Celebrate National Online Learning Day with ASU Prep Digital

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September 15th is National Online Learning Day—a day that celebrates the advancements in technology that allow us to learn from anywhere, anytime. It’s a day that honors YOU, our incredible community of online learners, educators, and supporters!

ASU Prep Digital is proud to offer its K–12 learners an innovative online curriculum with flexibility, learner-centered instruction, and the ability to study from anywhere in the world— all with the guidance of our supportive staff. We’re proud to see our students succeed as they prep for college, prep for careers, and prep for life.

So on this day dedicated to highlighting the advantages and achievements of online learning, we’re inviting you, our ASU Prep Digital families, to celebrate by sharing your love for our online learning community on social media. Your stories, experiences, and voices matter. They inspire us, they drive us, and most importantly, they have the power to inspire others.

Share Your Story: What does online learning mean to you? How has ASU Prep Digital made a difference in your life or your child’s life? Share your story on social media using the hashtag #ASUPrepDigital and #NationalOnlineLearningDay. Your journey could be the inspiration someone else needs to explore the world of online learning.

Post a Picture: A picture is worth a thousand words. Post a picture of your favorite study spot, your virtual classroom setup, or a screenshot of an online class in action. Don’t forget to tag your post with #ASUPrepDigital and #NationalOnlineLearningDay!

Spread the Love: Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond? Or maybe there’s a course or program at ASU Prep Digital that you absolutely love? Send the instructor a message or shout it out on social media and let the world know what makes ASU Prep Digital special to you.

Invite Others: Do you know someone who could benefit from online learning? Invite them to explore ASU Prep Digital. Your recommendation could open up a world of opportunities for someone else.

By sharing your experiences, you’re not only celebrating the benefits of online learning, but you’re also strengthening our ASU Prep Digital community. You’re helping us show the world what online learning is truly capable of—transforming lives, empowering students, and making education accessible to everyone.

This September 15th, let’s celebrate our achievements, our progress, and our shared commitment to learning without limits. We can’t wait to see your posts and hear your stories!

Summer Tips: Prepare for Success This School Year

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Summer months are ideal for students to unwind, reset, and build on their skills. But with so much freedom to do anything, it can be tricky for students to refocus on the academic preparation needed as summer winds down and the online school year approaches. Thankfully, it’s a matter of parents and students finding the right balance between downtime and schoolwork. Let’s dive into what you can do now to lay the groundwork for a seamless and successful virtual academic year ahead.

Explore Your Online School’s Resources

Most schools have an extensive range of online resources, including learning platforms, rubrics, and even coaches and guidance counselors. These resources help give students an idea of what the curriculum will look like so they better understand what to expect. Students who are familiar with the school’s platform, format, and learning materials are better equipped to succeed. This knowledge also helps with time management and focus, so students are better prepared to complete their online assignments and assessments on time.

Encourage Positive Thinking

A positive attitude sets the tone for a good year ahead. Speak words of encouragement and praise to your student and help them establish positive self-talk, which is important for them to achieve their academic goals. For example, if your student is struggling in a particular subject, instead of getting frustrated, find creative ways to encourage them by focusing on their strengths and reminding them that hard work and perseverance pay off. Also, encourage them to view “failure” as a learning experience, embracing it as an opportunity to evaluate, revise, and improve. If needed, seek out enrichment or academic support opportunities to help your student increase their confidence and academic skills.

Set Personal Goals

It’s essential for your student to have a clear vision of what they want to achieve. Involve your student in the goal-setting process by finding out what motivates them and then making it fun. Use vision boards, tracking charts, or create a positive environment to encourage them to work toward their goals. The goals should be achievable, realistic, and timely, to help your child stay on track. Motivate them by celebrating small successes along the way and reflecting on obstacles that they have overcome.

Create a Flexible Schedule

Online students who work from home do best with a set routine and schedule to encourage good time management habits. Along with academic activities, plan for daily physical exercise and outdoor activities, which will help students keep their stress levels down, sharpen their minds, and set the stage for the upcoming academic year. Creating a flexible schedule will help students take control of their time and be proactive in determining when they should be studying and when they need to take a break. Don’t forget to block out time for recreation, family time, and relaxation.

Communicate with Teachers and your Learning Success Coach

Finally, don’t hesitate to reach out (or encourage your student to reach out) to online teachers or their Learning Success Coach (LSC) with any questions or concerns. This way, you’ll pave the way for better communication for the upcoming school year. Depending on the need, teachers and LSCs may provide supplemental learning material, clarify assignments, provide study tips, or offer advice to your student when needed.

Going back to school can be an exciting time for both students and their families. With the right planning and preparation, families can equip their students with tools and resources required to ensure a successful school year. All it takes is small steps, setting reasonable goals, and the commitment to improve continually.

Summer Tips: Prepare to Get Involved This School Year

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Education plays an integral role in teaching social skills and cues, introducing students to different social situations. Because of this, many believe that students who enroll in online schools miss out on the socialization component—but this is a myth. Online school is just as fun and social, especially when students find the right opportunities for interaction and connection. Join us as we explore how to make the most of your student’s online learning journey with tips for getting involved this upcoming school year.

Create Learning Pods with Friends

One of the most significant advantages of virtual schools is the opportunity to interact and learn from diverse people from all over. However, socializing with online students can be enhanced through planned face-to-face interaction. That’s where learning pods come in. A learning pod is a small group of students who regularly meet to study and socialize. In today’s digital age, learning pods could meet in-person or even in video chats, providing a virtual way to further build relationships and enhance learning with students who have similar interests. Creating a learning pod with friends who share common interests can be a great way for your family to get involved.

Turn Camera On During Class Time

Imagine entering a virtual class, and everyone has their camera turned off. That’s not an ideal scenario for encouraging interaction or discussion. When students use their camera during class time, it offers a visual representation of who they are, their personality, and helps make a better connection with other students in the class. It’s important to remember that building that connection early-on helps ease social interactions after class, as well. Turning on your camera can help students prepare to get involved in online school in a social manner.

Participate in Sports and Activities You Enjoy

Online learning provides an unmatchable level of flexibility, including time management when it comes to balancing school and extracurricular activities like sports. Students have more options when it comes to adjusting their schedule to take part in sports or activities they love. This is a great way for them to keep up with hobbies while meeting new coaches, friends, and even mentors outside of school.

Seek Out Clubs and Extracurricular Activities

Online learning isn’t limited to academics only. Many quality virtual schools, including ASU Prep Digital, host active clubs and extracurricular activities for their students. Check with your online school to see what clubs and extracurriculars are offered and encourage students to actively seek out clubs that interest them. Make a point to attend their meetings and events, staying invested in regular communication with club members throughout the year. If there’s not a club that interests your student, see if you can start one! Reach out to the school’s administration to inquire about creating a group or starting an organization independently.

Take Advantage of School-Sponsored Face-to-Face Activities

Many virtual schools, including ASU Prep Digital, provide school-sponsored activities such as prom, hybrid learning options, and meet-ups, which enable students to meet others in person and further build on their online connections. These activities can be especially beneficial to those who are eager to connect with others during their at-home learning experience.

Online learning has brought with it an incredible variety of opportunities and benefits. For those who are familiar or newly transitioning to an online learning environment, take advantage of various socializing opportunities to enhance the experience while also preparing to get involved and engaged. By following the tips outlined here, you can create long-lasting friendships and memories that will last well beyond the school year.

Own Your Learning with ASU Prep Digital and an Empowerment Scholarship Account

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For families looking to customize educational opportunities, ASU Prep Digital and an Empowerment Scholarship Account make the perfect team to meet your family’s needs.

Could I use Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program to attend ASU Prep?

Yes. ASU Prep Digital is an accredited K–12 online school and an approved Class Wallet vendor, the financial management platform used for scholarships deposits. 

What is an Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) and how do I use it?

Every K–12 student in Arizona is eligible to participate in the ESA program, regardless of family income or the student’s past academic abilities or performance. 

The program, administered by the Arizona Department of Education, puts funds in the hands of guardians to make choices for what education option works best for their children. The annual scholarship of approximately $6000-$9000 (more when eligible due to disability) is deposited quarterly to each family’s account with Class Wallet.

Parents sign a contract confirming that their selected schooling route will include reading, grammar, mathematics, social studies and science. Then funds can be spent on any education-related expenses, like school tuition, home education curriculum, tutoring, technology and materials, therapies and enrichment experiences. You can find more information on the ESA website.

What are the benefits of using an ESA to attend ASU Prep Digital?

Since ESA funds can be used on allowable educational expenses at each family’s discretion, students may enroll in one class or a full course load at ASU Prep Digital. This includes concurrent courses that earn both high school and university credit. Earning tuition-free college credit while in high school not only saves money but also accelerates the path to a degree. 

There are some unique school models available to families, including microschools and the Khan World School at ASU Prep

ASU Prep Digital has teamed up with Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, for a unique and flexible online school model that rewards curiosity and self-advocacy. Students are engaged in discussion, collaboration and real-world problem-solving. Throughout the advanced college-prep curriculum, students are supported by peers and learning success coaches. 

The ASU Prep microschool and hybrid programs combine the flexibility of online learning with in-person, hands-on collaboration and career exploration. 

Where do I go to learn more?

Learn more about the Empowerment Scholarship Account at Arizona Department of Education

ASU Prep’s Class of 2023: Celebrating our Stand-out Graduates

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ASU Prep’s May 25th graduation celebrated more than 550 students from across the five ASU Prep Academy campuses as well as the ASU Prep Digital program. Among these impressive graduates were gifted scholars, competitive athletes, flourishing artists, and students with inspiring stories of success. ASU Prep is proud to have played a role supporting these dynamic students and their journeys.

Paris Cepkauskas: Creative Artist

Paris Cepkauskas is well-prepared for her future, thanks in big part to the concurrent classes she took while still enrolled at ASU Prep Digital. With an impressive 47 college credits already applied to her major (graphic design with a minor in fashion design), Paris will be able to graduate in just three years. What’s more, those courses gave her a sneak peek of what to expect when she becomes a full-time Sun Devil; she’s headed to ASU’s Barrett Honors College this fall.

Paris says, “ASUPD was the best decision I could have made for my education, and I wouldn’t change a single thing.” She adds, “Having the flexibility gave me so many more opportunities to follow my passions and spend time with the people I love.” For Paris, this means more time to dedicate to art, family, and friends.

Paris’ creative interests include theater, art, and design. The artistic design she created on her graduation cap earned her second place. It’s no surprise her future plans include working as a graphic designer. 

Paris advises incoming freshmen to really work with their teachers, asking questions and building relationships.

Vivek Habbu: Badminton Player

As a professional badminton player, Vivek Habbu knows a thing or two about staying fast on his feet and keeping his eye on the prize. An international student from Pune, India, Vivek has taken advantage of the flexibility ASU Prep Digital offers so he can balance academics with his badminton career. 

ASU Prep Digital’s approach, including academic rigors, interactive learning tools, and one-on-one time with faculty have been an ideal fit with Vivek’s practice schedule and learning style. 

Vivek says ASU Prep Digital has given him an “important overview of college life” and he has enjoyed the experience so much that he plans to study physics as an undergrad through ASU Online. He looks forward to continuing his education as well as his badminton career. 

Mahkaylah Hopkins: The Importance of Relationships 

During her time at ASU Prep Academy South Phoenix, Mahkaylah has learned the importance of relationships – with staff and peers, family, and most importantly, herself. 

One of Mahkaylah’s favorite aspects of ASU Prep is the connections she made with supportive staff members. She gives special shout-outs to Mr. Gibbs for being “so consistent, reliable, and caring,” Mrs. Avise for being “an outlet” for Mahkaylah to express her feelings, and Miss Tahj and Miss Tendai  for being “beautiful people,” providing strong African American female influence. Also important to Mahkaylah are her classmate connections and “learning what it meant to be a friend.” As student body president of the Class of 2023, Mahkaylah was able to really immerse herself in school spirit and culture. 

After experiencing her parents’ tumultuous divorce and her mother’s passing in 2015, Mahkaylah values the profound effect her family has on her. She recognizes her dad for “unconditional love and support,” her stepmom for being “a breath of fresh air for our family,” and her Chicago family for support from afar. 

Mahkaylah has grown through navigating life experiences, including her personal journey to overcome depression. The most important relationship she’s fostered along the way is the one with herself. She proudly attests, “Discovering how to love yourself is definitely one of the best experiences in the world. I did the work, I adapted, I learned, and I loved.”

This path has led Mahkaylah to be a nationally recognized scholar with numerous scholarship offers from various institutions. She plans to attend ASU in Tempe this fall, where she’ll be majoring in philosophy with an emphasis on morality, politics, and law.

Terra Jang: Multi-faceted Learner

A stand-out scholar, Terra is graduating from ASU Prep Digital with an unweighted 4.0 GPA, plus 31 college credits – all courses she earned dual credit and straight As for completing. Not to mention that she is a National Merit Finalist, scoring a perfect 36 on the ACT college admission exam. 

Terra also excels outside of the classroom, designing and crocheting amigurumi (Japanese-style little creatures made of yarn). In an International Amigurumi Design Contest, Terra won 21st place (out of 687 design entries) for an adorable sea otter. 

A well-rounded community member, Terra volunteers as an ASU Prep peer tutor, as well as within her own neighborhood as a “Big Sister.” She has been a part of various clubs, including the robotics club and the video game club.

Terra will be studying computer science at Vanderbilt in the fall. Impressively, she is one of just 10 students among the incoming class at Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering who have been selected as this year’s Clark Scholars and will receive, among other perks, a spot in the university-funded summer program and $15,000 per year.

Saraia Lolly: Career-Driven 

When asked about her experience at ASU Prep Academy Polytechnic, Saraia focuses on her career ambitions and the learning opportunities to pursue them.

As a sophomore, Saraia earned a spot in a highly competitive Running on Sun Internship that gave her a front-row seat to ASU’s chemistry program. Through the internship, Saraia gained hands-on experience with scientific projects that opened her eyes to the countless ways technology solves problems – in science and beyond.

That experience inspired her to pursue a career putting technology to practical use solving modern world problems. Saraia was accepted into the Building Leaders and Creating Knowledge (B.L.A.C.K.) Community, a residential program that incorporates Black/African American/African cultural knowledge and experiences with academic support in a living community. “I’m looking forward to being surrounded by people who look like me and have the same goals and values,” Saraia says, noting it’s an extension of the recipe for success she discovered at ASU Prep Poly. She plans to major in business management with a minor in cyber security at the University of Arizona this fall.

Saraia encourages future students to “focus on education because that is what will get you where you want in the long run.”

Paul Montoya: Ahead of the Curve

Paul Montoya, Jr. graduated from ASU Prep Digital with 26 Arizona State University classes under his belt (78 college credits in all), putting him well on his way to earning a bachelor’s degree in computer systems engineering with a focus in cyber security.

Combined with credits earned through community college, Paul has enough hours stacked up to enter ASU’s College of Engineering as a college senior – at the age of 18. He plans to live on campus in the freshman dorms, but he’s also planning to celebrate his college graduation exactly one year after he receives his high school diploma.

Paul covered most of the requirements for his freshman and sophomore college courses during his sophomore year at ASU Prep Digital (and the summers before and after).

Starting his junior year, he began attending more advanced courses on the ASU campus, in addition to fulfilling his high school requirements. He earned credibility among his older peers by carrying his weight (and then some) on group projects, and he began competing in monthly tournaments with the ASU Chess Club, where he again held his own.

The only thing holding him back from entering the professional workforce just a year after finishing high school is a desire to experience the social aspect of college. So as any academically gifted student would, he’s considering a dual undergraduate degree – or maybe even attending grad school to pursue a PhD in nanotechnology, which he mentions with humble nonchalance.

This summer, he is spending twelve weeks in Houston as an intern at Honeywell.

More Awesome Graduates 

ASU Prep is so proud of all of our graduates. We asked each graduate to tell us where they are headed for their post-secondary plans, their favorite memory from ASU Prep, and who they would like to thank. Read their responses here

Summer Tips: Making Time for a Tech Check!

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Ensuring your technology meets basic standards is an important task in getting ready for an awesome and successful virtual school year. As fall semester draws closer, it’s important to ensure your tech will help support your student’s needs. Not sure where to start? In this post, we’ll dive into the essential tech requirements and a few tips to help you and your student prep for a successful online school year.

Step 1: Conduct a computer check-up

Begin by ensuring your student’s laptop, computer, or Chromebook is in good working order with the latest updates installed. If you need help, consider scheduling a tune-up with a tech professional to optimize its performance. In addition, don’t forget to check the tech requirements at your digital school. For instance, many online schools do not recommend the use of tablets due to compatibility issues. At ASU Prep Digital, we recommend computers or laptops that are less than five years old running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10 and newer
  • Mac OS X 10.6 and newer
  • Linux
  • ChromeOS
Step 2: Check your internet connection

For successful virtual learning, it’s crucial to have a stable, high-speed internet connection to seamlessly support your student’s coursework. So, put your internet speed to the test and ensure it meets the required standards for online classes. Aim for a recommended internet download speed of at least 25 Mbps to help ensure your student’s participation in engaging online live lessons won’t involve any frustrating lag or disruptions.

Follow these instruction to check your internet speed:

  1. Using your web browser, go to Google.com
  2. Search for “internet speed test”
  3. Select the button that says Run Speed Test

For the most reliable and stable internet connection, consider the benefits of hardwiring your device. By doing so, you’ll unlock a whole new level of online learning experience that’s steady, seamless, and satisfying.

Step 3: Find the ideal pair of headphones

Equipping your student with good quality headphones is an absolute necessity for online learning. Help your student immerse themselves in a focused learning environment by choosing noise-canceling, wired headphones, and say goodbye to pesky distractions that may hinder productivity. Why wired headphones? Because there’s no need to monitor battery levels or remember to recharge them. Wired headphones ensure students can experience uninterrupted and seamless participation in their online classes.

Step 4: Optimize assistive technology

If your student requires the use of assistive tools to aid in their learning, such as screen readers or speech-to-text software, it is important to contact your online school’s technology team. They can provide valuable assistance to ensure the required tools are compatible with the system and properly set up for the student’s needs. If you’re enrolled with ASU Prep Digital and need additional information or have any questions about your student’s assistive technology needs, please feel free to email support@asuprep.org.

Step 5: Enable distraction-free technology

Does your online student struggle with staying on task? If so, consider checking out these focus-enhancing applications to help eliminate distractions.

Cold Turkey is a free software that helps students block distractions on their gadgets. It locks out websites added to the block list, making them impossible to unblock until the set time lapses.

Freedom is a powerful software designed to help students combat distractions. With Freedom, students have the ability to target specific websites or applications that distract them the most.

TimeCamp ensures your student’s study sessions stay on course. For example, students often commit to 2 hours of studying, but after just one hour, they may feel a sense of accomplishment and halt their efforts. With TimeCamp, students are encouraged to utilize time productively, encouraging the development of healthy time management skills.

These apps can help your student stay focused and eliminate any unwanted diversions. By blocking specific apps or websites to create a focused environment, students are free to concentrate on their school-related tasks and reach their full potential.

Use this summer to prepare for a successful school year

Setting your child up for a successful virtual school year starts with a thorough tech check. Take advantage of the summer break to evaluate and upgrade any necessary equipment, ensuring a seamless transition into online learning. Following these technology tips, best practices, and guidelines will help pave the way for your family’s digital schooling success.

Congratulations to a Powerhouse Group of Seniors

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ASU Prep Digital Hosts Senior Awards Ceremony

On May 22, 2023 the ASU Prep Digital team hosted a Senior Awards Ceremony via Zoom to honor “a powerhouse group of seniors,” as referred to by Amy McGrath, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice President of ASU Educational Outreach.

The event opened with a slideshow of the award recipients’ photos and selected senior quotes and then Michelle Ugalde, Learning Success Coach Manager, welcomed everyone “in attendance,” including students, families, friends and staff. 

Ms. McGrath opened the ceremony, marking its significance, “This is a momentous occasion. It’s a total landmark for our seniors and for our ASU Prep Digital story of growth.” She went on to make note of the 2,091 college credits earned by the graduating class. Also earned: a jaw-dropping 5.8 million dollars in scholarships. 

McGrath called the ceremony, “A moment to celebrate the hard work, the dedication, and the perseverance demonstrated by each and every one of our graduating seniors. It’s a huge milestone.” She highlighted that although completing their high school career virtually, this group of standouts “transcended the physical boundaries” with their support for one another, as well as their resilience, agility and creativity. 

Sparky Achievement Awards 

Kristin Jackson-Nesmith, ASU Prep Digital Assistant Principal, introduced the Sparky Achievement Awards, presented to students demonstrating academic excellence.

  • Mathematics: Terra Jang Instructor Graham Livingston praised her as someone who “thinks critically. Is constantly engaged in school. Is respectful of her peers and her teachers and just is an all around wonderful person and asset to our school community.”
  • Social Studies: Elias Moreno-Harrington Instructor Raquel Manzanet explained, “We always had great discussions. He would come to class and participate and just engage with his classmates. Always relevant, always having a positive attitude.”
  • English: Isabella G. DelaTorre-Means Instructor Samantha Parker shared, “She makes amazing connections to the world around her. What’s going on in the world, what’s going on in school, to the text that we read.”
  • Electives: Kricia Gianni Zamarron Spanish 3 instructor Renata Valenza described her as “an incredibly motivated and hard-working student who expresses interest and curiosity about the subjects that she studies.”
  • Science: Sofia Sandoval Instructor Jessica Berger shared, “I admired her intellect when she asked complex questions during class. I also learned about her many talents and passions. Sophia is kind hearted, and always respectful of others.”
Grammage: Grit & Growth Awards 

Dr. Robert Striebel, Principal, introduced the Grammage awards for students showing grit and growth throughout the year, making the connection to growth mindset as a key factor in resilience and perseverance. 

  • Mathematics: David Hunter Clark Instructor Erin Morrison taught Hunter in several courses, really getting to witness his path to success: “It was really amazing to watch him soar and he didn’t just soar in my class; he soared in all of his classes.”
  • Social Studies: Emma Glembocki Instructor James Jaeger said Emma “stood out as an exceptional student, disciplined and hardworking” with a marvelous “ability to analyze assignments for the class, some of which were pretty challenging.” 
  • Science: Laisha Ramos Instructor Brooke Toon shared, “The Science Department is extremely proud of the growth she’s made here at ASU Prep Digital, and we cannot wait to see what she does in the future.”
  • English: Ashley Pierre Instructor Samantha Parker praised Ashley for her self-advocacy and ability to ask for help with confidence and maturity. “On top of that, she’s kind, gets excellent grades and participates immensely.”
  • Electives: Madeline Nulph French 3 Honors instructor Ashley Prinsen described how Madeline’s passion really grew after a trip to France and called their in-person meeting a privilege. “She’s every bit as wonderful in person, as I knew she would be.”
A-Mountain Advanced Awards  

May Prince, Executive Director of Student Achievement, introduced the A-Mountain Advanced Awards to seniors earning the most ASU credits while in high school.

  • Paul Montoya graduated summa cum laude with 78 college credits, a weighted GPA of 4.587, well on his way to fulfill a cyber security major at ASU. 
  • Cameron Eckman graduated with 64 college credits and an impressive 4.6 GPA, at just age 16. He plans to attend ASU, majoring in material science and engineering. 
  • Abigail Panusa graduated with 54 college credits, working towards completing a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in criminal justice. 
Sun Devil Spirit Award

Mike Casper, Executive Director of Digital Academics, introduced the Sun Devil Spirit Awards for outstanding seniors who embody the Sun Devil way, as nominated by their Learning Success Coach. 

  • Belinda Fechter is “a ray of sunshine,” involved in a variety of student clubs and activities. She plans to attend Santa Clara University and major in marketing. 
  • Nur Khan, always “two steps ahead” will attend ASU Honors College focusing on material science and engineering.
  • Lucas Moller, “a model ASU Prep Digital student” earned a 4.74 high school GPA as well as 50 college credits with a 4.0 GPA, as well as attended online events and clubs.
  • Matthew Plants’ “exceptional intelligence” will help him soar as he pursues a degree in exploratory math, physical sciences, engineering and technology through ASU online.
  • Hannah Perez “exudes ASU Prep Digital,” completing every semester early, concurrent classes with ease, and graduating summa cum laude.
  • Mariam Khan, “an absolute delight” is known for her drive, determination, true grit, grace and positivity, working hard to achieve her goals. 
  • Moth Hansen, a dedicated hard worker, exemplifies ASU spirit “achieving goals, finishing all courses on time and in good standing.” 
  • Brady Beamer has shown amazing growth and works really hard to achieve his goals, showing perseverance, and unwavering commitment to improve himself. 

Michelle Ugalde closed the ceremony, saying, “I’m so comforted to know that these students are our future and what you’ve been able to accomplish and achieve in high school is truly exceptional, and we can’t even imagine what you are going to accomplish in the coming years.”  

ASU Preparatory Class of 2023 graduated a few days later on May 25.