Enroll at Destinations Career Academy
You've decided to start learning more about the world of opportunities available to you. Through career readiness education, you can connect with like-minded students, state-certified teachers, and industry professionals who help you develop independence, critical thinking, and the soft skills required to succeed in top industries. We can't wait to help you get started.
HOW TO ENROLL AT DESTINATIONS
Destinations makes enrollment easy. Watch the video for more detailed instructions on completing your application in the Parent Portal, which houses student enrollment information and documentation. Or, read through the brief overview below as well as what to expect before the first day of school.
Provide student information in the Parent Portal.
This includes student’s name, grade, address, and date of birth. Notice the K12 logo? Destinations is a program offered by K12, a leader in online education for more than 20 years. Students can participate in Destinations at one of the many K12-powered schools across the country.
Select your school of choice.
The Parent Portal will suggest schools based on the information provided in Step 1—like student’s age and the state where they live. Please note that availability may vary depending on the school and location you select.
Answer admissions questions.
If you have questions along the way, don’t hesitate to use the chat box within the Parent Portal or on destinationacademy.com.
Submit student documentation.
This will include student’s proof of residency, birth certificate, immunization records, and current transcripts, as well as other documents specific to the school. Don’t wait to submit your documents all at once. Instead, submit what you have on hand as soon as possible. Please note that individual enrollment processes and requirements vary by school and state.
Once all enrollments steps are complete and documentation is accepted, you will receive your next steps. Once your child has been approved, you will be contacted by our onboarding team before your first day. In the event of a wait-list, your child will be added once all steps are complete and you will be contacted when space becomes available.
What type of student socialization and interaction opportunities does Destinations provide?
In addition to participating in career clubs, students can connect with peers around the nation during after-class activities. This includes joining online clubs—like Photography, Dance, and Chess—and playing on sports teams at their local high school.* They can also participate in:
- Virtual and in-person field trips to nearby theme parks and museums
- Spelling bees, science fairs, talent shows, game nights, and school dances
- Leadership development, college, and career workshops
- Online summer camps
What does a typical day look like for a Destinations student?
Destinations gives students the freedom to enroll in classes they’re passionate about, however much of the day looks similar to those at a traditional brick-and-mortar school:
- Morning: Attending core classes like math, English, and history
- Early afternoon: Attending career-focused electives to develop job-specific skills
- Late afternoon: Shadowing industry professionals during internships or apprenticeships*
- After class: Finishing up assignments, working on passion projects, or attending extracurriculars—the choice is theirs
What does the curriculum look like?
Students can take high school courses like Advanced Placement®, honors, and credit recovery.* All students are required to take core classes that fall within the following subjects:
- English: American literature, British and world literature, journalism, and public speaking
- Math: algebra, geometry, pre-calculus/trigonometry, practical math, and probability and statistics
- Science: earth science, physical science, biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science
- History: U.S. history, world history, geography, modern world studies, U.S. government, U.S. global economics, sociology, anthropology, and government and politics
- Other: personal fitness, skills of health, physical education, art, music appreciation, and world language (French, Spanish, German, Latin, Chinese)
In addition to core classes, students can enroll in career-focused electives* from the following career fields:
- Health and human services
- Information technology
- Agriculture, food, and natural resources
- Manufacturing and the trades
- Others, as available at different schools*
Watch a sample lesson.
Do students receive a diploma upon graduation?
Yes, students that complete the career readiness education program receive a diploma upon graduation, just like at a traditional high school. In addition, some of our classes can help students prep for industry-recognized certifications† that can help them get ahead.
Is there personalized support and attention available?
Students have access to an entire Destinations support team, including:
- Teachers who offer support during lessons and outside of classes, while also making sure students are staying on track with their career goals.
- School counselors who create a graduation plan and help determine which career might be right for each student.
- Career counselors who determine which electives align with each student’s goals and provide support in obtaining internships and work experiences.
As the parent or legal guardian of a Destinations student, you’ll work alongside this team and act as your teen’s Learning Coach to provide even more support in the comfort of their home. This means you’ll:
- Provide academic support, motivation, and guidance throughout the school year
- Ensure your child is on track with assignments and coursework
- Communicate with teachers
- Report daily attendance if required by your school
Where can I find tuition-free Destinations schools?
Our tuition-free public schools offer career readiness education for high school students in grades 9–12 and offer five career pathways.* Students interested in Business, Information Technology, or Health and Human Services can enroll in our program as early as 6th grade at our tuition-based private schools. Please refer to the interactive map on the Our Schools page to find a tuition-free Destinations school near you.
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