While online learning has been around for several decades, many families only recently discovered it in 2020 when schools pivoted to remote learning because of the pandemic. This elementary school parent wrote to share that they’re staying with ASU Prep Digital until college.
“Our family’s introduction to online learning started in the Spring of 2020. Much like the rest of the world, our former school went to remote learning. Although it was far from perfect, we immediately started to see the benefits of the kids learning from home. We enjoyed a slower pace with a routine that didn’t involve racing around, and we were able to spend more quality time together.
Our former school was not set up to offer online learning after Spring 2020. We were so desperate to find an online school that we could trust with our children’s education. Both Mom and Grandma are Arizona State University Alumni and as such keep in touch with the ASU community. It was through an informational email that we found out about ASU Prep Digital. We immediately knew beyond any doubt that we could trust ASU to offer elementary level education that is ultimately geared to preparing each student for college.
Our older child started in 3rd grade and our younger child started ASU Prep Digital in Kindergarten. Their plan is to stay with ASU all the way to college graduation. We think it’s really cool that the kids can go from Kindergarten to Ph.D all with the same school. We also love that we are more involved in knowing what the children are learning. We feel this digital school format allows the teachers to come into our home and be a part of our weekday routine. It’s very easy to communicate with teachers and staff through Zoom, email, text, and phone calls.
We also love the fact that the kids can grow with ASU Prep Digital. If the children’s needs and desires change, they have the opportunity to have a hybrid schedule where they can learn from home and enjoy the campus environment. That is forward-thinking on ASU’s part, the future of education is flexibility and having choices in where and how you learn.”
“This digital school format allows the teachers to come into our home and be a part of our weekday routine.”
There is definitely something to be said about being able to spend more quality time together at a less frantic pace. Thank you for entrusting ASU Prep Digital with your children’s education, for welcoming us into your homes, and making us part of your routine!
It means a lot when a parent shares how ASU Prep Digital is helping their student succeed. We’d love to hear from you. Share your story with us at Elogan4@asu.edu.