About ASU Prep

Founded in 2008, ASU Preparatory Academy originally operated as University Public Schools, Inc. (UPSI), which opened its first campus in Mesa, Arizona. ASU Prep opened its downtown Phoenix location just one year later, in partnership with the Phoenix Elementary School District, and transitioned its Mesa location to ASU’s Polytechnic campus that same year. In 2016, a third location opened in Casa Grande, Arizona, in partnership with Barça Academy.

At ASU Prep
• We are a Cambridge Curriculum school aligned with College and Career Ready standards. 

• Family involvement is the key to our success. 

• Our high school graduation requirements are aligned with Arizona State University’s admission requirements.

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of our students were admitted to four-year degree granting universities.


(63% admitted to ASU)

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of our ASU-bound students earned Merit based scholarships.



Phoenix School Demographics


Phoenix High School

Grades Served: 9th – 12th

Student Enrollment: 428

Free/Reduced Lunch: 63%

Attendance: 89%

SPED* Enrollment: 10%


Phoenix Middle School

Grades Served: 5th – 8th

Student Enrollment: 355

Free/Reduced Lunch: 66%

Attendance: 94%

SPED* Enrollment: 12%


Phoenix Elementary School

Grades Served: K – 4th

Student Enrollment: 393

Free/Reduced Lunch: 70%

Attendance: 94%

SPED* Enrollment: 11%


Polytechnic School Demographics


Polytechnic High School

Grades Served: 9th – 12th

Student Enrollment: 235

Free/Reduced Lunch: 20%

Attendance: 94%


Polytechnic STEM Academy

Grades Served: 5th – 8th

Student Enrollment: 297

Free/Reduced Lunch: 22%

Attendance: 96%

SPED* Enrollment: 14%


Polytechnic Elementary School

Grades Served: K – 4th

Student Enrollment: 372

Free/Reduced Lunch: 15%

Attendance: 96%

SPED* Enrollment: 11%


Case Grande School Demographics


Casa Grande High School

Grades Served: 9th – 12th

Student Enrollment: 61

Free/Reduced Lunch: 48%

Attendance: 92%

SPED* Enrollment: 3%

*SPED – Special Education

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admitted to a two- or four-year post-secondary school.



in scholarships acquired by the class of 2016.


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ASU college retention rate for the ASU Prep Class of 2016.



2016/17 Student Demographics

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 Enrollment Summary


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 Student Wait List Averages



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during the 2016/17 academic year.








During the 2016/17 school year, ASU Preparatory Academy students participated in academic apprenticeships and mentoring with more than 15 ASU partners including University Housing, Changemaker Central and the School of Life Sciences Neuroscience Research Lab. ASU Prep students were also invited to participate in more than a dozen ASU programs and collaborations like virtual field trips hosted by ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration.