ASU Preparatory Academy
ASU Preparatory Academies are a network of charter schools sponsored by Arizona State University to design new models of educational success that improves student achievement for all learners.
As our state regulator, ASU measures our performance and outcomes and holds us accountable to our mission.Charter Sponsor Bylaws 5-Year Performance Reviews
ASU Prep Governing Board
As a not-for-profit 501c3, we are also managed by a governing board.
George Dean has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Phoenix Urban League since mid 1992. He is a former CEO of the Sacramento, California and Omaha, Nebraska affiliates, and has served more than 25 years as an Urban League staff member. In February of 2013, he was appointed Western Regional Vice President of the NUL Association of Executives (AOE). Honors: Mr. Dean was presented with an Honorary Law Degree from Arizona Summit Law School in May 2013 and the Victoria Foundation established the George H. Dean Scholarship for undergraduates and graduates within the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona in December 2014.Mr. Dean holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Arizona State University and Graduate Studies in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University.
Mr. José Cárdenas is a 1977 Stanford University Law School graduate, he was a partner in the law firm of Lewis and Roca before joining Arizona State University in 2009. He also served as the firm’s managing partner and later as its chairman. Mr. Cárdenas served ASU as Sr. Vice President and General Counsel until July of 2022 when he assumed his new position as Senor University Advisor. He is also Special Counsel to the ASU Office of General Counsel.
Amy has been exploring education innovation and personalized learning for more than ten years with her efforts in school design, marketing strategy and educational policy. She is dedicated to educational reform and instructional choice for all students. She is also a fan of all things soccer and chasing her children and chickens around her yard.
Julie has been celebrated as an education disruptor for nearly three decades. She was the founding CEO and president of Florida Virtual School, the world’s first state-wide virtual school and one of the nation’s largest K-12 online education provider. When not leading international school programs, you’ll find her at the nearest beach with several golden retrievers.
Katie Ratlief has been involved in shaping public policy in Arizona for over a decade. She currently serves as Executive Director for the Common Sense Institute Arizona, a non-partisan, free market research organization. Previously, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff, Senior Advisor, and Director of Legislative Affairs to an Arizona governor. Katie lives in Phoenix with her husband Casey and dog Betsy.
In addition to our governance model, we hope you also explore our rich network of options for teaching and learning. These models empower students to explore the world around them, enable problem solving in and for their own communities, and teach them to apply knowledge to bring students success in all aspects of their life.ASU Prep Home Page
Governance Board Meeting Notices
Board of Directors Meeting – ASU Preparatory Academy’s Board of Directors generally holds a regular meeting once per month. Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.01 and A.R.S §38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the general public that the Board of Directors of ASU Preparatory Academy, will hold Regular Sessions on the following dates during the 2023-2024 school year:
- Sept 12, 2023
- Oct 10, 2023
- Nov 14, 2023
- Jan 23, 2024
Mar 26, 2024Rescheduled to Apr 9, 2024
- May 14, 2024
- June 25, 2024
- July 9, 2024
Each Regular Session will begin at 9am. The Board of Directors meets virtually, and the public may attend via Zoom https://asu.zoom.us/j/84031417702 or telephone by dialing into +1 602 753 0140 Meeting ID: 8403 1417 702.
Those who are unable to participate virtually are invited to ASU Preparatory Academy’s District Office located at 1130 E University Dr. STE 230, Tempe, AZ 85281. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation: such as a language interpreter, by contacting ASU Prep Academy at ASUPrep@asu.edu or by calling 480-727-2435. Act (29 CFR 35.106; Notice)
Copies of the agenda and supporting materials will be available 24 hours prior to the meeting online at https://asuprep.asu.edu/governance/ or you may review the agenda in person at the District Office. The Board reserves the right to change the order of items on the agenda, with exception of public hearings. One or more members of the Board may participate in the meeting by telephonic communications. Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02(H) the Board will not discuss, consider, or decide those matters not listed on the agenda. Pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.03 (A)(3), the Board may vote to go into Executive Session, which will not be open to the public, to consult with its attorney and obtain legal advice on any matter listed on the agenda.
Proposed budget and hearing notices FY24
*ASU Prep Pilgrim Rest is included in the ASU Prep Phoenix Elementary School charter
Governance Board Meeting Archive
2022 – 2023
2021 – 2022
2020 – 2021
2019 – 2020
2018 – 2019
2017 – 2018
2016 – 2017
2014 – 2015
2013 – 2014
All ASU Prep AFRs can be viewed on the ADE website, located here.
ASU Prep Casa Grande High School FY22 AFR
ASU Prep Digital FY22 AFR
ASU Prep Phoenix Elementary School FY22 AFR
ASU Prep Phoenix Middle School FY22 AFR
ASU Prep Phoenix High School FY22 AFR
ASU Prep Poly Elementary FY22 AFR
ASU Prep Poly Middle School FY22 AFR
ASU Prep Poly High School FY22 AFR
ASU Prep South Phoenix Elementary School FY22 AFR
ASU Prep South Phoenix Middle School FY22 AFR
ASU Prep South Phoenix High School FY22 AFR
ASU Preparatory Academy Annual Financial Report
ASU Prep Casa Grande High School FY21 AFR
ASU Prep Digital FY21 AFR
ASU Prep Phoenix Elementary School FY21 AFR
ASU Prep Phoenix Middle School FY21 AFR
ASU Prep Phoenix High School FY21 AFR
ASU Prep Poly Elementary FY21 AFR
ASU Prep Poly Middle School FY21 AFR
ASU Prep Poly High School FY21 AFR
ASU Prep South Phoenix Elementary School FY21 AFR
ASU Prep South Phoenix Middle School FY21 AFR
ASU Prep South Phoenix High School FY21 AFR
Average Teacher Salaries
Average Teacher Salaries (per A.R.S.15-189.05 Casa Grande)
Average Teacher Salaries (per A.R.S.15-189.05 ASU Prep Digital)
Average Teacher Salaries (per A.R.S.15-189.05 Phoenix High School)
Average Teacher Salaries (per A.R.S.15-189.05 Phoenix Middle School)
Average Teacher Salaries (per A.R.S.15-189.05 Phoenix Elementary School)
Average Teacher Salaries (per A.R.S.15-189.05 Poly High School)
Average Teacher Salaries (per A.R.S.15-189.05 Poly Middle School)
Average Teacher Salaries (per A.R.S.15-189.05 Poly Elementary School)
Average Teacher Salaries (per A.R.S.15-189.05 South Phoenix High School)
Average Teacher Salaries (per A.R.S.15-189.05 South Phoenix Middle School)
Average Teacher Salaries (per A.R.S.15-189.05 South Phoenix Elementary School)