2013-14 Parent/Student Handbook
REGISTRATION OPEN ENROLLMENT
December 4, 2013 - 12:00amBASIS PEORIA SCHOOL
TEACHER MEET AND GREET
December 10, 2013 - 5:30pmBASIS PEORIA SCHOOL
WINTER ORCHESTRA CONCERT
December 11, 2013 - 6:30pm
WINTER BAND CONCERT
December 12, 2013 - 6:30pm
BASIS in the Media
BASIS Tucson North ranks among best schools in the world
KVOA News 4 Tucson
High Scores at BASIS Charter Schools
The Case Against High School Sports
NYTimes review of "The Smartest Kids"
Acclaimed new book mentions BASIS
Best High Schools
US News & World Report
WELCOME TO BASIS PEORIA
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
25950 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway Peoria, Arizona 85383 Phone: 623.566.9100 Fax: 623.566.9109
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
BASIS Peoria is a college-preparatory school with an enrollment of 730 in Grades 5-11. BASIS Peoria features the same rigorous academic program for as in our award-winning sister schools in Scottsdale and Tucson. Students who attend BASIS Peoria are committed to attaining the highest level of academic and intellectual achievement.
To meet the needs of such an able and motivated student body, BASIS Peoria recruits a highly talented academic faculty. Expert teachers with a passion for learning make BASIS Peoria an exceptional environment for students with diverse backgrounds and interests. Our teachers dedicate many additional hours towards supporting their students both before and after school.
BASIS Peoria is organized into a lower school program (grades 5-7) and an upper school program (grades 8-12). BASIS Peoria Lower School focuses on building organizational and study skills and creating a deep knowledge base necessary for students to tackle the demanding upper school curriculum. Our lower school curriculum combines opportunities to pursue academic excellence as we help our students to become well-rounded individuals. Students are introduced to courses such as Latin, physics, chemistry and biology as stand-alone classes in the lower school. An excellent program in the arts and music complement our core classes here at BASIS Peoria.
A rigorous liberal-arts curriculum prepares our upper school students for admission into the nation’s top colleges and universities. All graduating seniors enter college, and several dozen colleges visit our campus each year to recruit BASIS Peoria students to their schools. BASIS Peoria Upper School students can begin taking Advanced Placement® courses as early as the eighth grade and will take, at a minimum, eight AP courses and six AP® exams by the end of their junior year.
With the combination of a rigorous and tested curriculum, an AP board examination system unique to BASIS, and talented, dedicated teachers, we believe every student who comes to BASIS Peoria can succeed. We concentrate on academics and offer targeted student support, ensuring every student has the opportunity to flourish. For more details, visit the curriculum tab.
MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL:
Welcome to BASIS Peoria! Whether you are already a member of our school community or are a prospective student, teacher, or parent who is interested in learning more about us, we hope that this site will offer you a glimpse of the enthusiasm and vitality that define the BASIS Peoria experience.
BASIS students represent a diverse array of ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds. In every corner of our campus and beyond, from our classrooms to our science labs to our performance stages, you will find our students and teachers working, learning, and exploring together in an environment that fosters the development of curious, lifelong learners.
This past school year has been one of celebration, gratitude and new beginnings. It is my privilege and honor to continue as your Head of School at BASIS Peoria for a second school year. We have a faculty and staff of wonderful people who are filled with the love of learning, the love for young people, and love for teaching. Our teachers work closely with students both in and out of the classroom, inspiring students with their enthusiasm and expertise.
In addition to welcoming new students and staff members, we also welcome additions and improvements to our academic and extracurricular programs. We will have our very first class of graduating seniors this year. We are eager to see what the future holds for these young scholars. I look forward to what the new school year holds for BASIS Peoria and want to personally invite you and your family to visit our school. You may also call us at any time 623.566.9100.
Head of School
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS
Per A.R.S. § 38-431.02. Notice of meetings for BASIS Peoria will be posted on this website under People – School Board. Notices will also be posted on a front lobby window at 25950 North Lake Pleasant Parkway, Peoria, AZ 85383, visible to the public 24 hours per day, seven days a week.