Arizona State University

A Charter Sponsor

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Arizona State University serves as the authorizing agency for ASU Preparatory Academy advancing its commitment to the overall health of the communities it serves. ASU Preparatory Academy endeavors to build new, replicable models of educational success which raise the academic achievement of all learners.

As the authorizing agency, the University oversees the ASU prep performance including academic, financial and statutory compliance and related terms and conditions of the charter as required by law and in keeping with ASU’s expectations and mission. Please see additional information regarding our Performance Framework and Statutory Requirements for charter schools and their authorizing agencies below.


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Charter Schools Authorized by ASU

ASU Preparatory Academy is an innovative public charter school network serving more than 7,000 students in grades PreK–12. We offer a variety of school models, ranging from fully immersive in-person learning to full-time digital programs.




ASU Preparatory Academy Polytechnic STEM Academy Elementary

6950 E. Williams Field Rd., Mesa, AZ 85212


ASU Preparatory Academy Polytechnic Spark Institute

6950 E. Williams Field Rd., Mesa, AZ 85212


ASU Preparatory Academy Polytechnic High School

7330 E. Innovation Way South, Mesa, AZ 85212


ASU Preparatory Academy Phoenix Elementary

735 E. Fillmore St., Phoenix, AZ 85006


ASU Preparatory Academy Phoenix Middle

735 E. Fillmore St., Phoenix, AZ 85006


ASU Preparatory Academy Phoenix High School

735 E. Fillmore St., Phoenix, AZ 85006


ASU Preparatory Academy South Phoenix Primary/Intermediate

5610 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040


ASU Preparatory Academy South Phoenix Intermediate/High School

4445 S. 12th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040


ASU Preparatory Academy Casa Grande High School

2612 W. Gila Bend Hwy., Casa Grande, AZ 85193


ASU Preparatory Academy Digital



ASU Preparatory Academy Pilgrim Rest

1401 E Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034



Comparison of Review

Evaluation ComponentsASUCharter BoardAZ Legislation
Annual review of academics
Annual review of operations
Annual fiscal audits
Annual submission of performance to the Auditor General
Five Year Performance Review
Annual Network Evaluation  
Evaluation Review Committee  
Site visits by Sponsor staff 
Site visits by Review Committee  
Formal Debrief 
Final Report 
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Charter Application

ASU is not accepting additional applications for charter school sponsorship at this time.

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