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Oro Valley, AZ

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11155 N. Oracle Road
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

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(520) 308-5220
(520) 308-5078
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May 17, 2014
All in all, I estimated $3561 was the cost of my child attending Basis Oro Valley (in addition to costs associated with public school) with minimal extracurricular participation and one day a week of Late Bird (after school care). Public school costs would be things like school clothes and supplies and weren't included in the figure. The largest expenses were Late Bird ($90+/mo), hot/sack lunches and snacks ($105/mo) and transportation/gas for 94 miles a week ($56/mo). If you're an upper middle class family (as many Oro Valley households are) then these costs aren't a big deal. If, however, you're a single-income household with three kids - these expenses are something to consider. It was obnoxious being harassed all year long to contribute to a teacher fund when getting through to a teacher meant taking time off from work to catch them during their "appointment" hours and nothing seemed to be accomplished during these meetings anyway. Some teachers have email and some never check it. It's a great education, don't get me wrong... but it aint easy and it aint free.

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May 03, 2014
World class education for FREE Lunch days, I love the support my student gets I would love to have more vendors so lunch can be every day!

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February 16, 2014
I am a former teacher of Basis Oro Valley who moved on to experience teaching at other schools. Students, never doubt that you are in the right place. The education students receive at Basis schools is leaps and bounds beyond what passes as education at other schools. Yes, it seems hard sometimes. Yes, it is a lot of work, but nothing of value comes easy--nor should it. You are not only learning high-level content that will help you to achieve your dreams, but you are also learning the discipline that will help you achieve those dreams. During my time there, I told my students that discipline triumphs smarts. Pay attention and do your best at Basis; you'll have both the discipline and smarts. Good luck.

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August 19, 2013
I am a 9th grade student at BASIS Oro Valley and have been going here since 6th grade when it first opened. Although I like this school for the great education I am receiving, I am constantly stressed and there is way too much homework. It is only the 3rd week of school and I am already staying up late drowning in homework.

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July 16, 2013
My son is entering his third year, (9th) grade, at Basis Oro Valley, and I am thankful that he has the opportunity to attend this excellent school. Basis is a no nonsense, high achieving, academically challenging school, and so far it has been a very good fit for my son. He is getting the education I wish I had been offered. The teachers are experts in their fields, and are able to make the classes exciting and interesting. My son who used to come home and say school was "okay" or "fine", now tells me stories about his adventures. He has completed an AP World History course, and has achieved a score that is considered by most colleges as a course credit, which will save me $$$. I look forward to continuing the adventure. Thank you Basis!!!

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March 05, 2013
My son is in 5th grade at Basis and I have been very pleased with the school. The curriculum is challenging and the homework is excessive at certain times but the learning is great. My child loves the verity of subjects offered and the school dynamics but sometimes the 3 hours of homework and studying becomes stressful. He has learned a lot this year, probably more than the three years at Sonoran Science Academy combined. It is not for everyone but the principals and teachers are very supportive and are willing to accommodate any child. There are student hours for every subject and you never feel like the child is alone. I highly recommend this school for kids that want a challenge and are bored at their schools.

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February 03, 2013
Basis has a wonderful curriculum, however the new principals are inexperienced which makes parents uneasy. The safety procedures are inconsistent and loose in nature which is essential to a successful school.

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December 21, 2012
I entered BASIS in the 7th grade. I am a high-on-academics student, but this school was very difficult. It seemed as if I did nothing but homework. There was no "study hall" at all. Believe me, the staff and students there are just amazing, kind, and considerate, but I was very stressed from work. I tried to continue to achieve my 4.0 GPA, but I was struggling to keep making the grades. It was hard to obtain good, solid A's.

- submitted by a community member

June 20, 2012
This is a hard school, but if your child likes a challenge. This is for them. BASIS Oro Valley offers high school courses for middle school, and high school. The school is 5th grade to 12th grade, so they will stay a while. Since, there is a lot of students, BASIS divides 5th though 7th as "Lower School", and 8th though 12th is considered "Upper School." This school is a very clean school, and it's location is very safe. Please consider your child enrolling into BASIS Oro Valley, if they exceed the standards of public schools.

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BASIS Oro Valley
11155 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ  85737
(520) 308-5220
Last modified BASIS Oro Valley is a Charter school that serves grades 5-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
BASIS Oro Valley Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top