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1,265 students|Basis School Inc.
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School leader:  Michelle Mason
11155 N. Oracle Rd.
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

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(520) 308-5220
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BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    Before, After
  • Dress policy
    None
  • Transportation
    None
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Engineering, Humanities, Mathematics, Music...
  • Arts
    None, Band, Chamber music, Choir / Chorus...
  • World languages
    Chinese - Mandarin, French, Latin, Spanish
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20 reviews

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Submitted by a community member · March 01, 2016
Basis offers a rich curriculum and an excellent variety of “bonus” classes like Kenpo, Mandarin, Art, Latin, Engineering, Drama and Music. For students that do not participate in extra circulars outside of school this is a great thing. My... more

Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
Submitted by a parent · January 21, 2016
It's hard to rate "teachers" on this question b/c there is a wide range of talent at the school. Some teachers are fantastic, whereas some are just OK. Some teachers are hyper-defensive when parents make inquiries. Between the defensiveness and... more

Amount of homework: Too much
Submitted by a parent · January 21, 2016
The amount of homework exceeds recommended guidelines (based on research). It should be noted that the homework would be more manageable at the outset if teachers were clear about expectations and due dates (i.e., put them on the homework sheets).... more

Develops honesty: Disagree
Submitted by a parent · January 21, 2016
There is a sense of "Gotcha!" rather than admitting it when teachers have made mistakes on homework and testing (including failing to record homework grades). The staff and teachers talk about "responsibility," but they themselves are unwilling to... more

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The mission of BASIS charter schools is to empower students to achieve at globally competitive levels with a transformative K–12 academic program.

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Last modified: July 7, 2016
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Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. (520) 308-5220
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