As repeatedly demonstrated in U.S. News & World Report rankings, the academic foundation of our primary school curriculum sets the stage for our high schools’ success.
U.S. News & World Report rankings include data on nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools are ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and college preparation.
For STEM High School rankings U.S. News & World Report looked at the top 1,000 public schools from the latest Best High Schools rankings and evaluated their students’ participation and success in Advanced Placement® science and math tests.
|BASIS Oro Valley||#27||#2||#4||#12|
|BASIS Tucson North||#54||#8||#9||#15|
|BASIS Washington, D.C.||#274||#3 (D.C.)||#68||-|
Check out the latest issue of Outcomes, our annual magazine celebrating excellence by teachers and students in the network of BASIS Charter Schools.
BASIS Charter School students achieve Advanced Placement® success, and we set high expectations for our students and use The College Board’s AP® Exams as a measure.
Unlike most American schools, which only allow their top performing students to take AP® courses, BASIS requires them of all students starting in grade 9. Graduates of BASIS Charter Schools have completed at least six AP courses, and it is not unusual for students to have taken eleven or twelve AP Exams over the course of their educational journey.
The College Board® recognizes students’ exemplary performance by naming them as:
Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
Being an AP Scholar sets students apart from their peers on college applications, and those having received a score of 3 or higher typically experience greater academic success.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Test for Schools is based on The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and administered to fifteen-year-old students every three years in more than seventy countries. Rather than testing memorized facts, the OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA) assesses problem solving and critical thinking, both of which the BASIS Charter School Curriculum is based upon. BASIS Charter School students consistently outscore others across the globe, including those attending the highest-ranked schools in the world.
|BASIS Charter Schools*||596||624||622|
|Hong Kong (China)||551||524||517|
|United Arab Emirates||435||432||434|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||406||403||398|
* Includes BASIS Ahwatukee, BASIS Chandler, BASIS Washington, D.C., BASIS Oro Valley, and BASIS Tucson North.
Source: OECD “How Your School Compares Internationally: OECD Test for Schools,” 2020. BASIS Charter School results are from the 2019 OECD Test for Schools. Results for all other countries and educational systems are from the 2018 PISA exam. The 2020 OECD Test for Schools was designed to enable international benchmarking against results from the 2018 PISA exam.