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

FBLA helps students prepare for careers in business and business-related fields through leadership development, academic competitions, community service, awards, and more.

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

This national CTSO is for students interested in the services surrounding families and consumers. Participation allows students to:

Build real-world skills

  • Explore career opportunities
  • Engage in events and competitions
  • Apply for scholarships and awards 
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*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.