School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE
BASIS Scottsdale is a competitive, high-caliber high school. Ranked the Number 3 high school in the USA by U.S. News and World Report, it was established in 2003 to provide students with an internationally-competitive curriculum that will prepare them for whatever they choose to pursue.
Located in Downtown Scottsdale on 10 acres, BASIS Scottsdale’s new facilities opened for the 2016-17 school year. The school features state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, a basketball court, and performing arts facilities.
SPORTS AND ARTS
There are a number of opportunities for BASIS Scottsdale students to express themselves outside of the classroom. The school offers a number of different sports for both boys and girls throughout fall, winter, and spring. Students in grades 9-11 can participate in sports.
In terms of arts, BASIS Scottsdale students can take part in a number of performing and fine arts opportunities, including several AP classes in the arts.
Located only 20 minutes outside of Phoenix, Scottsdale is an urban metropolitan city known for its warm weather and is often referred to as a “golfer’s paradise.” Along with a lively downtown area, it has plenty of parks and recreation programs.
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Awards and Accomplishments Of School
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2018: - #1 Public High School in the U.S. - #1 Charter School in the U.S. - #2 STEM High School in the U.S.
Edward Li (got an early acceptance to Oxford University):
“BASIS Scottsdale is the best school I have ever attended. It repays every single bit of my effort in times. Be it academic achievement, interpersonal relationship, or sportsmanship, I always cherish my growth with full appreciation for every single person at BASIS Scottsdale.”
Justin Lin (got an early acceptance to Purdue University):
“BASIS Scottsdale is a great school where you can meet the most patient and professional teachers and the best students in U.S. Also, the exchange program is so helpful that director can solve every problem as well as spend time together.”
- 9, 10, 11 Grades at School
- 1% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableNo
Accepting Students in GradesNo
TOEFL Junior RequiredN/A
Other - Eligibility Requirements?After the ZAPP application is completed and send to Educatius, the student will receive a link to the schools online application. The student will have to complete this application and once the placement is secured and shared with the student, the student will have to enter the placement information in the application to get the official acceptance letter out. Educatius will not have access to these online applications. This school online application requires an extra $500 international fee that needs to be paid upfront. The tuition invoice will be sent to the student but also to Educatius. Customer should pay the full Educatius program fee to us and we submit the tuition to the school. I-20 document will be sent directly to the student and will not be administrated via the Boston office.
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