BASIS Ahwatukee is in its fourth year, and is quickly building steam to make 2016–17 its best year yet. In 2015–16, BASIS Ahwatukee welcomed its largest faculty and student population, and displayed a high level of excellence and leadership that will continue to expand this year as new electives, more AP® courses, and Senior Projects are added to the curriculum.
Last year, BASIS Ahwatukee said farewell to its first graduating class; though a small group, the Class of 2016 received a collective 36 college acceptances and earned 20 scholarships totaling more than $705,000. BASIS Ahwatukee continues to grow and excel and, now that it has graduated its first class, is one step closer to achieving the same national recognition as its sister schools. As one member of the Class of 2016 said in his graduation speech, “If you want to do something, start with the basics. If you want to change the world, start with BASIS.”
Highlights from the 2015–2016 school year:
- The school was named K–6 Champion of the Knight’s Fork
Tournament at Chess Emporium in Phoenix
- Seven 12th grade students took 67 AP Exams with a passing rate
- A student participated in the North-Central Regional Orchestra and
was invited to participate in the All-State Orchestra.
- A student was invited to represent the school in the Junior High All
Star Basketball game for Canyon Athletic League.
- A 12th grade student was named a National Merit Finalist.
- BASIS Ahwatukee had an average SAT score of 1989
- The school represented Arizona in the Middle School
Academic Competition at the National Science Bowl.