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About ASU Preparatory Academy

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:

  • We are a Cambridge Curriculum school aligned with the AZ College and Career Ready standards.
  • Family involvement is the key to our success.
  • Digital learning is integrated into our coursework to help students be savvy online learners.
  • When ready, students are able to take Arizona State University courses for credit and explore college majors and disciplines in an effort to reduce the time and cost to their first degree.
  • Our high school graduation requirements are aligned with ASU’s admission requirements and exceed state requirements.
  • We have a comprehensive program that includes sports and extra-curricular activities to support students beyond the school day.
  • The ASU Prep list of NCAA courses reflects those courses reviewed by the NCAA Eligibility Center. The NCAA does not endorse, certify, officially recognize or accredit high schools. The parent/guardian of a prospective student-athlete should ensure that programs are in compliance with NCAA bylaws.

Accreditation & Certification

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ASU Preparatory Academy programs (onsite/online courses) are accredited by AdvancED.

ASU prep STEM seal

ASU Prep Poly STEM Academy and ASU Prep Poly STEM High School are STEM-certified schools.

Cambridge Curriculum

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:

  • Cambridge Primary – for ages 5-11
  • Cambridge Secondary – for ages 11-14
  • Cambridge IGCSE – for ages 14-16
  • Cambridge International AS & A Level – for ages 16+


“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

Classroom experience

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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.

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At the STEM Academy, students engage in content and engineering challenges offered by leading STEM and partnering organizations.

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Students can explore college majors and career disciplines through personalized academic apprenticeships with ASU faculty and community organizations.

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Students develop leadership skills, public speaking skills, and civic responsibility through project ventures and university experiences.

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After demonstrating readiness, students have the opportunity to take ASU courses for credit while supported by ASU Prep faculty.

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Students use technology for completing coursework.

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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