I love BASIS Peoria. This school is phenomenal, the teachers are great, and so is the staff. One thing you see at BASIS that you don't see at any other school is that the teachers know what they are talking about and make it there goal to help you. At BASIS it is not a sink or swim thing, if you aren't doing good the teachers will do everything they can to help you succeed.
Where should I start? There are honestly quite a few MAJOR issues with this school. Don't get me wrong, it is a great school with some fatal flaws. The administration is ATROCIOUS. They take cheating rather lightly, or simply don't acknowledge it, but I was nearly suspended when some kid threatened to beat me up. Use your phone after school? Forget it. They even attempt to enforce it off campus. Fortunately, if you know what you are doing, you will never have to speak to them. Some teachers are incredibly bad at their subject. Chemistry in particular really attracts the WORST teachers. One of the teachers is absolutely amazing and the other knows nothing about chemistry. It is not uncommon for the teacher to tell you to talk to a different teacher for help. Another main issue at this school is stress and homework. I haven't slept for over 8 hours on a school day for 3 YEARS. 8th grade is awful. I basically run off caffeine and still have problems staying awake in classes. People have fainted because of lack of sleep. I don't do all that great in some classes, yet in a class like physics, we have been doing the same thing since 6th grade, so a high 90 is pretty common.
BASIS was a very helpful stepping stone to improving my time management, figuring out my priorities, and learning how to study with tactics and strategy. However, my life was so focused on school, which is not a bad thing. My meaning in this is that I was not well rounded AT ALL. I had to kill myself to maintain an average score, and the hard effort I had put in were not yielding desirably. I had to quite ALL my extracurriculars, piano lessons, taekwondo, outside art classes, all for this school. I never really experienced the joy that learning usually offered me at previous schools. For me- it is unreasonable that a student must sacrifice everything for one grade. The difficult classes are piled up. I've seen a few people in my class feel sick from stress, and a classmate of mine had fainted due to lack of sleep. I am moving, finally, to another, well balanced and exceptional school, and hopefully I will once again regain the feeling of enjoying to learn new things, something I have lost.
I am entering my third year at BASIS Peoria. I think that my school is fantastic. The curriculum is rigorous. I like that the teachers are skillfully trained in their subjects, because they can show the students their interests in the subjects. The teachers teach with hands-on labs and other out-of-the-box activities. I thoroughly enjoy my classes, because not only are the classes, in general, more advanced, but BASIS allows students to progress as quick as they like. As long as a student is ready for an advanced class, he or she can take that class. I feel that the teachers and staff look out for my individual needs, rather than teaching to the masses. Also, the extracurricular program is expansive, with activities from yearbook and volleyball to fencing and ping-pong. BASIS is not an easy school. The teachers expect ~A LOT~ out of the students. BASIS is not for everybody, but I can not imagine a better school than BASIS Peoria for me.
Basis is a great school. The kids are doing advanced math in 5th grade. They graduate with at least 6 AP credits. It isn't for everybody, but neither is Julliard. Certain schools are ideal for some kids but not others. Basis is for kids interested in truly working hard to learn as much as they can.
I like Basis as an excellent school. The kids are challenged. They surpass the state standards by far. I strongly recommend Basis as a school.
At Basis, the children strive for greatness. They challenge each other to get higher grades, be in more advanced classes, to perform better. The "cool" kids are the smart kids. Consequently, the children achieve incredibly high test scores and incur many AP credits.
I love Basis. The staff is friendly and really takes an interest in the children. Also the children are pushed to do well. This is why I think Basis Peoria is the best.
Basis is one of the greatest schools. The small class size allows for individual attention, something I find amazing for my child's education. He was struggling with English, but now he is doing much better, writing and reading at a much higher level.
Basis gives its students freedom. If enough people want to have a certain extra curricular activity or a certain class, Basis will have that class. For example, one of my children has Kenpo Karate for P.E., and my other does fencing. This freedom makes school fun for kids.
We have been here for over 2 years now. We don't know what we would do without BASIS. Our kids were bored in other schools, but now they are challenged. They work hard for decent grades, but when they get A's they know that they earned them.
Basis is such a great school because the teachers are very supportive. The content is tough but the teachers always explain things very clearly. My favorite thing is having a schedule to change things around so you always can have different subjects at different times every day, instead of just doing the same thing over and over again! Basis really is an awesome school!
I think that basis is a great school for hard determined kids. At the beginning of the year I was terrified but it turned out to be a very exiting challenging adventure. I am very glad I chose Basis. You should too! :)
Could not ask for a better education for our children! Admin great to work with. Teachers are highly educated.
This school is intense! Students have to be exceptionally gifted or exceptionally hard working. The school and its staff are not warm or friendly, and they're happy to leave kids behind. Yet, my 7th grade daughter is willing to work incredibly hard just to keep up, because she's proud she's getting a "smartest kids in the world" level education. She has big dreams.
Excellent curriculum and very intelligent students, but requires hard work and dedication. Lacks opportunity to be well rounded.
My student is in the 3rd year at Basis and loves it. The teachers and staff are very devoted to each child's academic learning. They never fail to notice when a child needs additional help so they do not fall far behind. They offer student hours and also have peer tutors for those who need it. The administration office has an open door policy and the kids are allowed to visit head of school, lower school, upper school director's at any given time. All front office staff are very welcoming and attentive to the kids needs. The curriculum is challenging, but once a student understands the expectations, becomes organized and learns time management skills and utilizes the additional help they will thrive. Yes, there is nightly homework averaging around 2-4 hours per night sometimes less depending on your child's grade level, but they are truly being prepared for college. Doing homework now will not be a shock to them later on in life. The school offers extra curricular activities giving students the opportunity to become involved with over 30 different clubs. I would highly recommend Basis Peoria to anyone who is considering it for their child.
As a parent, I was ecstatic when Basis Peoria opened up in my community! I had already heard so many great things about the existing Basis schools that I was elated to know that my child would now have an opportunity to attend such a wonderful school with such a fabulous reputation for academic excellence. We are just beginning our 5th grade year and we are anxiously looking forward to a fun, exciting, yet challenging year!
My kids love going to Basis Peoria. The teachers are passionate about teaching these kids. The teachers are highly educated and experts in their subjects. My kids really admire the teachers and have a comradery with the teachers. It is definitely more challenging than their previous public school experience but in the end the are learning so much more.
We went in search of a school with the rigor we felt needed to be instilled in our child's education. We certainly found it here. It is new for us, challenging, frustrating, fun, exciting all rolled into one ball. Some days are better than others. I hope to report back after the first year is finished to say--"We loved it and we will be back!" Now is too soon to tell, however, the staff is responsive, teachers are listening and caring (and extremely qualified in their respective fields) so we are glad to be a part of a unique situation in AZ.
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