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About ASU Prep
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Founded in 2008, ASU Preparatory Academy originally operated as University Public Schools, Inc. (UPSI), which opened its first campus in Mesa, Arizona. ASU Prep opened its downtown Phoenix location just one year later, in collaboration with the Phoenix Elementary School District, and began moving its Mesa location to ASU’s Polytechnic campus that same year.

In 2016, a third location opened in Casa Grande, Arizona, in collaboration with Barça Residency Academy. In 2017, ASU Prep launched ASU Prep Digital, built on the same college preparatory framework with class offerings all online for part–time or full–time students anywhere in the world. In 2018, ASU Prep announced its merger with Phoenix Collegiate Academy, beginning operations as the ASU Prep South Phoenix campuses. The newest ASU Prep location, ASU Prep Pilgrim Rest, opened in August of 2022 for grades PreK-8.

  • Phoenix Campus (K-12): 735 E Fillmore Street, Phoenix
  • Polytechnic STEM Academy Campus (K-6): 6950 E Williams Field Road, Mesa
  • Polytechnic STEM High School Campus (7-12): 7330 E Innovation Way South, Mesa
  • Casa Grande Campus (7-12): 2612 West Gila Bend Highway, Casa Grande
  • South Phoenix Primary/Intermediate Campus (K-6): 5610 S Central Avenue, Phoenix
  • South Phoenix Intermediate/High School Campus (7-12): 4445 S 12th Street, Phoenix
  • Pilgrim Rest Campus (K-6): 1401 E Jefferson Street, Phoenix

Please visit https://asuprep.asu.edu/ to learn more about the ASU Preparatory Academy campus locations.


The mission of ASU Preparatory Academy is to design new models for educational success and to raise academic achievement for all learners.

We do this by:

  • Striving to create positive relationships with families and communities to support the academic success of all students
  • Fostering meaningful and collaborative relationships with all stakeholders
  • Providing a safe and well-maintained learning environment
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ASU Charter

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

ASU Prep
Prep for college.
Prep for careers.
Prep for life.
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This handbook provides guidelines and expectations for students, staff and families that will support a learning environment to best accomplish the mission of ASU Preparatory Academy.