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Elementary School Program

Grades K-5

Our online elementary school program provides families with the opportunity to access a world-class education from the comfort and safety of home. We combine hands-on activities with online lessons to create an engaging experience personalized to your child’s needs. Parents collaborate with our certified teachers to support student success and foster curiosity in a project-based model that encourages to students to work ahead at their own pace.

Remote Teachers

We’re a Different Kind
of Online School

Like most online schools we have a flexible schedule that allows students to work anytime, any place. But we’re also a world-class university with the technology and teaching resources that make our student experience unique.

  • A model that surrounds students with support and creates a warm, safe space where they can be vulnerable enough to take risks in their learning
  • Real collaboration between parents and teachers
  • A Learning Success Coach is assigned to every family to help students focus on the future, pursue passions and develop a vision for the type of student they want to be
  • Engaging curriculum that combines the best of online and offline, hands-on activities in layers of learning that foster deeper discovery
  • Personalized one-on-one instruction

The ASU Elementary Student Experience

Live Lessons

Each day includes live lessons with an online teacher

Whole Class Time

This includes discussion, community building and learning

Small Group Time

Reading, project check-in, tutoring and targeted instruction

Individual Time

One-on-one instruction, knowledge checks and support

Study Time

Students work on the computer and complete offline activities

Parental Guidance

Parents serve an active role as a learning guide throughout the day

Sample Activities Calendar Grades K-5

Daily Class Huddle

8:00-8:40

We start the day by getting the whole class together for a live video home room session on Zoom. This is designed to build community, foster student friendships, improve social and emotional learning, and share in a mini inquiry lesson to get those thinking caps warmed up.

Get Your Wiggles Out

8:40-9:00

Time for students to organize their supplies for the day, grab a snack and get ready for the first live lesson.

Language Arts Live Lesson

9:00-9:45

Monday is English Language Arts day which means it’s time for our story of the week. These mini lessons cover reading comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, fluency, grammar, and anything else that helps little language learners. Other days of the week feature different subjects.

Zen & Zest

9:45-10:00

A chance for relaxing, restroom breaks, royal robot battles and giving someone a hug.

Sun Devil Learning Time

10:00-11:15

Check your weekly/daily goals, this is the time for independent learning, personalized learning on adaptive software, collaborative group projects, live learning in small groups or one-on-one teacher time.

Big Break Lunch

11:15-11:45

Run. Rest. Refocus.

Sun Devil Learning Time

11:45-1:45

Similar to the morning Sun Devil Learning Time, this is a student’s chance to work independently, in small groups or one-on-one with the teacher.

Specials

1:45-2:15

What makes this time so special? It’s a chance for students to pursue their passions, whether that’s music, art, athletics, or something else.

Clubs

2:30-3:30

This is optional time for students to participate in clubs. Our clubs are driven by student interest and change each semester.

How do I enroll or learn more?

Enrollment for our elementary school program ends Monday July13! Please apply online.

Want to learn more about the program? Please watch this recorded info session here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Elementary School

When does elementary school start? What are the enrollment deadlines?
You can find all the enrollment information here, including start dates and deadlines. All of our elementary students are considered full-time so to get started, please choose the full-time application and fill it out online. Once submitted, we'll review and send you an email with instructions on how to upload your required documents. After we collect all the state required docs, someone will reach out to you and help get things started.
What curriculum is used in elementary school?
The curriculum in each class is personalized by the teacher, aligning with the Arizona state standards. The teacher will integrate live video chat lessons, publisher-created online lessons, workbook style activities, hands-on projects and teacher created content. 
What subjects are taught in elementary school?
English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, PE
Can advanced elementary students take middle school classes?
Yes, we personalize the learning so each student is working up to their potential. Students are allowed to work at their own pace and accelerate beyond current grade level.
Are there standardized state tests in elementary school?
Yes, AzM2 is the statewide achievement test for Arizona students. Arizona public school students in Grades 3 – 8 and grade 10 (cohort 2023 in 2020-2021 school year) will take the grade level AzM2 assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics.  Testing dates are in the spring each year.  
Is Kindergarten a full-day program?
Yes our program has scheduled activities throughout the day. Although we do not offer AM/PM options, online learning allows for a flexible schedule.
How many students are in each class?
In a virtual environment we personalize the learning to be a class of one. On average, each K-5 teacher is assigned 30 students. 
What are the age requirements for Kindergarten and First Grade?
Kindergarten: Any student enrolling in kindergarten must be five (5) years old on or before Sept 1 in the school year for which you are enrolling. First Grade: Any student enrolling in 1st grade must be six (6) years old on or before Sept 1 in the school year for which you are enrolling.  
What are the technology requirements?
Students need to have a computer with a modern browser and internet access.  The following items are suggested for all courses:
  • earbuds
  • webcam
  • printout of course pace chart and syllabus
  • calendar/planner
  • pencils and college ruled paper for students who would like to take written notes
There are a few materials and downloads needed for particular courses (mainly electives) and a tech and materials spec document can be requested for any course.   Devices (We recommend devices less than 5 years old)
  • Desktop
  • Laptop
  • Chromebook
  • Microphone and webcam
Operating Systems
  • Windows 10 and newer
  • Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
  • Linux
  • ChromeOS
Internet Speed
  • High speed internet (recommended)
Supported Browsers
  • Edge (latest version)
  • Safari (latest version)
  • Chrome (latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)
Supported Browser Plugins and Settings
  • Javascript enabled
  • Flash - latest version is recommended
  • 1024x768 is recommended
  • Pop-up blockers should be disabled
  • Cookies should be enabled.
Please contact support.asuprep.org for further assistance.