They just give tons of homework. If you give too much it will be useless beating. This is similar to swimming and how to fell "big water". There is that right amount of homework that will be of most effect.
I don't like the way they have set up the pick up time for the grades. For most of the students pick up time is same and parents start to come there 30 minutes before, it is a huge chaos on the road at that time. They don't allow you to take right or left turn when you need it. Construction is still going on in the same complex so inside roads are also blocked.
Moreover the staff is soooo rude that they say they will call the cops without even listening to you properly. I made a big mistake when I took the decision to enroll my kid there.
I have moved my kids to Basis in the hope that they get better education than the previous school but I am totally wrong. Bad choice. Feel like my kids had wasted one year of their precious time. Parents- there are still better schools in chandler, just look for it.
All that they care about is how much money they collect for ATF. The math and language levels are so low that the child does not feel confident in any subject. More importance is given to completion rather than correctness of the homework. They are constantly ask8ng the parent to provide everything they need to run the school....and have enough money to open new branches every year. The teachers are way too casual and dress without thinking that they are working with little kids.
The school has been a big disappointment...
Teachers cannot fluently in English.
To advertise Basis brand is the focus rather than students questions and concerns. Teachers quit any time they want. There's no one to teach the class so counsellors have to teach. Not well structured institution.
My son just finished the 11th grade at BASIS Chandler and he absolutely loves it! All the classes have been great, the teachers actually being experts in their respective subjects often adds to his interest, and he has had a great time participating in several extracurriculars and also playing a sport. Students spend 2-3 hours per night on homework so they do need to be organized to keep up. Help is everywhere for all who ask. The school actually tries to prepare the students for college; this is quite a contrast to the policy of lowered standards popular elsewhere. We could not have asked for a better experience.
The reviews about teacher churn and wide variety of talent in teaching ability are true. They are up front with this however, but are short on the details of how that can really negatively impact the learning experience. When students must pass every class or be held back regardless of overall GP ... this is the reality of high-stakes comps counting for 50% of the year. The school is too small to manage the logistics of one or two kids retaking a single subject so they set policy to erase a child's school year for a single F grade. The parents need to help the kids not with homework, but the stress of adult-level consequences wrought by thier understanding of what these grades MEAN. I witnessed kids crying at grade ceremonies and one child wrote "my failure" on their balloon because (presumably) it was not one of the higher awards. They do lots of things right. .. but need to work very hard on the emotional impact of thier policies.