High expectations, and a system designed to meet them.

BASIS.ed manages a dynamic network of high-quality, tuition-free, open-enrollment public charter schools.

Every charter school in our network is built upon the same Cognia-accredited pedagogic, curricular and cultural platform. We strive to provide the widest possible access to our programs, and thereby, the widest degree of choice in the future lives of our graduates.

BASIS.ed creates and manages the BASIS Charter School Curriculum, assessments, and training processes that make outstanding learning results possible. We also provide all back-office support services: human resources, finance and accounting, marketing, and IT.

Our culture relentlessly focuses on the key factors that improve student learning, we monitor results to ensure that students and teachers are meeting extremely high expectations. Our cycles of performance metrics and program oversight allow superior BASIS Charter School Curriculum teachers to advance–and those standards inspire professionalism in every school we manage.

BASIS Culture

The BASIS Charter School Curriculum model is how and why we exist. It champions our unique culture and relies upon our unique curriculum consistently across all campuses. The culture-plus-curriculum building blocks underpin learning environments where behavior matters. BASIS Charter Schools are places where students come to class prepared to think actively and be respectful.

What do our students learn to respect?

  • other people
  • the importance of hard work
  • the power of a support system
  • the capabilities they have within

The BASIS Charter School Curriculum is a pathway for students to discover:

  • A love of applied knowledge, invention, and creative problem-solving
  • That asking questions and seeking help are fundamental to self-reliance
  • Individual strengths that emerge as they rise to challenges

Above all, the BASIS Charter School Curriculum model is designed to prepare students for more than academic success. It prepares people for a lifetime of dreaming and doing.

What Makes BASIS Charter Schools Unique

The Culture of BASIS Charter Schools

If one word encapsulates the culture of BASIS Charter Schools it would be “participation.” Participation starts with those who understand, embrace, and cultivate our principles: teachers, school managers, and school staff. Participation extends to students and parents who quickly discover that while classrooms and curriculum are important, educational experiences are a function of anytime, anywhere openness to learning. The culture of BASIS Charter Schools is built on the expectation of professionalism, intellectual boundary-pushing, and tolerance for differences—with everyone participating!


At BASIS Charter Schools, everyone has a profession. The teacher’s job is to know, inspire, and educate our students. The manager’s job is to facilitate the educational process by clearing time and space for learning. The BASIS Charter School student’s job is to actively participate in learning and remain inquisitive. Everyone at BASIS Charter Schools shares these goals; we are guided by the same standards, rules, and regulations, and everyone contributes to our collective professionalism.

Intellectual Tolerance

BASIS Charter Schools do not mandate agreement or uniformity of ideas, experiences, or philosophies. We do require mutual respect as an outgrowth of acknowledging the complexity and value of other perspectives. Therefore, our teachers take responsibility for showing students the importance of developing and defending personal, intellectual, and moral principles while considering those of others.

Striving for Excellence

At BASIS.ed we’re proud of our charter schools’ results. Yet we always look to improve, as do our students. In fact, a BASIS Charter School student’s educational progress is a continuous process of learning from shortfalls, building on success, and analyzing possibilities. Every BASIS Charter School student learns that growth stems from applying ourselves further than we thought we could.