Where Online High School and College Converge
In August, Arizona State University launched ASU Prep Digital, a new online high school with unique learning opportunities designed for any student to connect with classmates around the globe, work online at anytime, and get ahead of other students on the path to college. At ASU Prep Digital, we have created a college prep option that combines online high school and university courses in one setting. This rigorous virtual school program prepares students for acceptance at leading universities and encourages them to explore future college majors and careers in an increasingly interconnected environment. But how does this online high school actually work? Here is everything you need to know about ASU Prep Digital.
Personalized Instruction at ASU Prep Digital
Imagine having the ability to communicate with your teacher through email, phone call, text or video chat. At ASU Prep Digital, you’ll have an experienced, highly qualified online teacher for each course that will provide feedback in your preferred method of communication, whether it’s a text message or video chat. You’ll be introduced to a personal success coach who will keep you on track in your academic studies and your individual path to college. You and your Learning Success Coach will work closely with your teachers and family on developing the best plan to achieve your goals. Making important decisions for your future requires the perfect balance of guidance and encouragement, which is why your teacher and success coach are here to help turn your dreams into reality.
Adaptive Learning Technologies at ASU Prep Digital
Our online program will adapt to meet your individual needs as you complete your work at your own pace. The full curriculum is available to you on day one and we encourage you to work at the pace that meets your individual learning needs. At ASU Prep Digital, we will challenge you to be the co-designer of your educational experience and finishing a course early is just one perk of attending school with us. On the other hand, some days you might need extra time to complete a special project or assignment. You’ll work together with your teacher and Learning Success Coach to customize the learning experience that works best for you.
College Planning at ASU Prep Digital
You’ll meet with your Learning Success Coach and teacher to create personalized pathways that will narrow down your personal goals and lead you to university admission. ASU Prep Digital uses me3, an interactive tool that gathers your personal interests and suggests relevant courses in order to connect your career interests to college majors. As you work to receive your high school diploma, you’ll have the option to sign up for courses that will also earn you university credit. Along the way you’ll build a portfolio of work that will set you apart from the competition.
Leadership and Entrepreneurship at ASU Prep Digital
The best way to put your skills into practice is to experience real-world situations in the classroom. For example, you’ll have the opportunity to pitch innovative business ideas to a panel of experts and investors. In an effort to inspire you with real life stories of success and failure, you’ll have the ability to connect with a mentor based on your career interests. Your course projects will be infused with activities designed to identify and improve your leadership skills and foster entrepreneurial spirit.
Projects and Collaboration at ASU Prep Digital
Although your courses will be 100% online, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to socialize with peers and professionals both inside and outside the virtual classroom. You’ll apply lessons to real-world situations during project activities, lab sessions, apprenticeships, and collaborations within your community. Partnering with university and local-businesses will deepen your understanding of real-world experiences and develop your leadership skills to enhance your academic performance. If you’re interested in more face-to-face events, you can visit Arizona State University and other ASU Preparatory campuses throughout the year for leadership workshops, special interest groups or summer programs.
At ASU Prep Digital, we are committed to using the best innovations in digital learning to meet the needs of all learners and create a customized experience for each and every student. Whether you are a part-time, full-time or international student, we welcome you to seize the opportunity to improve your life and impact your community.
To learn more about your options, visit us at asuprepdigital.asu.edu