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Teacher of the Year Finalist from Basis

The Arizona Charter Schools Association announced yesterday that BASIS Flagstaff Biology Teacher Sheri Jordan is a finalist in their Teacher of the Year award. “Sheri refuses to give up on students who are not performing well in her classroom. She tracks every assignment, lab report, quiz, and test score. If a student falls below a […]

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Governor Signing State Budget

“Today, I proudly signed into law a conservative and comprehensive budget plan that adds real resources to our State’s most critical programs, while setting aside dollars for the fiscal challenges that lay ahead. I applaud and commend legislators of both chambers who worked with me in good faith to make this possible.   “It is […]

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Restaurants Serving Up Lunch at Charter Schools

While the new charter school in Flagstaff, Basis, is known for its rigorous course work and anticipated high test scores, few people realize they also have a unique alternative to the average school cafeteria. From smoky pulled-chicken sandwiches to authentic Asian cuisine, students can order meals from locally owned restaurants including Mix, Big Foot BBQ, […]

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The Power of Touch

Touch is perhaps the most powerful sense of all. From the moment we are born, before our eyes are open, a gentle touch calms us and lets us know someone cares. In the beginning stages of life, a nurturing touch helps create a bond that shapes us for the rest of our lives. Even though […]

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Basis School Preparing for School Year

Flagstaff’s newest charter, Basis School, plans to begin school August 17th.   Kara Kelty, the Head of the Basis Flagstaff campus says she is enthusiastic about the school.  “We have 515 enrolled with a few openings in certain grades,” she tells FBN. Governor Jan Brewer, the Basis President and Board Chairman Craig Barrett, and Basis […]

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