Before enrolling your child in a new school, it’s important to do your research. Looking up information about schools near you is a good place to start, but when it comes to getting a full picture of what a school is like, nothing beats an in-person visit.
At BASIS Texas Charter Schools, we proudly offer tours to prospective families. During these tours, we deliver all the information that families need to make an informed decision for their child.
Signing up for a tour is easy! Simply visit our Events page, select the tour you’re interested in, and RSVP via Eventbrite.
Here’s everything you need to know to prepare for a tour at a BASIS Texas Charter School campus.
Going on a school tour is a great way to learn about potential schools for your child. Some of the main reasons to tour a school include:
On a school tour, you’ll learn about who we are, what makes our curriculum unique, and why we excel at teaching K–12 students.
Our tours are led by experienced school administrators who know our schools inside and out. After some introductions and an overview of what BASIS Texas Charter Schools are, you’ll set off on your walk-through tour of the campus.
During the tour, you can expect a brief look inside some of the classrooms. You’ll also be shown areas such as the multi-purpose room, playground, and art room. Along the way, your tour guide will provide detailed information about the BASIS Charter School Curriculum, school culture, extracurricular activities, and more. There is plenty of time to ask questions—both during the tour and at the end!
Our tours are approximately 45–60 minutes long. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to start so that you have plenty of time to check in at the front desk and get a visitor’s badge. For security purposes, we require all adult attendees to present photo identification when checking in.
Excited about your upcoming school tour? We get it; we’re excited to see you, too! Here are a few things you can do to make sure you get the most out of the experience.
First and foremost, we recommend doing a bit of research on the school you’ll be visiting. Here are a few pages on our website that will help you learn more about our high-performing schools:
Of course, you’ll learn more about these topics during your school tour—but getting a head start doesn’t hurt!
Take some time to jot down any questions you may have about the school you’re touring. Whether it’s general questions about BASIS Texas Charter Schools’ teaching philosophy or specific questions geared towards your child’s needs, a school tour is a great time to get answers!
Some example questions include:
Don’t forget to bring your list of questions with you on your tour. This will ensure you don’t forget anything you were meaning to ask!
There’s a lot to take in during a school tour! Whether you prefer to use your phone or a notepad and pen, be sure to bring something with you that you can use for notetaking. During the tour, write down any key details, as well as your general impression of the school.
If possible, we recommend bringing your child along for your school tour. This is a great way for your child to become familiar with the campus and meet teachers and staff. Your child’s impression of the school may also play a large role in your decision-making process.
Set a reminder for your tour date and make sure you have a plan for getting to the school on time. Aim to arrive 15 minutes before the tour’s scheduled start time, so you have time to check in.
What are you waiting for? If you haven’t already, sign up for a school tour today by visiting our Events page and registering for a tour at your local BASIS Texas Charter School campus.
We hope to see you on a tour soon!