Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Stride, Inc. periodically updates its Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the “Code of Conduct”), which applies to of our all directors, officers and employees. On August 4, 2022, Stride’s Board of Directors approved certain amendments to the Code of Conduct, including updates to reflect regulatory and legal developments and to provide additional guidance on best practices.

Stride Ethics Hotline

Our Stride community is essential to supporting students, and their success. Complying with external regulations and our own internal policies and procedures is vital to the success of our schools and our students.

Stride is committed to maintaining an environment free from harassment, discrimination, violence, and the use and presence of illegal substances. Maintaining an ethical, and safe community requires that our community makes a commitment to uphold our values, and ethical standards.

At Stride, we believe that creating an environment where employees feel comfortable raising issues without fear of retaliation is a cornerstone of maintaining ethical, and safe operations. Stride does not permit, or tolerate any acts of retaliation against anyone who – in good faith - raises an issue, or cooperates with an investigation. Your reports matter to us, and we take them seriously.

We need our community to raise their hand – to speak up – when you see unethical, or unlawful conduct. To that end, we have several channels allowing you to raise your hand. When you see or suspect unethical, illegal, or unsafe conduct in our workplace, you should communicate your concerns to your immediate supervisor, or, if you prefer, one of the channels here.

You can contact us here:

  • You can contact our Ombudsman directly at The Ombudsman is managed by leaders such as a Stride Attorney, and by a Compliance leader. Our Ombuds team will ensure your concerns are raised confidentially as outlined in Stride’s Employee Handbook.
  • Actual, or suspected violations of Stride’s Code of Business Conduct can be reported to the Ombudsman, or via Stride’s Speak Up Hotline. This hotline allows you to raise issues anonymously, and confidentially.

Though we respond as quickly as possible to your concerns and comments, these hotlines are not a 911 or an emergency service. Do not use these hotlines to report immediate threats to life, or to property. Contact local authorities for emergency assistance.

Political Contribution Policy

Stride maintains a Political Contribution Policy that governs the making of corporate political contributions and other campaign expenditures by Stride Inc. and its subsidiaries. Pursuant to Stride’s Delegation of Authority Policy and the Political Contribution Policy, Stride’s CEO may approve Political Contributions up to $100,000 subject to the prior approval of the General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Public Affairs. The Delegation of Authority Policy requires that any Political Contributions be disclosed to the Board on a quarterly basis.

Corporate Federal Lobbying Activities

Information about Stride Inc.'s federal lobbying activities is available by searching websites maintained by the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate, which may be found at and

Trade Association Membership

Stride Inc. supports trade associations in the United States that represent a broad spectrum of views on industry and policy issues. As of April 2024, Stride is not currently a member of any trade association with annual dues of $25,000 or more.