ASU Preparatory Academy - Family Handbook

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Welcome Letter

Dear ASU Prep Families,

We would like to extend a warm welcome and thank you for trusting ASU Preparatory Academy with your student(s)! For those of you who are new to our schools, we are very happy to have you become a member of the ASU Preparatory Academy family. For those of you returning to our schools, we are very glad to have you back and hope that you enjoy another year of school.

Please take the time to read through our entire handbook as a family. Reading each section will help you understand the ASU Prep practices that ensure all students are able to learn in a supportive environment. The purpose of this handbook is to communicate the expectations of ASU Prep in order to ensure that all students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members can enjoy the educational opportunities offered by their schools.

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to design new models for educational success and raise academic achievement for all learners.

Stay up to date with our school’s weekly newsletters and by visiting our website at Our learning environment is most successful when all the partners are involved. Thank you for your involvement and for helping make ASU Preparatory Academy a great place to learn for your student.


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Family and Community Engagement

At ASU Preparatory Academy we believe family engagement and support help make critical contributions to student success. We value parent engagement and expertise and encourage parents to participate in campus events, PTO meetings, and teacher appreciation. At ASU Prep, we are committed to working with you to foster an environment of success for your student. Research has shown that students who have the support of their families are more successful in school and ultimately more prepared for college and career upon graduation.

During the school year, ASU Preparatory Academy sends an email newsletter to families. We will help you stay connected to information about resources and upcoming events. The primary guardian for each student will be added to the distribution list. If you would like to receive the newsletter for your school, please reach out to your front office team and ask to be subscribed.

Parent/Guardian Conduct on Campus

ASU Preparatory Academy takes securing the educational facility and learning environment seriously. Additionally, all visitors to our campus, including parents and guardians are expected to adhere to our civility code. Any parent/guardian who disrupts, threatens the safety of staff or students, or otherwise interferes with ASU Preparatory Academy may, at the discretion of the administration, no longer be permitted on the campus of ASU Preparatory Academy.

Individualized Learner Profile (ILP)

Individualized Learner Profiles (ILP) will be developed for each student in consultation with parents/guardians and families. Progress toward the ILP goals will be monitored throughout the year. This plan will include a list of learning outcomes the student is expected to achieve by the end of the semester. This list will serve as both a visual indicator of progress and an agenda for personal conferences with the student’s teachers and parents/guardians.

Student/parent/teacher conferences will be conducted throughout the year. The conference will include a review of the student’s progress and goals for the upcoming term.Participation in the ILP conference is required for the parent/guardian and student.

Assessments and Testing

Academic progress at ASU Preparatory Academy will be monitored and assessed using state standardized tests, progress monitoring and a benchmarking assessment. These tests measure proficiency in reading, writing, science and mathematics. Students in all grades will also be monitored through curriculum-based assessments. Teachers create content-specific assessments and students also self-assess their progress. Assessments will be explained in detail at Individualized Learner Profile (ILP) conferences.

Please note that the state of Arizona is not currently capable of administering state assessments remotely, therefore due to the limitations of the Arizona Department of Education, all ASU Preparatory students must take state assessments in person.

Student Information System

ASU Preparatory Academy uses a student information system named Infinite Campus to manage student data. Parents/guardians have access to the attendance, grading and contact information of their students through the Infinite Campus Portal. Parent/guardian login information is provided at the start of each school year.

Family Choice Day

We’re thrilled to share exciting news for the upcoming 2024-25 school year – introducing “Family Choice Day” on Fridays at ASU Prep!

Two female hybrid microschool program students working together

What is Family Choice Day on Fridays?

Family Choice Day on Fridays is a new initiative designed to give your family the flexibility to choose how and where your students learn every Friday. We believe in providing an educational experience that fits seamlessly within your lives, and Family Choice Fridays is our way of offering a tailored and innovative learning opportunity.

How do they work?

Each quarter, you will have the opportunity to register your students for your choice:

1. On campus:

Half-day programming at an ASU Prep or ASU campus, or an approved internship site. Activities include academic intervention, enrichment programming, and special field trips. This will be a special schedule looking different from Monday-Thursday. Regular after school care options will be available for the half-day.

2. At home:

Students learn from home, completing a “Friday Playlist” with options for online and/or offline learning. On occasion, students can join special campus activities, field trips, or planned offerings. Parents/guardians are responsible for submitting attendance in Infinite Campus.

Why Family Choice Fridays?

This initiative is about providing:

  • Flexibility: Choose a learning environment that suits your family’s needs.
  • Engagement: Explore various learning experiences, from on-campus workshops to at-home passion projects.
  • Connection: Be part of a community that values your input and involvement.

Please see FAQ’s for Parents.

Attendance Policy

For students who choose on campus on Fridays, attendance will be taken at each site during each period. Students who choose on campus on Fridays are expected to attend as per ASU Prep’s Attendance Policy.

For students who choose to work from home on Fridays, families are expected to submit their Friday attendance via Infinite Campus. To submit attendance on remote days, a parent/guardian will need to go to Infinite Campus and follow these instructions. You will have until 2:30 pm on remote days to complete the virtual check-in. Students will be considered absent if they haven’t completed the check-in by 2:30pm.

Progress Reports/Report Cards

In progress grades will be available to parents/guardians the fifth
week of each quarter with the final report card available at the end of each quarter.

In progress grades will be available to parents/guardians the fifth
week of each quarter with the final grade posted to the student’s transcript at the end of each semester.

Each student will develop and reuse a personal Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP), an academic planning guide, which will be reviewed annually with their academic counselor.

Students will be provided printed and/or electronic textbooks free of charge. However, students may be asked on a voluntary basis to donate a limited number of basic supplies, such as pencils, pens, notebooks and crayons. Extended day student options for high school students may include an additional materials fee.

Minimum Dress Code Rules

(Specific details regarding dress code rules will be provided by each school site)

Our school is committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all students, regardless of their race or sex. In order to maintain a sense of unity and promote a positive learning atmosphere, we have established the following dress code guidelines. These guidelines are designed to be fair and equitable, and do not discriminate against any individual or group. To enhance the experience of all our students we ask that you respect our dress code.

Any interpretation of the dress code will be determined solely by the administration at ASU Preparatory Academy including the definitions of “interference with the educational process” and “items that present a safety hazard.”

Violations of the dress code will have assigned consequences outlined in the Student Code of Conduct and at the discretion of the administration.

For all students, the expectations are as follows:

Student with computer

Uniform Policy:

The school uniform should be neat, clean, and in good condition. Clothing should fit properly and not be excessively tight or revealing.

The dress code will be enforced consistently and fairly, without bias or discrimination. Any concerns or requests for accommodation related to the dress code will be addressed on an individual basis, taking into consideration students’ needs and cultural or religious practices.

We believe that a dress code fosters a sense of unity, professionalism, and respect for oneself and others. We appreciate the cooperation of all students, parents, and staff in upholding these guidelines.

All students are required to wear the school uniform during school hours and official school events. The uniform consists of:

Solid-colored polo shirts in maroon Monday – Friday*. Long or short sleeves are allowed.Option on Friday for a gold shirt; any color shirt with the ASU logo; or any color shirt that is ASU Prep club related.

Solid-colored pants, shorts, skirts, or jumpers in khaki or black. Long pants that cover the ankles are required for science lab use on lab days.

Solid-colored sweaters, cardigans, or blazers in maroon, gold, black, white or gray may be worn over the uniform tops. No logos of any kind except for ASU Prep or ASU. Even if hoodies are allowed at your school site, hoods must remain down during school hours.

Color: Any

Closed-toe for shoes. Athletic shoes are required in Health and Wellness.

Jewelry: Students are allowed to wear simple and modest jewelry pieces such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. However, jewelry that is distracting or dangerous is not allowed.

Will be free of logos, symbols or pictures representing anything illegal, violent, illicit, or suggestive. (Specific details regarding restrictions of backpack use will be provided by each school site)

Students may have tattoos; however, to maintain a professional and respectful atmosphere, visible tattoos should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Visible tattoos should not contain nudity, offensive language, or explicit or obscene imagery.
  • Students are encouraged to cover visible tattoos that do not meet the above criteria during school hours and official school events.
  • In situations where covering a visible tattoo is not feasible, students will be encouraged to discuss alternative solutions with the school administration on a case-by-case basis, to find a suitable resolution that respects both individual expression and the school’s standards.
  • Clothing or accessories that display offensive, derogatory, or inappropriate images or messages are strictly prohibited.
  • Gang-related attire, including specific colors or symbols, is not allowed.
  • Clothing with excessive rips, tears, or holes that reveal undergarments is not permitted.
  • Any items that may pose a safety hazard or disrupt the learning environment are prohibited.

Birthdays, Holidays, and other Celebrations

Special days in the lives of our students and staff are important to them, your family and to the learning community. The manner in which we recognize and celebrate these special days should honor and respect both those who willingly participate or choose not to participate. We also support family visiting the school during lunchtime to celebrate, provided school visit requirements are followed. However, we ask that NO food or drinks be part of the celebration. We have many students with food allergies and do not want to be in a position of excluding them from the celebration. Parents, please contact your school’s front office and teacher regarding policies and restrictions around classroom celebrations during the instructional day. We ask that balloons, flowers and surprises be shared at home because they interrupt the educational process.

ASU Preparatory Academy honors diversity in all aspects of our lives. This includes the religious holidays celebrated by the wide span of religions represented in our learning community. Religious and cultural holidays are important to both the individual student and our learning community. We will not celebrate any religious holiday school-wide. Students are encouraged to share about the holidays they celebrate and tell their peers about the origin of the holiday and why the day is important to them. This can take place during the classroom meeting.

Classroom Visits

We love parent volunteers! We welcome parents and guardians who have completed the volunteer paperwork to be in their child’s classroom to volunteer. Please review the volunteer process and application here.

ASU Prep Volunteer Policies

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Volunteer Screening

Volunteer Screening:

  • New volunteers who are not parents or guardians of a child at the school must undergo a fingerprinting process.
  • To schedule an appointment for fingerprinting and volunteer processing, please call 602-496-3322.
  • Volunteers must complete an application, obtain an administrator signature, and be approved by HR before starting their work.
  • The school site will notify volunteers to begin work once Human Resources receives a complete and satisfactory background check.
  • This process may take a minimum of three weeks.

Supervision of Volunteers:

  • Volunteers work under the direct supervision of professional staff at the school.
  • Volunteers are assigned to work with teachers who have requested their assistance.
  • The school principal, supervising teachers, or volunteer coordinator are responsible for dismissing any volunteer whose actions are not in the best interest of the school or students.


  • Volunteers may come across confidential information while working with staff and students.
  • Information of a confidential nature, such as student problems, abilities, relationships, and confidences, should not be discussed with individuals who do not have a professional right or need to know.
  • Volunteers should keep confidential matters within the school and refrain from discussing individual student progress, test grades, behavior, or problems.

Dismissal of Students:

  • Volunteers may never dismiss a student from school.
  • Students needing to leave school early must have permission from the school office.
  • Under no circumstances should a volunteer take a student off campus or walk/drive them home.

Contacting Students:

  • Volunteers may not contact students by telephone or visit them at their homes.
  • Volunteers should not arrange to meet students off campus or invite them to their homes.

Insurance/Workers' Compensation:

The Network does not provide health and accident insurance or Workers’ Compensation coverage for volunteers.

Child Abuse, Bullying and Title IX (Sexual Harassment) Reporting:

  • Volunteers are required to report any allegations of bullying and/or sexual harassment made to them to a site administrator.
  • The site administrator will ensure that the information is reported to the Title IX Coordinator and/or address bullying.
  • All school district personnel, including volunteers, are obligated by law to report suspected child abuse.
  • If abuse is suspected, volunteers should contact a member of the school’s Child Abuse Reporting and Education (CARE) team or make a report to Child Protective Services (CPS) and/or local law enforcement immediately.

Child Abuse, Bullying and Title IX (Sexual Harassment) Reporting:

  • Volunteers may not discipline students.
  • If any discipline problems arise while working with a student, volunteers should promptly inform the teacher.


  • Volunteers should use staff restrooms and refrain from using student restrooms.

Dress Code:

  • Volunteers should dress appropriately and serve as adult role models for children.
  • Casual clothing is acceptable, but attire should be neat, conservative, and aligned with the professional staff’s expectations.


If the request is specifically to observe your child’s behavior in the classroom, please discuss with the principal or site administration. Given permission from the Principal and teacher approval, a parent/guardian may be able to observe his/her child’s behaviors. However, the Principal has the right to decline requests based upon the purpose of the request. Please complete this form if parent or their designees would like to do a formal observation.

Child eating in lunchroom

Food Deliveries

ASU Preparatory Academy schools are “closed campuses.” Students attending our schools are not permitted to leave the school grounds. We do have lunch available and students are permitted to bring lunch; however, any outside food deliveries (whether ordered by student or parent) will not be permitted (this includes UberEats, Postmates, etc.)

Bicycle, Walking, and Driving Safety

Students must obey traffic laws, and they should wear helmets when riding to and from school. Suspicious behavior observed along the way should be reported to a school administrator or police officer. Bicycles should be locked when parked at school. ASU Preparatory Academy is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage.

Parking Procedures and Safe Driving Motorized Vehicles

Drivers are responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle they are driving as well as the safety of their passengers. Reports of reckless driving will be dealt with as a risk to student safety. Please observe the mph speed limits and drive with concern and consideration for others. All vehicles driven by students and parked on the ASU Preparatory Academy campuses must be registered with the school. The following rules and guidelines have been established in order to provide high school students with the safest parking environment:

  • There is a site-based procedure to apply (and pay, if applicable) for a parking permit.
  • Parking permit/parking decal must be visible at all times.
  • Students driving/parking cars to and from school will be responsible for all things inside. Be sure to check daily that nothing in the car violates laws or school policies.
  • Students may only park in spaces designated for student parking.
  • All students who park vehicles on the ASU Preparatory grounds must adhere to all rules outlined at the time of registration.
  • Any student who violates the rules regarding parking or driving may be subject to disciplinary action, forfeiture of parking permit, and/or a parking citation issued by law enforcement.
  • All students are asked to comply with these school procedures.

Athletics and Activities

ASU Prep offers many different athletics and activities for our students. To see what your campus offers, please visit and click on your school:

Emergency Operations Plans (EOP)

ASU Preparatory Academy, in collaboration with local law enforcement agencies and emergency response organizations, have worked together to create an emergency response plan for each school in our Network. This plan will adhere to the standards established jointly by the Department of Education and the Division of Emergency Management within the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs.

Emergency Response Procedures

Should an emergency or crisis situation arise in or around our schools while schools are in session, specific procedures will be followed, including communication with appropriate law enforcement and responding city and county agencies.

In the event of an emergency:

  • The Network will utilize various mass communication tools, including, but not limited to email, phone calls, text message, School Messenger, and social media to communicate with families. Messages and updates may be posted to the home page of the Network website,, and the website of the school that is involved.
  • During a lockdown or evacuation, no individuals, except responding personnel, will be allowed to enter the campus until law enforcement has determined it is safe to do so. Designated reunification areas may be identified away from the campus for parents to pick up students.
  • In the event of an evacuation where students are not allowed to return to campus, parents will be provided information regarding reunification location using the above listed communication methods. In the event parents are not able to pick up their child, students will be kept at the identified reunification location until alternate arrangements can be made.
  • To prepare all members of the community for emergency events, the Network will conduct periodic emergency drills, including modified lockdowns, lockdowns, fire frills, and shelter in place situations. The drills will cover a variety of potential emergency situations and staff will discuss appropriate actions for each situation with students during the drills.
  • During an emergency, it is critical that families follow the directions of school and emergency officials. Please avoid calling or driving to the school as this can take staff away from managing a situation and places you and your child in a potentially dangerous situation.
ASU Prep graduating student

High School Graduation Requirements

ASU Preparatory Academy will recognize each high school graduating class with the following honors on a weighted 5.0 GPA scale: summa cum laude, with a GPA of 3.8 or higher; magna cum laude, with a GPA of 3.6 to 3.79; and cum laude with a GPA of 3.4 to 3.59. Honors distinction will be awarded based on a student’s weighted cumulative GPA after the completion of the 7th semester prior to graduation.

Graduation Regalia

Honors distinction is determined on the following weighted 5.0 scale:

Cum Laude Honors (3.4-3.59)
Maroon/White Cord
Magna Cum Laude Honors (3.6-3.79)
Gold/White Cord
Summa Cum Laude Honors (3.8+)
Maroon/Gold Cord
National Honor Society
Blue Stole
Diploma Requirements

ASU Preparatory Academy students must pass all courses required to meet the minimum college entrance standards for Arizona Board of Regents, along with required electives. Students must also be in good academic standing and have no unpaid balances or fees. Only students who have met ASU Preparatory Academy graduation requirements may participate in end-of-year ceremonies.

Graduation Credit Requirement Breakdown

The minimum credits (22 total) required per subject area include:

4 credits
4 credits
*Lab Science
3 credits
Social Studies
3 credits
**World Language
2 credits
CTE/Vocational or Fine Arts
1 credit
5 credits

*Students will be exposed to all essential standards based on the AZ State Science Mandate in the first three (3) years and be prepared for the assessment at the end of their Junior year.

**World Language requires 2 full years of the same language.

High School Transcripts

To expedite our transcript process, ASU Preparatory Academy has partnered with a third party transcript vendor, Parchment. To request an official transcript, first create a New Learner account with Parchment. Once the account has been created, a request may be submitted to have an official transcript sent to the destination of your choice (including the NCAA). Students may order transcripts through the following Parchment Links (Note: there will be a minimal fee assessed when ordering):

Students may order transcripts through the following Parchment Links (NOTE: there will be a fee assessed when ordering):

Unofficial transcripts for current students may be viewed and downloaded from the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Additional transcript questions can be directed to

Official Transcripts for Outside Institutions

Official transcripts are required in order to transfer credits to the ASU Prep transcript. An official transcript is required from each school previously attended where high school credit was earned. While ASU Prep requests transcripts from reported prior high schools, it is the responsibility of the student and/or parent to request official transcripts from local colleges or universities.

High school level credits taken while in middle school will transfer into ASU Prep if they are listed on a signed official transcript indicating high school credit or in a letter of verification of high school equivalency as determined by ASU Prep Administration.

Grade Forgiveness Policy

If a student receives a B or lower in a course and retakes that same course (in naming convention and/or course content at the same or higher academic rigor – i.e. “Honors”), the original grade will not negatively affect the grade point average but will remain on the transcript. In the event that the retake results in the same or a lower grade than before, the highest grade will be figured into the GPA. Other attempts will not be included in the GPA, but will remain on the transcript. Students cannot receive duplicate credit for a course.

International Transfer Credit

Students wishing to transfer high school credits earned at an international school must submit a course-by-course foreign credential evaluation from the approved list of credentialed agencies. Certified translated transcripts must include a grading scale for the awarding school as well as the following items for each course: title or course name, start and end date, grade issued, and Carnegie unit or credit earned.

Homeschool Student Transfer Credit

ASU Prep defines a Homeschooler as one that has learned outside of the public or private school environment and has a current affidavit of Homeschool Education on file with their local district. Courses will be evaluated as part of a Homeschool Education program when instruction, curriculum design, grading, issuing of credits and assessments are administered by the homeschool administrator. Transcripts are not required for incoming 9th graders unless wishing to transfer in high school credits. Parents/guardians must submit all documentation of homeschool credits earned in their Home Education program prior to the start of enrollment for consideration. Unless otherwise approved by administration, no additional credits will be considered for transfer after the student is already enrolled. All credits must meet the requirements of the Homeschool and Non-Accredited School Policy. Any credits submitted over 6.0, not to exceed 8.0 total per year, must be approved by administration to be accepted. Homeschool transfer grades will be entered as a “P” for pass after successful (an earned C or above) completion of the next course level and will not be calculated into the student GPA.

A homeschool transcript must include:

  • Student’s full legal name
  • Complete home address
  • Ninth grade start date (month/day/year)
  • Organized by academic year: grade level start date and end date (month/day/year), course titles, course start and end date, grade awarded, units of credit for each course
  • Grading scale with letter grades (if numeric scale is used)
  • Signature (handwritten) of the home school administrator (the parent or person who organized, taught and evaluated the home school coursework)

Prior Approval for External Course Credit

Students may take courses not offered in the ASU Prep catalog at another accredited school or university provided they receive prior approval from administration. Approval must be received prior to registering for the course(s). Seniors are not permitted to take courses outside of ASU Prep during their senior year due to graduation deadlines, unless approved by the Administration.

In order to transfer such credit, the following criteria must be met:

  • Course may not be currently offered in the Course Catalog
  • Course must receive prior Administrator approval and be taken at an accredited institution
  • Course completion must be reflected on an official transcript
  • Official Transcript must be delivered by the outside institution directly to ASU Prep either via U.S. mail or via secure electronic delivery. Unsealed or electronically forwarded documents do not count as secure transmission.

Courses taken at a community college or university will transfer in as weighted credit on a 5.0 scale. In accordance with Arizona Revised Statute 15-701.01, only courses worth between 3 to 5 college credits transcripted by a community college or local university may transfer back as 1.0 High School credit. Allocation of credits towards graduation requirements will be determined by the Instructional Team.

All external credits will transfer into ASU Prep as per the ASU Prep grade weighting standard.

Transferring to ASU Prep as a Homeschool Student

ASU Prep defines a Homeschooler as one that has learned outside of the public or private school environment and has a current affidavit of Homeschool Education on file with their local district. Courses will be evaluated as part of a Homeschool Education program when instruction, curriculum design, grading, issuing of credits and assessments are administered by the homeschool administrator. Transcripts are not required for incoming 9th graders unless wishing to transfer in high school credits. Parents/guardians must submit all documentation of homeschool credits earned in their Home Education program prior to the start of enrollment for consideration. Unless otherwise approved by administration, no additional credits will be considered for transfer after the student is already enrolled.

A homeschool transcript must include:

  • Student’s full legal name
  • Complete Home Address
  • Ninth grade start date (month/day/year)
  • Organized by academic year: Grade level start date and end date (month/day/year), Course titles, Course start and end date, Grade awarded, Units of credit for each course
  • Grading scale with letter grades (if numeric scale is used)
  • Signature (handwritten) of the home school administrator (the parent or person who organized, taught and evaluated the home school coursework)

Concurrent and Universal Learner (ULC) Courses

Concurrent courses are college courses offered through ASU and taught by ASU professors. This is a great opportunity for students to receive high school and college credit for the same class, have an authentic college experience, learn from experts, and save both money and time towards a college degree.

Concurrent courses are offered to students at a reduced tuition rate (visit for tuition information). Full-time students are eligible for a tuition waiver covering up to two 3-credit hour courses per semester, not including summer sessions. Use of the tuition waiver requires that a student take 4 high school courses to maintain full-time status. Students with a tuition waiver are still responsible for books and materials. Taking more than 2 concurrent courses or courses that exceed a total of 6 credit hours during a given semester will require out-of-pocket tuition payment and administrative approval. Course tuition is due prior to course start in order to reserve a seat.

Students wishing to enroll in a concurrent course should speak to their School Counselor to discuss eligibility requirements, prerequisites, placement exams, cost of course materials, add/drop/registration deadlines, and more. Students must meet academic qualifications, including but not limited to a 3.0 unweighted GPA overall and in the area of study (ex: 3.0 or better in Math and overall to take concurrent math courses), demonstrated successful completion of a full-time course load, and the recommendation of the School Counselor. Students who earn a D or F in a concurrent course, or that are placed on Academic Probation are ineligible for concurrent courses in the following Fall or Spring semester. Students who receive a C in a concurrent course are limited to one concurrent course in the following semester. Any student with an outstanding balance is also ineligible for concurrent courses.

Incoming 10th -12th grade students who are requesting a concurrent course in their first semester are required to provide proof of academic readiness in the form of PSAT/ACT/SAT scores or a cumulative 3.0 unweighted GPA on their most recent report card or transcript. Test scores may be submitted to the student’s School Counselor for review.

Students may be required to attend a separate Concurrent Course Orientation conducted by their School Counselor. Students are expected to adhere to all university policies, expectations, and codes of conduct, which may differ from ASU Prep requirements; if there is a discrepancy, Arizona State University rules and procedures supersede those of ASU Prep.

The faculty and staff of ASU Prep are committed to student success both in high school and college courses. Students enrolled in an ASU concurrent course will be expected to complete and sign the Concurrent Course Contract prior to registration and enrollment. This contract outlines important information students will need to be successful in a college course. Any policies and procedures outlined in the contract supersede the information found in the Student/Parent Handbook. A link to the 2024-2025 Concurrent Contract can be obtained via your student’s School Counselor.


Universal Learner Courses

Another opportunity to earn college credit while enrolled at ASU Prep is through Universal Learner Courses. What is unique about the Universal Learner courses is the concept of flexibility. Based on their success in the course, they have the option to convert their efforts to transcript. This is a helpful safety net for many students that want to protect their academic GPA at both the high school and college level. However, if they decide not to convert the course to credit, this will impact the student’s graduation plan and might require summer school or additional courses to be completed.

It is recommended that students wishing to take ULC courses have an established 2.5 GPA in a minimum of 3.0 High School credits, and be on track for graduation requirements for their assigned cohort.

Students enrolled in Universal Learner Courses will only earn a weighted high school credit at equivalency of 100 credit (if the course is between 3-5 credits) if they convert the final ULC course to college credit. Students will need to earn a C or better in the college course to be eligible for conversion.

As part of the enrollment process, prior to rostering in college courses, students and parents will be expected to read and sign a college contract each semester for both Universal Learner Courses and Concurrent Courses.

Staff Conduct with Students

Employees are expected to exercise general supervision over the conduct of students, not only while in the classroom, but also before and after school and during breaks. Teachers and other staff members will give students the dignity and respect they deserve and avoid embarrassing any student.

Students are expected to regard all school employees as individuals who are employed to provide direct or indirect contributions to learning. While students are to have considerable latitude in making choices for themselves, they shall be required to respect the rights of all school employees and other students; interference with those rights will not be tolerated.

All personnel employed by the school are expected to relate to students of the school in a manner that maintains social and moral patterns of behavior consistent with community standards and acceptable professional conduct. All personnel employed by the school are expected to adhere to the Arizona State Board of Education Social Media and Cell Phone Use Guidance between School Personnel and Students.

Staff/student relationships shall reflect mutual respect between staff members and students and shall support the dignity of the student and the staff, the education profession and process.

Violations of the above shall be considered serious and may result in disciplinary action.

Teacher and Student