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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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Teachers at this school are effective:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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Leadership at this school is effective:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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There are 73 reviews about all of the school topics.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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This was an issue for my own student during middle school years and occurred during a class The school seemed very ill-equipped to even address the issue, and definitely not equipped to combat it. For my own student it's no longer an issue, but I don't know what the school is doing now as a whole.

Supports LD students: Disagree


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My student does not have a learning issue, but I have had conversations with parents whose children have such differences and who have struggled to get the school to cooperate.


Effective school leaders: Disagree


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I have no idea whether the leadership is effective. It has changed numerous times. I think the present leadership is the least effective.

Develops character: Strongly disagree


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The classrooms are so disruptive and the students bear little or no consequences. The teachers are not held to the standards, failing to meet deadlines that are imposed harshly on the students. This doesn't teach respect, compassion or integrity.

Teacher effectiveness: Disagree


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This varies widely. Some teachers are excellent. Unfortunately, these tend not to last. They are either wooed away to other schools, or they opt for higher education, medical school, or fellowships.


Amount of homework: Strongly disagree


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Hours of meaningless homework that is often not collected on the appointed day. If not handed in when randomly collected, no credit is given and the grade suffers significantly



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Very poor learning environment; multiple changes in administration, with the latest adding nothing of note to the school; poor discipline overall in the classroom and school as a whole; extremely rude staff. My daughter did well enough in the middle school but we should have transferred out at the high school level, a choice most of her friends wisely made. If you choose to remain, be sure you research the requirements they will expect you to meet and what help they don’t provide. Basis is not about education. It’s about numbers. And the numbers don’t always add up. Ours has not been a positive experience.



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I would recommend asking a lot of questions before entering this school. It works for some students, it definitely doesn't work for others. The "rigorous" curriculum comes with some caveats, one being that it does not always have teachers qualified to teach the courses, this is true of the AP classes that are required of the 8th and above classes. Those students take an AP exam and that AP exam translates into their school grade. In our experience, the teacher is not always qualified to teach these high level courses. An AP class is not just another class. We have had the experience of being told to "buy the book," without any help in which of many, many AP prep books, and one month before the exam told to "do the exercises." Juggling several AP classes as a 9th and 10th grade student is more than a rigorous curriculum, it requires trained teachers. Basis does not always provide them and the students suffer.


Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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It has no effective policy or doesn't effectively implement one.

Supports LD students: Strongly disagree


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This school seeks to weed out weaker students and to maintain only those top performing students.

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Last modified BASIS DC is a Charter school that serves grades 5-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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