Skip to comments.Basis Charter Schools, A School System A Freeper Can Be Proud Of
Posted on 06/26/2014 11:43:44 PM PDT by Bizhvywt
I know a lot of people on this site are against public schools, and rightly so.
I just wanted to share a Charter School that does deserve credit for what they are doing.
Basis Charter Schools, http://basisschools.org/ is leading a revolution in the education industry.
One of my children will be attending there this year for 5th grade. He just tested into Algebra 1, for 5th grade!! There is no way that a typical public school would allow him to do that.
My other child just finished 6th grade. She took Algebra 1, Latin, separate courses in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics, amongst other great courses.
And because of it's a Charter School, it was free!!!
I'm smart, but there is no way I could home school all these subjects, at least, not for very long.
I just wanted to share. There was not much that came up when I searched.
Good to hear you are happy with it!
My twins go to a private school here in Virginia that costs about 5k each. Worth every penny but love to get it free.
Actually, Basis has recently opened up private schools in states that do not allow charter schools, New York and California, specifically. The cost of a private Basis School is about $25,000 a year. Still a bargain.
It’s not “free.” Taxpayers must pay for it...
My grandson goes to a Basis Charter School in DC.
He began at the school in 4th grade the year the school opened. Basis offered summer school and other aids to get all the beginning students up to speed so they would all start with similar advantages. He too took Algebra in 5th grade.
That sounds great. One of my kids went to BASIS — one of the schools ranked in the top 5 or top 10 in the nation, year after year, by US News and World Report and Newsweek.
I don’t want people to get the wrong idea about when you said your child tested into Algebra I. Any child at any level can go to BASIS. It’s not like a child can “fail” the test and be rejected or you have to get to a certain level to go to BASIS. You don’t. They test you simply to SEE what level your child is at. Mine in fact was very very low testing in for math, but with her hard work, my encouragement, and some extra help from math teachers, she caught up pretty quickly. It was wonderful. It’s high achieving, with hard work, but without pressure.
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