BASIS Tucson North (originally BASIS Tucson) opened in 1998 as the first BASIS.ed-managed charter school and now has the largest student population in the entire BASIS.ed network. It is the network’s flagship high school with some of the most veteran BASIS.ed teachers, but the BASIS Tucson North community is constantly evolving. This year, the school has launched several initiatives to engage students, parents, teachers, and staff in the spirit of learning, community-building, and service.
Building a sense of community within each BASIS Tucson North grade level is also a main focus for this school year. Teachers are planning social events to not only help students connect with other students, but to also encourage parents to connect with one another. The school has also begun coordinating monthly community service opportunities for families to serve others, both within and outside the school community.
Highlights from the 2015–2016 school year:
- BASIS Tucson North was named #3 Best High School, #2 Charter
School, #6 STEM School, and #2 High School in Arizona by U.S. News
& World Report. Additionally, the school was named the #4 Most
Challenging High School in the U.S. by The Washington Post.
- The Mathcounts team took first place in the Southern AZ
- The Chess Team won the state championship for 5th, 6th and
- A student earned 1st place at the 2016 United States Geography
Olympiad Varsity National Championship.
- The Robotics team qualified for the World Championship in St. Louis
and received an Excellence in Engineering Award in the process.
- Students won the SAAA Soccer Championship for the sixth year in
- Two 12th grade students earned a perfect score on the SAT 2400.
- Two 12th grade students earned perfect scores on the ACT
- BASIS Tucson North students took a collective 954 AP Exams in 2016.
- Three students from the Class of 2016 were accepted to
- There were 10 National Merit Semifinalists in the Class of 2016.