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ASU Preparatory is a tuition-free college preparatory school that serves students in grades K-12. We are chartered by Arizona State University with the goal of helping each student Prep for college. Prep for careers. Prep for life.
At ASU Prep:
ASU Preparatory Academy programs (onsite/online courses) are accredited by AdvancED.
of our students admitted
to any four-year degree granting
universities (71% admitted to ASU)
Five-year graduation rate for
the 2016–2017 school year
of last year’s graduating class
received one or more scholarships
in scholarships acquired by
the Class of 2018
ASU Preparatory Academy is a Cambridge Curriculum school aligned with the AZ College and Career Ready standards focused on critical thinking skills and deep learning experiences. The Cambridge Curriculum helps students develop critical thinking and learning skills that prepare them for success in college. Programs are designed to be challenging. Students learn the key concepts of each subject by examining them in depth, and at their own pace. Each area is flexible so that teachers can use relevant examples like local context and culture.
Students have to demonstrate core understanding of a subject and be able to think critically. Exams are used to recognize, reward and encourage this learning. The Cambridge Curriculum has different levels meant for different ages of learning:
“The teachers here challenge you, and I consider this a very good thing. They’re always informed on what they’re teaching, rather than just reading out of the book. They care about what they’re doing, and it shows.”
- ASU Preparatory Academy Student, High School Senior Review posted on education search website
An Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) is developed for each student in consultation with parents/guardians and families and is conducted quarterly. This plan includes a list of learning outcomes the student is expected to achieve and a visual indicator of progress and an agenda for personal conferences with the student’s teachers and parents/guardians. The final level of achievement on each learning outcome will be a part of the student’s 10-week report card.
Students learn in an inclusive learning environment that is personalized to their needs.
At the STEM Academy, students engage in content and engineering challenges offered by leading STEM and partnering organizations.
Students can explore college majors and career disciplines through personalized academic apprenticeships with ASU faculty and community organizations.
Students develop leadership skills, public speaking skills, and civic responsibility through Capstone project ventures and university experiences.
After demonstrating readiness, juniors and seniors have the opportunity to take ASU courses while supported by ASU Prep faculty.
Students use technology for completing coursework.
Each quarter, students work together to create a project/product which showcases the learning achieved during the quarter. At the end of the quarter, students and families gather together in the evening for a display of the work accomplished. These events, called Summatives, are times for celebration of work completed and goals mastered.
Our families contribute a minimum of 30 hours per year to help students succeed.
“ASU Prep has amazing teachers who really care and make a difference with every student!”
- ASU Preparatory Academy Parent, Facebook Review