Technical Requirements

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What are the minimum system requirements?
The Learning Cloud was built and optimized for desktops and laptops running Windows, MacOS, and Chrome OS. Additional requirements are as follows:

  • Hardware: Desktop, Laptop, or Chromebook.
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 10 and higher. MacOS 10.10 and higher. ChromeOS.
  • Supported Browsers: Chrome, Edge, Safari.
  • Minimum Resolution: 1024×768.
  • Audio Output device. Example: Speakers.
  • Stable internet connection, downstream speeds at least 10mbps.
  • Mouse or Trackpad.
  • Full QWERTY Keyboard.

Note: for the best experience, and to ensure compatibility, the latest OS and browser updates are recommended. Touch Screen mobile devices such as an iPad or a mobile phone are not recommended.

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

  • Chrome(latest version)(recommended)
  • Edge (latest version)
  • Safari (latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)

Supported Browser Plugins and Settings

  • Javascript enabled
  • Flash – latest version is recommended
  • 1024×768 is recommended
  • Pop-up blockers should be disabled
  • Cookies should be enabled.

Virtual Reality (VR) /Augmented Reality (AR) Some courses have Virtual and Augmented Reality experiences which are best viewed with devices that are AR/VR enabled. These experiences can have large file sizes and it is recommended that they are downloaded over wi-fi. Minimum Devices:

  • iPhones 5S
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Newer VR/AR enabled devices (Recommended)

Please contact for further assistance.

Mental Health Resources

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ASU Prep Digital is committed to the well-being and success of our students both in and out of the classroom. Many students face significant stressors in their lives, which can interfere with personal and academic goals. For some, this can result in thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

We understand that it can be difficult to know when to be concerned about yourself or a peer. While it may look or feel different for everyone, please click here for signs to look out for that may indicate distress or significant emotional concern.

If you or a peer need help, it is important you know there are steps you can take and you don’t have to go through this alone. Find a list of resources below and if you aren’t comfortable reaching out for professional help yet, please know your parents, teachers, and learning success coaches are here to support you.

  • Crisis Response Network is an Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to connecting individuals to the help they need. The network’s Find Help tool can be used to learn more about their services, read personal stories, and find facts on mental health.
  • To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit organization aimed at providing help and support to those who are struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. Their FIND HELP tool can be used to locate counseling in your area.
  • Crisis Text Line is a not-for-profit organization that provides free crisis help via text message 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit their website to learn more or text ‘START’ to 741-741 to begin with a trained Crisis Counselor.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline– 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
  • Find a list of the International Suicide Hotlines here.
  • For emergency situations, please call your local police department via 9-1-1.

Stress and Balance
Stress is a natural part of life.  We experience stress in varying degrees daily.  Getting a handle on stress helps to create balance.  Some signs of balance include:

  • Mindfulness: Living in the present moment rather than worrying about the past or the future
  • Time management: Making good use of your time so that you attend to the important priorities in your life
  • Regulating emotions: Recognizing and expressing your emotions in constructive ways
  • Prioritizing sleep: Setting an effective sleep routine so that you get enough sleep to rest your body and mind daily
  • Coping: Skill in finding constructive ways to manage challenging situations
  • Relaxation: Ability to bring the body and mind to a calm state of being

Explore topics in stress and balance:

Admission of Homeless Students

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McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001

Information for Parents:

If your family lives in any of the following situations:

  • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
  • On the street
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations, or
  • Doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing

Then, your preschool-aged and school-aged children have certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.

Your children have the right to:

  • Go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there. They must be given access to the same public education, including preschool education, provided to other children.
  • Continue in the school they attended before you became homeless or the school they last attended, if that is your choice and is feasible. If a school sends your child to a school other than the one you request, the school must provide you with a written explanation and offer you the right to appeal the decision.
  • Receive transportation to the school they attended before your family became homeless or the school they last attended, if you or a guardian request such transportation.
  • Attend a school and participate in school programs with children who are not homeless. Children cannot be separated from the regular school program because they are homeless.
  • Enroll in school without giving a permanent address. Schools cannot require proof of residency that might prevent or delay school enrollment.
  • Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records or any other documents required for enrollment.
  • Enroll and attend classes in the school of your choice even while the school and you seek to resolve a dispute over enrolling your children.
  • Receive the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children served in these programs.
  • Receive transportation to school and to school programs.

When you move, you should do the following:

  • Contact the school district’s liaison for homeless education (see phone number below) for help in enrolling your child in a new school or arranging for your child to continue in his or her former school. (Or, someone at a shelter, social services office, or the school can direct you to the person you need to contact.)
  • Contact the school and provide any information you think will assist the teachers in helping your child adjust to new circumstances.
  • Ask the local liaison for homeless education, the shelter provider, or a social worker for assistance with clothing and supplies, if needed.

ASUPD Contact: Kerri McMillen / / 919.205.8152

If you need further assistance, call the National Center for Homeless Education at the toll-free HelpLine number: 1.800.308.2145

Online Extracurricular Offerings

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We offer a variety of clubs to our students for a robust and well-rounded learning experience. Students may sign up for more than one club and experience opportunities to have fun with and learn from their peers in structured online activities.

Click here to view all of our clubs.