About us

Arizona State University is pleased to introduce ASU Prep Digital, a new college prep option where online high school and university courses converge in a unique learning opportunity for all students. Built on the Cambridge International Curriculum framework, this rigorous virtual school program prepares students for acceptance at leading universities and encourages them to explore future college majors and careers in an increasingly interconnected environment.

Starting in August 2017 we will support districts in Arizona, while serving students around the world.

University partners

ASU Prep Digital is part of ASU Preparatory Academy, an innovative and thriving public charter school that teaches students in preschool through high school. Chartered by Arizona State University, ASU Prep Academy has grown to serve more than 2,200 students at three campuses in Arizona.

We strive to equip each of our students with the knowledge and training to graduate high school and be successful in college. We believe that a strong college-going community is imperative for the success of our students, our community and our global society.

We believe that every student can achieve a post-secondary education, and have designed our coursework and mentorship programs to make sure that belief becomes a reality.

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

Leadership

Julie Young

Julie Young

CEO, ASU Prep Digital | Deputy Vice President of ASU Educational Outreach

Julie has been celebrated as an education disruptor for nearly three decades. She was the founding CEO and president of Florida Virtual School, the world’s first state-wide virtual school and one of the nation’s largest K-12 online education provider. When not leading international school programs, you’ll find her at the nearest beach with several golden retrievers.


Amy McGrath

Amy McGrath

Chief Operating Officer, ASU Prep Digital | Associate Vice President of ASU Education Outreach

Amy has been exploring education innovation and personalized learning for more than ten years with her efforts in school design, marketing strategy and educational policy. She is dedicated to educational reform and instructional choice for all students. She is also a fan of all things soccer and chasing her children and chickens around her yard.


Cecilia Lopez

Cecilia Lopez

Senior Officer Global Sales & Relations

Cecilia is an influential education industry veteran who once received the Most Powerful and Influential Woman award from the National Diversity Council. When not helping districts with their online learning needs, she’s cooking up something spicy for family and friends.


Wendy Oliver

Wendy Oliver

Senior Learning Architect

Wendy started the first state-wide online school in Tennessee and is incredibly passionate about building tech tools that students actually enjoy. She is an avid reader and an even more avid mom to her 5-year-old.


Dana Van Deinse

Dana Van Deinse

Executive Director

Dana is an educator, principal and online learning expert from Arizona who loved digital and blended learning before it was cool. She finds creative ways to support families and help their kids get on the path to college. She is also an avid hiker and kayaker who travels to a beach anytime she can.


Todd Jones

Todd Jones

Senior Global Business Development Officer

Todd turned public education on its head when he brought private sector strategic thinking to the public school system in 2000. After years of leveraging new technologies to address business challenges for companies like United Airlines, General Electric, and Burger King, this former Accenture/Cambridge Technology Partners leader committed himself to improving education for kids worldwide.


Advisors

Michael Horn

Michael Horn

Advisor

Michael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. He serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for Entangled Ventures, an education technology studio, and he is also the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank. When he is not reinventing education, he is trying to keep up with his twin girls.


John Bailey

John Bailey

Advisor

John Bailey serves as an advisor to entrepreneurs, investors, and government leaders to help them navigate emerging issues presented by globalization and disruptive technologies. He is a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Fellow, a Walton Family Foundation Fellow, and served as a senior program officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. John is on the board of directors for the Data Quality Campaign and previously served as a domestic policy advisor in the White House, Deputy Policy Director to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and Director of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. Though he is a master strategist, his Bernese Mountain Dog, Bentley, runs his house.