BASIS Phoenix Central, in its third year, now serves more than 900 students in grades K–8. Currently, BASIS Phoenix Central’s 8th grade students are participating in CourtWorks, an ASU Law mock trial program sponsored by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Mary Murguia. About 300 8th grade students from local schools participate in a mock trial at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in downtown Phoenix to take on the roles of the prosecution and defense.
To continue building support within the community, BASIS Phoenix Central has implemented a series of themed coffee chats hosted by the school leadership to bring families and faculty together. Additionally, the annual BASIS Phoenix Central World Fair will represent a record 22 different cultural booths that celebrate the school’s diversity.
Highlights from the 2015–2016 school year:
- Last May, Governor Doug Ducey and First Lady Angela Ducey
visited BASIS Phoenix Central to launch their summer reading
initiative, which encourages Arizona’s youth to stay sharp by
spending time every day reading and learning during summer
vacation. During their visit to BASIS Phoenix Central, the Governor
and First Lady toured the school, read to Kindergarten students,
made book donations, and surprised the 1st Annual #WhyILoveAZ
Bookmark Design Contest winner.
- The Chess team for grades 4–7 was undefeated.
- The Robotics team participated in its first Lego League Trash
Trek Robotics competition.
- Math League won 1st place overall at the Phoenix
- Girls’ Cross Country finished 3rd in the Division 1 sectionals.
- The coed soccer team for grades 5–7 was undefeated.
- Drama Teacher Matthew Crosby performed in
“The Producers” at a community theatre.