Not only has BASIS Goodyear increased its student population by nearly 50% to serve nearly 780 students in grades K–9, but also this year, high school students are taking their first Advanced Placement classes. Additionally, Physics teacher Carl Vasil was recently selected as a Finalist for the Arizona Charter School Teacher of the Year, a prestigious honor that is awarded to teachers who demonstrate a passion for their subjects, a dedication to their students, and a willingness to go above and beyond what their job calls for. In just its second year, BASIS Goodyear is already showing its massive potential for the BASIS.ed network.
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The Golden Eagle!
- BASIS Goodyear’s AzMERIT Scores were among the highest in the West Phoenix Metropolitan Area.
- 24 students in 8th grade took the PSAT/NMSQT® and achieved a group average higher than the national average for 11th grade students.
- BASIS Goodyear received a charter for the National Junior Honor Society and inducted its first members.
- The school’s winter concert was attended by more than 1,200 people.
- During its two book fairs, the school sold more books per school student body than any other book fair.
- Students earned more than $10,000 in pledges for the Scripps National Spelling Bee Great American SpellCheck with all proceeds benefiting the school’s Annual Teacher Fund.
- A 2nd grade class won the City of Goodyear Reading Challenge with the most pages read out of all 2nd grade classes in Goodyear.
- Music teacher Dr. Jean Pierce became a flautist in the Musica Nova Orchestra, a premier independent professional symphony in Phoenix.
- The school organized 19 separate clubs and activities, many of which were initiated by students.
- Art students displayed one of their prize-winning art pieces in a local art gallery.