BASIS Scottsdale began the year with a brand new building that features larger classrooms, additional science labs, a stage with lights and sound, and a beautiful new gym. From a student body of 138 and a faculty of nine in 2003, BASIS Scottsdale has grown to a student body of 1,092 and a faculty of 95. Including the Class of 2016, BASIS Scottsdale has graduated 272 students, 100% of whom have gone on to attend four-year colleges and universities.
As the second eldest BASIS.ed-managed charter school, BASIS Scottsdale is one of the top-performing schools in the network and sustained its high national rankings in 2015–16 as U.S. News & World Report’s #2 Best High School, #1 Charter High School, and #4 STEM School in the United States. Additionally, BASIS Scottsdale was ranked the #1 High School in Arizona (U.S. News) and was included in The Washington Post’s list of “Top Performing U.S. Schools with Elite Students”.
BASIS Scottsdale is proud to be one of BASIS.ed’s two Legacy Schools, and we look forward to continued achievement from our students and staff.
Highlights from the 2015–2016 school year:
- Science Club students won the Regional Science Bowl and
attended the National Science Bowl Finals in Washington, D.C.
- 32 seniors (including one early graduate) were named National
Merit Semifinalists and another 27 (also including an early graduate)
were named National Merit Commended Scholars.
- 97% of BASIS Scottsdale students who applied to Barrett, The Honors
College at ASU were accepted.
- 88% of BASIS Scottsdale students who applied to the University
of Arizona Honors College were accepted.
- A student from the Class of 2016 received an award from the
George W. Brackenridge Foundation for her Senior Project
titled “The Social Impact of Low Carbon Electrification
of Remote Locations”.
- Math teacher Marizza Bailey received the 2016 Presidential Award
for Math and Science Teaching. (Please see page 23 for details.)