Top 100 Best High Schools 2013– BASIS Scottsdale – Newsweek – 3/100
School Classification: C, O
GRAD RATE(%): 100
AP/IB TESTS: 3.1
COLLEGE BOUND(%): 100
AVG SAT: 2152
AVG ACT: 31.7
AVG AP SCORE: 4.1
NEWSWEEK SCORE: 4.57
BASIS Charter Schools, recognized as among the very best in both US and international rankings, offer students the opportunity of their lifetimes. “I am involved with BASIS because I know it employs a model that works. With these fundamentals in place, the BASIS Schools have achieved phenomenal results.”
Dr. Craig Barrett, Chairman and President of BASIS Board of Directors, retired Chairman & CEO of Intel Corporation
11440 N. 136th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85259
BASIS Scottsdale opened in 2003, the second school to feature the BASIS course of study, Grades 5-12. This year we celebrate our 10th Anniversary! A decade later, our mission is unaltered; our standards higher than ever. BASIS Scottsdale boasts an elevated humanities program and a carefully constructed math and science curriculum, which is on par with the high achieving educational programs found in Europe and Asia. In short, BASIS students embark on a school career path that leads to present and future success.
The Lower School program focuses on building organizational and study skills and creating a deep knowledge base necessary for students to tackle the demanding AP-based upper school curriculum. Latin, general science and physical geography are introduced in Grade 5. Physics, chemistry and biology are in Grade 6. Seventh graders have the opportunity to study Mandarin, French or Spanish.
The BASIS Upper School is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 high school programs in the country by U.S. News, Newsweek, and The Washington Post. We offer a surfeit of Honors, AP and Post AP level classes in the high school grades, and we can claim that every student who enters the school can excel with support from teachers and family. Upper School students can begin taking Advanced Placement® courses as early as the eighth grade and will take at least eight AP courses and six AP® exams by the end of their junior year.