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Family Choice Day

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More choice.
Unlimited possibilities.

Family Choice Day offers flexible scheduling for ASU Prep students enrolled at our Phoenix, South Phoenix, Pilgrim Rest, and Polytechnic campuses. On Fridays, families can choose where and how students will learn for a more engaging and relevant learning experience.

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How does it work?

Families will make a choice for each student, each semester. Families and schools will have the option to request a change quarterly, as available. Choices for Friday learning include:

1. Learning on campus:

Students attend half-day programming at an ASU Prep or ASU campus. Activities include:

  • Academic intervention and catch-up time
  • Enrichment programming
  • Special field trips
  • Internship at an approved site
  • Digital electives
  • Other planned offerings
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2. Learning at home:

Students will learn from home, completing a “Friday Playlist” with options for online and/or offline learning. Students may have opportunities to come to campus to participate in:

  • Special field trips
  • Enrichment programming
  • Internship at an approved site
  • Digital electives
  • Other planned offerings

Family Choice Day FAQs for Parents

  • What is Family Choice Day?

    Family Choice Day is a new initiative for the 2024-25 school year that allows families to choose how and where their students learn every Friday. Early release will move from Wednesdays to Fridays and families will be able to choose from program options delivered on campus, at home, or other designated locations.

  • How will campuses operate on Fridays?

    Campuses will continue serving learners in person five days a week, with Fridays designated as “Family Choice Day” for flexible learning options. Fridays will be an early release day with optional after-school programming.

  • What is the schedule for Monday through Thursday?

    Monday through Thursday will be full school days, at least 7 hours in length, with no early release on Wednesdays. Specific schedules will be communicated during the month of April.

  • Are families required to participate in Family Choice Day?

    Yes, families are required to make a choice for each student, each semester. Families and schools will have the option to request a change quarterly, as available.

  • What are the choices for Fridays?

    Families can choose from the following options:

    • Choice 1: Learn On Campus (half-day on-site programming)
    • Choice 2: Learn at Home
    • Choice 3: Special Programming as available or Flexible Offsite Opportunities (internships, Experiences, etc)
  • Is there optional after-school programming on Fridays?

    Yes, campuses will offer optional half-day programming for on-site attendance. After-school care arrangements will be available for the half-day afternoon on Fridays.

  • Are there opportunities for parents and families on Fridays?

    Yes, Fridays may provide opportunities for family engagement through volunteer opportunities and unique programming in partnership with ASU or other partners.

  • Are there any special considerations for certain students?

    Some students may be required to be on-site on Fridays for additional support, resources, or legal requirements (IEP minutes, EL minutes).

  • How can I get more information or address concerns?

    For more information or to address concerns, please reach out to the school administration. Stay tuned for detailed updates as we approach the implementation of this exciting initiative.

  • When will the detailed schedule be available?

    The detailed schedule for the 2024-25 school year will be communicated by mid-April or sooner. Stay connected for updates!

Learn more

For more information about Family Choice Day, contact your principal or school counselor, or schedule a time to speak with an advisor.

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