In 2012, BASIS Washington, D.C. opened as the first BASIS.ed-managed charter school outside of Arizona. Located in the heart of downtown D.C. near the National Portrait Gallery, the beautiful school serves grades 5–12 and mirrors the design of our nationally-ranked sister campuses, in both facility and in academic value. In August, PARCC scores showed 86% of BASIS DC high school students scored a 4 or 5 in Math.
This year, BASIS DC has launched the “Be More Than a Bystander” anti-bullying campaign. This campaign includes school-wide town hall discussions, an anti-bullying poster design competition, and special training and implementation of a Safe-Space program for select teachers.
BASIS DC looks forward to hosting its first commencement ceremony this year for the Class of 2017. In our nation’s capital, BASIS Washington, D.C. provides an unparalleled educational community and only continues to flourish as part of the BASIS.ed network. Indeed, in annual rankings released by the D.C. Public Charter Board in November, 2016, BASIS Washington DC was the District’s top-performing charter school – an immense honor for our school, and the entire network.
Highlights from the 2015–2016 school year:
- In 2015, BASIS DC middle school students earned the highest combined
PARCC scores in the District.
- BASIS DC students in the Certamen Program finished first in the Level
II and Latin I Advanced competitions.
- Both the Science Olympiad and Science Bowl teams
excelled in competitions; the Science Bowl team earned
a competition championship.
- One 7th grade student competed at the 2016 Thaw at the Rinks for
the United Capital Blades Speedskating Club among Midget Class
competitors and earned a bronze medal.
- Two BASIS DC students were Finalists in the “Letters About Literature”
contest through the D.C. Public Library and the D.C. Center for
- A high school student won 1st place in the District for the Junior
Achievement Scholarship Essay Competition.
- A high school student received an academic athlete award
for Cross Country from the D.C. State Athletic Association.