Middle School Program
Middle school is a time of discovery, and our online program allows students to pursue their passions and prepare for high school, college and careers. We provide solutions for students who want to accelerate and those who need a little more time to catch up. Our certified online teachers provide live online instruction and our Learning Success Coaches are there to help students chart a path to their dreams.
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 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 Prep Digital Middle School Experience
Whole Class Time
This includes discussion, community building and learning
Small Group Time
Collaboration, project check-in, tutoring and targeted instruction
One-on-one instruction, knowledge checks and support
Students work on the computer and complete offline activities
Parents serve an active role, supporting learning throughout the course
Having the freedom to make my own schedule and work at an accelerated pace on high level courses in an amazing community is what KWS is about.
I am thoroughly impressed with how everything runs and how detailed it is. Students are actually being taught and learning. All the Live Lessons this week that I have seen my son in were engaging, I am so happy for this school year and just utterly impressed.
You don’t have to follow the group average, you can structure around you and personalize it.
It is a place where I will learn and grow actively and collaboratively with students and learning guides who love life and learning as much as I do.
Most of the time school is memorizing the book and putting it down on paper. I want to use critical thinking and hone in on the reason why.
The live science labs and daily seminars are very exciting to think about.
Sample Courses Grades 6-8
10:00 am (Actual times may vary)
Led by your Learning Success Coach, this is a time for learning the skills needed to become an independent student. We’ll cover time management, study skills, goal setting and the social and emotional lessons needed to be successful. And along the way we’ll have a little fun, build class community and get warmed up for the week.
English Language Arts
This course provides a strong foundation in grammar and the writing process. It emphasizes simple but useful composition and language mechanics strategies with multiple opportunities for modeling practical, real-world writing situations that will enable students to improve their written communication skills quickly. Through a variety of grade-appropriate reading selections, students develop a clear understanding of key literary genres and their distinguishing characteristics. Your English teacher will provide a schedule of live virtual lessons each week.
We offer math for grades 6, 7, 8 as well as high school Algebra and Geometry for advanced students. All of our math courses include live lessons each week and independent online study in our adaptive platform. The work is personalized to match the student’s ability and a rich dashboard of analytics helps students, parents and teachers track progress.
All of our science courses are inquiry and lab-based, including a significant number of hands-on lab activities. The sixth-grade integrated science course focuses on basic physical science, Earth and space science, and ecosystems. Seventh grade focuses on cells, the life cycle, nutrition, chemical reactions, force fields, and energy. And Eighth grade covers genes and adaptations, evolution, energy and the Earth, the Earth’s changing climate, waves, and technology and human impacts on the Earth.
Middle school is a great opportunity to learn about the world, it’s history and governments. This is the time each day when students will focus on US history, world history, civics, geography and more. Sixth grade students will focus on the cultural, religious, economic and political systems of society. Seventh grade students will view the world through historical and geographic lenses. Eighth grade students will use inquiry to learn citizenship and civic engagement while connecting the major events of US History to modern day issues.
Our full-time middle school students will take five courses each semester. In addition to the four core courses, they will choose one of our semester-long electives each semester. Some of the electives you can choose from include: MS Spanish, MS Guitar, MS Game Design, MS Art, MS Photography, MS Coding and more!
We offer a variety of middle school clubs and the chance for students to pursue their passions, whether that’s music, art, athletics, or something else. Clubs meet online to socialize and plan activities.
How do I enroll or learn more?
Enrollment for our middle school program is now open! Please apply online and our admissions team will contact you after reviewing your application. This process usually takes about a week.
Want to learn more and have the chance to ask questions? Join us for an online information session where we’ll dive into the details. Follow the link below to a calendar where you can choose a date that works best. You can also watch a recorded info session here.
Frequently Asked Questions
- printout of course pace chart and syllabus
- pencils and college ruled paper for students who would like to take written notes
- Microphone and webcam
- Windows 10 and newer
- Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
- High speed internet (recommended)
- Chrome(latest version)(recommended)
- Edge (latest version)
- Safari (latest version)
- Firefox (latest version)
- Flash - latest version is recommended
- 1024x768 is recommended
- Pop-up blockers should be disabled
- Cookies should be enabled.