Socialization is an important aspect of education, whether you’re learning in a traditional school setting or online environment.
But how is socialization embedded into the ASU Prep Digital experience?
ASU Prep Digital provides students with many opportunities to interact with their peers and teachers, despite myths that online students don’t socialize as much as their traditional school counterparts.
In fact, socialization in online learning isn’t much different than in a brick-and-mortar. Let’s take a look at the different ways ASU Prep Digital students socialize.
Live lessons are one of the best ways for students to connect with their teachers and peers on a regular basis. Teachers use a video meeting platform called Zoom for live lessons. They can share their screen, present materials, and engage with all of their students at the same time.
“We like to present information in a variety of ways to benefit all types of learners,” said Kerri McMillen, a social studies teacher at ASU Prep Digital.
Through games, mini group assignments, and other activities, students learn the skills needed to complete coursework on their own while building genuine connections with everyone.
We love getting students and staff together for in-person events. This is why we’ve created a community engagement calendar for every semester!
From ASU campus tours to trips to pumpkin patches, students and their families can mix, mingle, and socialize with their peers and ASU Prep Digital staff!
ASU Prep Digital offers over 12 clubs for students to choose from, including book club, yearbook, mythology, and student government. And if students don’t see a club that piques their interest, that’s okay—they can start one of their own!
We encourage our students to find ways to enhance their high school experience, and this is one of the best ways to do so. If you want to hear more about clubs from the student perspective, read this spotlight on Hannah Stewart, one of ASU Prep Digital’s first students!
‘Parents of ASU Prep Digital’ Facebook Group
As a way to empower our families to initiate conversations and interactions within our community of learners, we created a Facebook group specifically for parents of current and prospective ASU Prep Digital students.
In this space, they’re able to ask questions about enrollment, the student experience, and the process of switching from traditional schooling to online learning. Many parents also use it as a way to plan meet ups and events for students who live near the Phoenix area and are looking to make new friends.
Ready to join our community of learners? We always accept part-time applications on a rolling basis, which you can access here. And if you’re interested in learning more about our program for future full-time enrollment, please schedule a call with an admissions advisor.