ASU Preparatory Academy - Polytechnic High School Reviews
Rating 4.16 out of 5 146 reviews
There is a lot of nice people and staff here but bullying typically gets swept under the rug or isn't handled correctly. My sister was cyber-bullied by most of her grade and the school did little to nothing about it. There are few cases of bullying that are brought up or are extremely bad like my sister's experience. Other than that the students here are typically nice and the staff are as well.
Teachers are nice and the school has a lot of technology, resources, and connections at its disposal. Falls into typical pitfalls of a public charter in that its primary goal is enrollment numbers.
It's a very well-rounded school that sounds scary at first, but a solid experience once you get used to the environment. Everyone from students to staff is friendly. Rarely you see bullying at this school. Also with the close proximation to the polytechnic campus and the school's own emergency force(police), make the school much safer and easier for nearby police. Lots of opportunities for students even if they don't plan to go to college. The clubs, activities, and sports selections are amazing. Before there wasn't as much due to the fact the school was much smaller. But now there are many options like a Cultural Diversity club or Chess. The school also has so much diversity with students and shows respect to all of them. The school also offers many ways to get early college credit like taking a college course or passing a Cambridge test if you're in the more advanced class. Similar to AP classes The schools also offer much help for students prep for their future. It's a great school
Some teachers seem to not care of certain students accommodations such as 504 plans. When it comes to organizaton they're usually on top of it.
What the school does well in is academics. This is the draw of coming to this school, as its connection to ASU is what drove me here in the first place. That said, it uses Cambridge curriculum, which is unfortunately not recognized in most colleges in the US. There are a few other problems holding the school back such as having no music and arts presence. While STEM is important, it's important to note that the school isn't a STEAM school with the arts, as it is heavily neglected in the school. Furthermore, there are very few clubs, and not all of them are very good, as a lot of them suffer from leadership problems. Finally, there's a huge problem with communication in this school in general. You will often hear things at the last minute, which can make it hard to sometimes enjoy school when things are last minute. Overall, while it is a fine school, it is being held back by a bunch of problems which if fixed, would become a great school.
It has its downsides but if you focus without those downsides bringing you down,you'll see a lot of opportunities
ASU Prep Poly has overall been a great school to attend. It is a very small school where everyone knows each other. It has a good curriculum combined with labs/facilities for experiments. It has a very safe environment.
I loved this school. It had many resources that students could use. I would definitely recommend this school to others.
The teachers were welcoming. Senior year is the most important year at this school, they prepare you for college by making you sign up for scholarships and local universities.
Simply an excellent school. Classes are small, the content rigorous but rewarding, and the teachers lovable.
I am currently a senior at ASU Prep Poly, and I can't recommend the school enough. While it's true that going to school here doesn't include football games or crazy school dances, it is extremely welcoming and an amazing learning environment. Every teacher is kind, thoughtful, and qualified; every student is considerate and approachable. Since this school is fairly small, you eventually know nearly every single student in your grade which creates a close-knit community.
This is a good charter school for those wanting to take college classes in highschool but not much else. The high school reaches a dead end in opportunities because it doesn't offer AP classes that are needed for some colleges.
My teachers were always pleasant and were very helpful and always helped answer our questions and show where we got wrong on certain questions. The Special education teacher is very nice and all teachers were helpful when accommodating disabilities and would always check up on the students to make sure they are on track and to make sure that all the students pass their classes.
I liked many things about ASU, specifically, I think that the academic curriculum is great and it really helps set students up for college. Also, there are many resources to help students succeed in their classes. There are tutoring, office hours, and club opportunities that help students with subjects that they might have trouble with. I would like to see the extracurricular opportunities more expanded and prep students better for bigger tests (ACT, SAT, e.t.c.).
I personally really enjoyed my high school experience at ASU Prep. I wish there were more sports and that students would attend the games more so we could have more spirit, but I do like the teachers and staff a lot and the academics are really good and the teachers do try their best to teach us and make sure we understand.
ASU Prep was once a community built on trying to help the students, now it seems all they care about is maintaining their reputation and image, one that is beginning to crumble. We lose about half our teachers and staff every year, and students have started to leave in flocks. Our classrooms are overfilled, the teachers are underprepared by the admin, and the student body is struggling more than ever. We don't want perfection we just want the people who run the school to listen to us.
I've had a great experience going to this school. Everyone is very helpful and all teachers do everything to help their students in success. I also feel very safe with the school police patrolling the school. It's also very easy to follow the system like getting around the school and how the block schedule. A very good school and highly recommended.