Destinations Career Academy of Georgia Enrollment in progress

New public school curriculum will put students on the path to career success

ATLANTE, March 29, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Registration is now open for the 2022-2023 school year at Destinations Career Academy of Georgia (GADCA), a full-time online public school program for students in grades 6-8 . Licensed by the Georgia State Charter School Commission, GADCA will serve high school students beginning in August, with plans to grow by grade level each year to eventually serve students in grades 6 through 12.

GADCA will provide students with a standards-aligned curriculum facilitated by certified Georgia teachers on a platform designed for teaching and learning online, from the safety of their home or anywhere with an internet connection. Through the school’s Stride Career Prep program, students can combine a solid academic foundation with hands-on learning experiences in career exploration and in-demand fields such as business, health sciences and engineering. computer science.

According to job market data from Burning Glass, more than 450,000 job openings posted in Georgia in the last year require an education less than a bachelor’s degree, nearly double the number of those opportunities. the year before the pandemic. And with Lending Tree reporting that 1.6 million Georgians have more than $65 billion in student debt, GADCA is opening its doors at a time when families need learning options that will strengthen prospects. career paths of students before graduation from high school.

“When it comes to public education in Georgia, students need options that will prepare them for personal and professional success,” said Joseph Cortes, executive director of GADCA. “Seeing the lack of adequate career education options for students in Georgia, the Destinations Career Academy of Georgia Board of Trustees is proud to present families with an online learning environment that meets their current needs and sets us on the path to a bright future.”

GADCA’s core subjects and career-focused courses will include opportunities for group projects, project-based learning, and one-on-one state staff support in an environment designed for full-time online learning. Students can balance a full academic schedule with extracurricular activities, internships, or other specialized needs. Whether their GADCA high school diploma leads them directly to the world of work, the military, or higher education, students will be equipped with the skills to get there.

The GADCA curriculum is provided by Stride, Inc., an education leader with over 20 years of experience delivering online education to students across the country. Stride has worked with schools and districts in all 50 states to help develop local solutions that meet personalized online and blended learning goals.

Enrollment for grades 6-8 at Destinations Career Academy of Georgia is now open for the 2022-2023 school year. For more information, visit

About Destinations Career Academy of Georgia

Georgia Destinations Career Academy (GADCA) is a full-time online learning program for students statewide in grades 6-8. GADCA is free for Georgian students and provides families with access to the program provided by Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN). The school’s Stride Career Prep program combines core high school courses with industry-relevant, career-focused electives. Learners learn real-world skills while gaining work experience and preparing for industry-recognized certification exams. For more information on registering for GADCA, visit

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Emilie Riordan
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Strid, Inc.
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