Since opening its doors in 2011, BASIS Flagstaff has expanded and grown in ways that make us all proud to be the home of the Yeti! Now a full K–12 school, BASIS Flagstaff offers the rigorous BASIS Curriculum to families in the cool pines of Northern Arizona. Earning the #5 Best High School in the Nation designation from U.S. News & World Report in 2018, academic excellence happens across grade levels through a connected and cohesive curriculum that promotes student development and engagement. Our school culture is one where the spirit of support and cooperation encourages students and teachers to explore ideas, collaborate, and grow. It is not uncommon to see an eleventh-grade student helping a third grader with Mandarin, a history and a math teacher working to make connections between lessons, or the Dean of Students reciting poetry at a staff meeting. BASIS Flagstaff cultivates lifelong learners.
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- BASIS Flagstaff ranked #5 on The Washington Post‘s Most Challenging High Schools list for 2017.
- BASIS Flagstaff 2017 graduates earned over $4.8 million is merit aid.
- Notable college acceptances among 2017 graduates: Duke, USC, Cornell, Northeastern, Dartmouth, Barrett Honors College at ASU, UofA Honors College, and UC Berkeley.
- 2017 BASIS Founders’ Prize for Top Senior Project Demonstrating Original Research ($10,000 scholarship).
- Eight National Merit Semifinalists.
- AP Exam pass rate reached its highest percentage yet at 86 percent.
- One teacher and one student nominated for the prestigious STEMMYs from Flagstaff STEM City.
- State title in Lincoln Douglas Debate.
- Chess team tied for second place at the state tournament.
- The grades 7 and 8 cross country boys team earned fourth, and the grade 6 boys placed seventh, at the Arizona Cross Country State Championships.
- Boys varsity basketball qualified for the semifinal round of the regional tournament.
- Girls high school cross country placed eighth in the state.