What is the balance between synchronous and asynchronous courses for High School learners?

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This may look different for every custom partner or custom proposal to fit their needs. Typically, our students are expected to be working in the course for 5 hours/week, so if we say that a live lesson is roughly 45-60 minutes, then the scheduled synchronous time is 15-20% of the time spent in the course. We encourage live interaction between students and teachers daily, and we accomplish this by incorporating an open door policy for teacher support as well as collaboration opportunities for students.

Can I join sports, clubs or extracurricular offerings?

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Yes. Students will have both online and on-site opportunities through Arizona State University and other ASU Prep Academy sites to participate in extracurricular offerings.

Here are examples of our online extra-curricular opportunities:

Elementary Clubs

  • Spanish Club
  • Club Mix It Up
  • Sparky Broadcasting
  • Stem Club

Middle School

  • Veterinary
  • Math Challenge
  • NJHS
  • Fitness Club
  • Literary Club
  • Sun Devil’s Digest
  • Science
  • Student Government

High School Clubs

  • Book Club
  • Forks Up Lounge
  • National Honor Society
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Writing Club
  • Drama
  • ASUPD Blog
  • Student Government
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • Psychology
  • Science Club
  • Here 4 U
  • Diversity Club
  • Gardening Club
  • Art Club
  • Amnesty International Club
  • Gaming Club
  • Change of Elements

What if I fall behind and/or struggle?

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Finding your groove and navigating multiple classes and the rigor of college prep courses can sometimes be challenging. We get that. So much that we provide you with a Learning Success Coach that will be there to guide you during your entire high school experience.

Our goals for you are simple: graduate high school, seamlessly move on to attain your college degree, then compete in the global job market and contribute to your community.

What do we do if it seems the work is too advanced?
Contact your teacher for any questions about the coursework.

What time does school start and end each day?

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Nope, it doesn’t work that way at ASU Prep Digital. While your teachers will plan specific times to meet with students to conduct live lessons, collaborate, or host tutoring sessions, your day starts and ends when YOU decide. To meet the rigor and demands of a college prep curriculum, a typical full-time student spends approximately 30 hours per week engaged in courses.

Some students love this freedom while others may struggle to figure out a groove. Don’t worry…you will have your very own Learning Success Coach to help you every step of the way.

How will I interact with other students?

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In numerous ways! Amazing teachers, technology tools and rigorous college prep coursework lay the foundation for a unique learning experience. At ASU Prep Digital, we help you gain the knowledge and training that will allow you to connect with peers both locally and across the globe.

You will have the opportunity to complete projects, collaborate in live lessons, engage in discussion posts and more, with your online peers.

What does a typical day look like?

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This depends on you, your schedule, and how you best learn. While you’ll have a pace chart that guides what work is due weekly, it’s up to you to structure your days. You may find yourself working in a course, attending live lessons, doing offline research and participating in student clubs. There are countless opportunities and ways to tailor your schedule.

While you will attend online classes with peers throughout the world, you will also have face-to-face opportunities in your community through academic and social events. To get a detailed look at a day-in-the life of our students, check out the student story videos.

Student Stories

Will I be sitting in front of a computer all day?

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Absolutely not! While your curriculum is based online, you will complete offline activities such as lab work, research, reading, and collaboration with community, university and business partners to help deepen your understanding through experiences that engage you outside the virtual classroom.