About BASIS

BASIS charter schools (managed by BASIS.ed) have been raising the level of American education to the highest international standards since 1998. BASIS charter schools have an academically accelerated, internationally benchmarked liberal arts curriculum at 24 open enrollment, tuition-free public charter schools across the United States and are listed among the nation’s best by any measure – state and national rankings, success on Advanced Placement exams, success on PISA/OECD testing, and college admissions, among many factors. The BASIS formula is simple: we continually improve our exceptional curriculum; we hire bright, passionate teachers who are experts in their subjects and often have real-world experience; and we teach students to find what inspires them, and to ask and answer questions without hesitations or limits.

School Locations (Grades Served 2017-18)

BASIS San Antonio Primary Medical Center (K-5)
8519 Floyd Curl Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78240

BASIS San Antonio Primary North Central (K-5)
318 E. Ramsey Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78216

BASIS San Antonio - Shavano Campus (6-12)
(temporary location)
2220 NW Military Hwy.
Castle Hills, TX 78213

 

 

Notable Achievements

Alone among all public school districts in Bexar County, BASIS Texas received straight A’s on the 2015-16 TEA A-F Ratings.

For the 2016 OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA), 60% of BASIS.ed Network students scored in the highest proficiency levels for math compared to only 9% of all U.S. students. For reading, this difference was 42% versus 8% and science was 39% versus 7%.

BASIS Texas students in grades 8-10 took the PSATs in 2016. The mean score was 1042 for 8th grade (compared to 868 statewide and 903 nationally), 1085 for 9th grade (885 statewide and 914 nationally), and 1133 for 10th grade (894 statewide and 932 nationally).

According to the 2016 Texas STAAR Results, the percentage of students at BSAMC and BSANC scoring Satisfactory or above for End of Couse exams was 99% for Algebra I compared to 78% statewide; 100% for Biology compared to 87% statewide; 99% for English I compared to 65% statewide; and 98% for U.S. History compared to 91% statewide.

BASIS students begin taking AP and EOC exams in earlier grade levels than their peers across the state. For instance, AP U.S. Government and Politics is taken in 9th grade and AP Psychology is offered as an elective beginning in 8th grade, while the Algebra I EOC is taken in 6th 0r 7th grade and Biology and English I are taken in 9th grade.

Academics & Activities

The BASIS.ed curriculum for grades K-4 focuses not only on academics, but also on critical thinking, organizational skills, time management, study skills, and behavioral expectations. Each classroom has two teachers – a subject expert and a learning expert.

The BASIS.ed curriculum for grades 5-7 introduces high-level content standards early and often to ensure that students have mastered the material by the time they enroll in Honors and AP-level courses.

The BASIS.ed curriculum for grades 8-12 is widely recognized as one of the most academically-advanced high school program in the world. The acceleration of the curriculum allows students the option of graduating after 11th grade; however, most students choose to continue their studies in 12th grade in order to complete a Senior Project and Capstone Courses.

In addition to the core subjects, students also take Music, Art, Drama, and P.E.

Extracurricular activities include clubs such as Academic UIL, Chess, Creative Writing, Robotics, Speech and Debate, and Yearbook. Sports include Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Flag Football, and Volleyball.

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Enroll Now Open Enrollment period for 2018-19 is Nov. 15 - Dec. 15, 2017