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Top-rated elementary schools in Phoenix, Arizona 2024

Discover top-rated Phoenix elementary schools that offer excellent education to set a strong foundation for your child's college future. Explore now!

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ASU Prep Pilgrim Rest Invites Community to Celebrate Debut of New Dreamscape Learn Pod at Annual STEAM Event

A night filled with exploration, experimentation and hours of entertainment await families and neighbors who attend ASU Prep Pilgrim Rest’s annual Full STEAM Ahead spring celebration.

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Top-rated middle schools in Mesa, AZ 2024

Explore top-rated middle schools in Mesa, AZ. Find the perfect institution to boost your child's academic journey and prepare them for college.

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Latest podcast uncovers how ASU Prep is using AI to personalize learning

ASU Prep embraces AI as an innovative education tool to differentiate and personalize K–12 learning.

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science: ASU Prep leading the charge in STEM education

ASU Prep Digital highlights dedicated curriculum and diverse K–12 STEM opportunities, leading the charge in STEM education.

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Top-rated Casa Grande high schools 2024

Explore top-rated Casa Grande middle schools for your child's bright future. Discover schools that excel in academics, preparing your child for college success.

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Top-rated Mesa elementary schools (2024)

Discover top-rated Mesa elementary schools that offer excellent education to set a strong foundation for your child's college future. Explore now!

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ASU Preparatory Academy Poly STEM Elementary earns prestigious A+ School of Excellence Award

ASU Prep Academy Poly STEM Elementary named A+ School of Excellence for offering exceptional K–6 education.

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ASU Prep Phoenix & Blue Watermelon Project: Cultivating fresh solutions for our student community

ASU Prep Phoenix partners with Blue Watermelon Project for student well-being, fostering a healthier future through access, education, and transformative strategies.

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Meet the Principal of ASU Prep Phoenix

Get to know Kim Higginbotham, the new 7–12 Principal at ASU Prep Phoenix, a premier K–12 school in downtown Phoenix.

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Victory dance: ASU Prep Phoenix cheer squad triumphs at competition

Cheer squad at ASU Prep Phoenix, innovative K–12 school, work as team to win first place at the CAA Winter Classic Cheer and Dance Competition.

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ASU Honors Black History Month with Community Events

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the profound contributions that African Americans have made to all facets of society.

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ASU Prep Poly celebrates milestone Sweet 16 birthday

ASU Prep Polytechnic celebrates sixteen years of PreK–12 STEM-based, innovative, and personalized education.

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ASU Prep Phoenix educator awarded Fulbright U.S. Distinguished Teaching Award

Ms. Agueda Nava Javier was among 20 educators recently awarded the Fulbright U.S. Distinguished Teaching Award.

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ASU Prep Digital Plus students delve into artificial intelligence

ASU Prep Digital students dive into artificial intelligence learning with immersive exhibits, engaging projects, and exploration of ethics.

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Coolest event of the year: ASU Prep Phoenix hosts Let it Snow

ASU Prep Phoenix PreK–12 innovative school hosts 'Let It Snow' free community event offering family-friendly fun.

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Strong foundations start in Kindergarten.

Learn about our innovative Kindergarten program at an upcoming information-packed session at one of our four elementary locations in the metro Phoenix area.

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Upcoming ASU Prep Neighborhood Events

At ASU Prep, we believe that a strong and vibrant community is fundamental to the success of our students!

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ASU Prep and Pipeline Design & Engineering team up to offer students a unique internship program.

ASU Prep high school students gain real-world engineering skills and work on innovative projects through our partnership with Pipeline Design & Engineering.

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ASU Prep Pilgrim Rest celebrates art and STEM with Creative Fusion Festival

ASU Prep Pilgrim Rest's Creative Fusion Festival celebrates STEM and arts, fostering community engagement and student creativity.

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A-rating: ASU Prep Casa Grande High School excels on school report card

ASU Prep Casa Grande, personalized program committed to college career-readiness, recognized as only A-rated high school in Pinal County.

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Education leaders gather at The K–12 Innovation Alliance Summit

ASU Prep Digital and K–12 Innovation Alliance Summit host global education leaders to ensure a path to college and future success for every student.

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Upcoming ASU Prep Neighborhood Events

At ASU Prep, we believe that a strong and vibrant community is fundamental to the success of our students!

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Día de los Muertos event celebrates the magic of tradition and community

ASU Prep K–12 tuition free public school honors tradition and encourages family involvement with its Día de los Muertos community event.

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The legacy lives on: celebrating Native American Heritage Month

ASU Prep celebrates the history of Native American Heritage Month with ways to learn and honor the many contributions of indigenous people.

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Accelerating Math Skills: ASU Prep’s Math Momentum Program

ASU Prep’s innovative Math Momentum program offers personalized education strategies, boosting math skills in Arizona schools.

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Baxter, the Diamondbacks’ Mascot, Brings STEM Enthusiasm to ASU Prep Pilgrim Rest

Arizona Diamondbacks and Honeywell help bring STEM education to life at ASU Prep Pilgrim Rest through books and a special visit from beloved mascot Baxter.

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ASU Prep’s Science of Reading training program is empowering educators and achieving student success

Ensuring students can read proficiently is a critical goal for schools and educators.

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Practical STEM education for high school students: the EPICS program

Get to know the ASU Prep’s EPICS program, connecting students to practical STEM education, real-world STEM experiences, potential STEM careers.

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Exciting news: ASU Prep Global named a 2023 Yass Prize Semifinalist!

ASU Prep Global is proud to be named a 2023 Yass Prize Semifinalist, selected from nearly 2,000 applications representing 27 million students in grades PreK–12 across all 50 states.

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To Be Globally Competitive, the U.S. Must Value STEM as Much as Literacy

K-12 education needs to be rethought and redesigned: The engine for STEM learning is curiosity and imagination.

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Neighbors, nurturing community bonds: ASU Prep South Phoenix and The Kroc Center

ASU Prep South Phoenix and The Kroc Center’s community partnership empowers students and staff with gold membership access to resources.

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Epic kid: Barbara Mackey, founding student of ASU Prep Pilgrim Rest

Meta Description: Meet Barbara Mackey, a founding student of ASU Prep Pilgrim Rest, and learn about her journey as part of the school’s first-ever group of students

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Schools Worth Visiting

For many years (at least until 2020), we visited about 100 innovative schools a year.

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Here’s how Arizona teachers are adapting — not attacking — AI

“We’re like the happy cheerleaders for AI," said Janel White-Taylor, clinical professor at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

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3, 2, 1…Launch Party!

This mission, aimed at exploring a metal-rich asteroid also named Psyche, marks the first deep-space venture led by Arizona State University.

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ASU Prep Global, trailblazer in education, announced as Yass Prize Quarterfinalist

ASU Prep Global is proud to be named a 2023 Yass Prize Quarterfinalist, a prestigious recognition from the Yass Foundation for Education.

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ASU ranked No. 1 in innovation for 9th straight year

For the ninth year in a row, Arizona State University is No. 1 in innovation among American universities, ahead of Stanford, MIT and Caltech, in the newly released annual “Best Colleges” 2024 rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

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9/11 is Patriot Day: a National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11, 2001 is a day that will forever be etched in the hearts and minds of Americans.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Every year from September 15 to October 15, the United States celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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ASU Prep Academy offers dual enrollment

Founded in 2018, ASU Preparatory Academy offered everything a traditional online high school experience did, with one caveat — easily accessible college credits.

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Welcome Lori Frazier

ASU Preparatory Academy is thrilled to introduce Principal Lori Frazier. With over 20 years of extensive educational experience spanning grades K–12, Dr. Frazier brings a wealth of expertise in both general and special education.

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Welcome Marissa Schneckloth

ASU Preparatory Academy is pleased to welcome Principal Marissa Schneckloth.

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ASU Prep COVID Mitigation Procedures Through Sept. 30, 2023

ASU Preparatory Academy's Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (ARP Act). ASU Prep's plans, per campus, for a safe return to in-person instruction, through September 30, 2023.

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Celebrating Excellence in Education

We are shining a spotlight on two remarkable individuals who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to ASU Prep.

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Discover New Reads Just in Time for Book Lovers Day

Picture a cozy nook as you immerse yourself in the pages of a captivating story. Welcome to the enchanting realm of Book Lovers Day, a celebration of literature and the transformative power of reading, recognized on August 9.

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ASU Prep’s Internship Program: Setting up Students for College and Career Success

In honor of National Intern Day on July 27th, we want to shine a spotlight on ASU Prep's internship program, designed to support high school students on their journey toward higher education and fulfilling careers.

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Summer Tips: Improve the Back-to-School Transition

These tips will help your family transition smoothly from summer into a new school year.

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Summer Tips: Get Kids Out of the House

Learning should be - and can be - fun. Summer is the perfect time to engage your learners in meaningful opportunities to be curious, to explore, and to discover new interests.

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Next-Level Twinning: Identical Twins Graduate as Co-Valedictorians

Andrew and Nicholas De Lapp, 2023 ASU Prep Casa Grande graduates, excel in many areas, “twinning” included.

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Summer Tips: Making Financial Literacy a Healthy Habit

Learning money management is a healthy habit that will help kids make better decisions long-term.

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Minority Mental Health Month: Tips for Prioritizing Wellness

National Minority Mental Health Month brings awareness to the unique challenges faced by our nation’s diverse minority groups.

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Summer Tips: 5 Ways to Get Creative with Summer Reading

Make Real Life Connections. Tie reading into already planned summer activities. Have your child research native plants observed on a nature hike or a favorite animal in conjunction with a visit to the local zoo.

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Online Learning With Artificial Intelligence

Khanmigo is an intelligent tutoring system powered by AI that caters to the needs of students and educators.

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Khan World School, One Year Later

After a one-year review, Khan World School has demonstrated dramatic success, making a case for personalized virtual education.

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Summer + Boot Camp = Thriving Teachers

Here are five tips for making the most of your next professional learning experience.

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Nurturing Children’s Mental Health

ASU Prep recognized May 11th as National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, which highlights the importance of children’s positive mental health as part of their overall development.

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Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week at ASU Prep

Thank you to all our hard-working ASU Prep Academy staff and teachers who most definitely deserve extra credit.

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Anti-Bullying Tips for a Positive Community

ASU Prep does not tolerate bullying, harassing or intimidating others on school grounds, school-sponsored events, or through use of technology.

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Help Us Celebrate Our 2023 Teacher of the Year Nominees

We are thrilled to announce the nominees selected for ASU Preparatory Academy’s 2023 Teacher of the Year. Meet our exemplary educators.

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2023 ASU Prep COVID Mitigation Procedures Update

ASU Preparatory Academy is carefully monitoring the health and safety of our school communities during the COVID pandemic.

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Cheers to Our 2023 Staff Member of the Year Nominees

On behalf of ASU Preparatory Academy, we want to recognize our outstanding education support personnel for their significant contributions to our school and students. Meet our incredible 2023 Staff Member of the Year nominees:

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GameOn! At ASU Prep South Phoenix

It was GameOn! April 1 when ASU Preparatory Academy South Phoenix held an all-out game themed event at the high school campus. 

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Spring Comes to Life at Spring Fling Multicultural Festival

On March 24, spring came to life at the ASU Preparatory Academy Phoenix campus. The tuition-free public charter school hosted a Spring Fling Multicultural Festival for the community.

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Passover: Celebrating Freedom and Family

Students of all religions, cultures, and beliefs call ASU Prep home, and we are honored to include and welcome them.

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Christians Celebrate Easter with Hope and Joy

Christians around the world celebrated Easter this past Sunday, which commemorates the resurrection of Jesus on the third day after his crucifixion.

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ASU Preparatory Academy’s Innovative People, Programs Earn High Honors at 2023 Edtech Awards

A forward-thinking, innovative approach to education is once again earning accolades for ASU Preparatory Academy and its leadership team.

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Designing the New American High School

Undoubtedly, designing the new American High School is a systems challenge.

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ASU Prep Pilgrim Rest Creates STEAM-Stravaganza

Last month, ASU Prep Pilgrim Rest hosted a STEAM-Stravaganza to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with the community.

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ASU Honors Black History Month with Community Events

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of Black people in U.S. history.

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Forbes names ASU one of Best Large Employers in US

On Feb. 15, Forbes listed Arizona State University as one of America’s Best Large Employers for 2023.

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Black History Month Murals Serve to Inspire Students

PHOENIX — Walk down the halls at ASU Preparatory Academy Phoenix Downtown Campus, and you will see multiple, life-sized faces including Barack Obama, Maya Angelou and Kobe Bryant. 

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ASU Prep Digital Works for Veteran Families

Ensuring Sacrifices Made by Military Families, Don’t Extend into the Classroom.

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Julie Young Receives ‘Power of Women’ Award for Innovation

Julie Young, vice president of education outreach and student services and managing director, was named a Power of Women Innovation winner for 2023.

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ASU Preparatory Academy South Phoenix Art Inspires Students

ASU Preparatory Academy South Phoenix students returned from fall break to find some unexpected inspiration on campus.

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Welcome Michael Hernandez

ASU Preparatory Academy is pleased to welcome Michael Hernandez to the team.

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Welcome Dr. Taime Bengochea

ASU Preparatory Academy is pleased to welcome Dr. Taime Bengochea to the team.

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Get to know Principal Alexander—National Podcast interview—Educatered

On this episode of EduCatered we’re joined by Heidi Alexander, Founding Principal at ASU Preparatory Academy – Pilgrim Rest Elementary.

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ASU Prep and Sal Khan Partner to Launch Khan World School at ASU Prep

Khan World School at ASU Prep will combine the expertise of Khan Lab School, Schoolhouse.world, and ASU Prep in a unique online school model.

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Child Nutrition Programs Request for Proposal

ASU Preparatory Academy desires to contract with a Caterer to provide meals for our SFA’s food service program.

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ASU Prep STEM Team Wins Flight Opportunity in NASA’s TechRise Student Challenge

We’re proud to announce a team of ASU Preparatory Academy Polytechnic High School students was chosen as a winner in the inaugural NASA TechRise Student Challenge.

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Join Our School Launch Team!

We're looking for a diverse group of passionate and talented teachers interested in becoming founding members of this innovative school.

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The Importance of Virtual Learning for Families and At-risk Students

To the list of services that have grown in popularity during the pandemic, such as video conferencing, take-out delivery, and at-home fitness, add one more: virtual learning.

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D-Backs Support MLK with Service Day at Pilgrim Rest

The Arizona Diamondbacks celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day commitment to service.

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ASU Prep Keeps ASU in the Family

ASU faculty and staff receive priority for student enrollment in the case of a waitlist, and keeps ASU in the family for K-12 students.

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Annual Notification of Rights Under FERPA

Confidentiality of education records is a right of public school students and their parents. This right is provided for by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

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ASU Prep COVID Mitigation Procedures Update

ASU Preparatory Academy is carefully monitoring the health and safety of our school communities during the COVID pandemic.

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ASU Prep Notice of Public Comment

Through this forum, the charter community and other stakeholders have an opportunity to voice their position on a potential rule or policy and provide valuable information on how it may impact you and your community.

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Child Nutrition Programs Request for Proposal

ASU Preparatory Academy desires to contract with a Caterer to provide meals for our SFA’s food service program.

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Summer School

ASU Prep and ASU Prep Digital have partnered together to run a no-cost summer school program for our K-12 Sun Devil family.

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ASU Prep’s Community-Based and Digital Model Options for Families

ASU Preparatory Academy is offering several learning options beginning in Fall 2020. Here are more details about two of them:

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The Academies at ASU Prep Polytechnic

Prep formally announced the Academies at ASU Prep Poly High School for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.

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ASU Prep Phoenix Lease Renewed for 5 More Years

Good news! On Thursday, September 24, the Phoenix Elementary School District (PESD) board approved a new lease agreement for our ASU Prep Phoenix campus.

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5 Reasons to Intern in High School

It’s common knowledge that an internship program during and after college is an essential part of most majors.

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Fall 2020 Learning Model FAQs

What are the current learning models and what changes have been made to the learning models?

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July Meal Distribution

Families, please note: ASU Preparatory Academy’s last summer meal distribution is on June 26 and will resume at the beginning of the school year, on August 3.

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ASU Prep Family Communications

Click below to read our planning and learning updates for all ASU Prep families.

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Why ASU Prep Utilizes Blended Learning

In an effort to meet the needs of our changing global economy, ASU Preparatory Academy schools have made a shift to a blended model of instruction by combining the best parts of online instruction and teacher-led instruction.

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State Testing Updates

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) will submit a request for a waiver of requirements for the 2019-20 school year.

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2020-21 Student Calendar

Amidst all of the communications we are sharing regarding our contingency planning, we would like to take a moment to talk about next year.

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ASU Prep Digital is Innovating Online High School

This Fall, we launched ASU Prep Digital, an online high school that brings our college prep tradition to students on a global scale.

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Phoenix Collegiate Academy is joining the ASU Preparatory Academy family in 2018!

Just announced: Phoenix Collegiate Academy (PCA) is merging with ASU Preparatory Academy to become ASU Prep South Phoenix-PCA, effective July 1, 2018.

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