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09 November 2017   Robert Meindl

BASIS charter schools offers an exceptional TUITION-FREE liberal arts program for grades K through 12, including an optional Full Day Kindergarten program*

The BASIS Open House event takes place next week. You don’t want to miss this!

Wednesday, November 15th from 5:30 – 6:30
1901 Prescott Lakes Parkway
Prescott, AZ 86301

When you join us for our Open House event on November 15, experienced BASIS charter school staff members will introduce you to the key elements of our critically acclaimed BASIS Curriculum and address any questions you may have regarding our academically focused culture, incredible teachers, and academic model.

Open Enrollment for the 2018-19 School year is November 15 to December 15.

About the Kindergarten Program

• Half and Full Day Kindergarten programs available

• The kindergarten program offers foundations in language, literacy, civics, history, science, math, movement, engineering and technology, mandarin, performance arts, visual arts, and music

Kindergarten in the BASIS Curriculum instills a love of learning and develops students' academic foundations, preparing them for success in the rest of the BASIS Curriculum.

KINDERGARTEN PROFESSIONALS

All of our Lead Kindergarten Teachers are professionals who are passionate about educating young children. As experts in early education, our teachers focus equally on the social, emotional, physical, and academic development of their students. Our kindergarten teachers—like every teacher at BASIS charter schools— do an exceptional job of connecting with students and leading their classrooms with intellect and creativity.

Alongside our Lead Kindergarten Teachers are knowledgeable, enthusiastic Teaching Fellows. In our setting, Teaching Fellows assist Lead Teachers in every aspect of lessons and learning. Having two caring teachers in every classroom ensures that each student's needs are met.

THE FOUNDATIONS OF LEARNING

Our Half-Day Kindergarten program consists of: Language and Literacy Foundations: Our kindergarten program begins with the foundations of phonics, whole language, writing, and grammar; we build on these foundations with strategies to develop a love for reading and writing. Our teachers use many tools when teaching these vital concepts through small group centers, whole class activities, songs, dances, rhymes, reading, and more.

Civics, History, and Science Foundations: Kindergarten in the BASIS Curriculum instills an overarching interest in social studies and science quite early. We familiarize students with key topics that are reintroduced at a deeper level later in the BASIS Curriculum journey. Students investigate regions of the world and the peoples in it. Each week, students improve these foundations using a variety of sources, virtual field trips, study centers, hands-on experiments, and more. Math Foundations: Saxon Math teaches a wide array of math skills, and these concepts are revisited in each successive year for a fully spiraled curriculum from kindergarten through high school. BASIS Curriculum kindergarten students complete "Saxon Math 1," mastering basic mathematical concepts and processes such as patterns, money, times and dates, basic geometry, word problems, skip counting, and more.

Movement Foundations: Students receive excellent practice in building fine and gross motor skills, improving the foundations of coordination, good sportsmanship, sports and game play, teamwork, and healthy habits.

FULL-DAY PROGRAM

The Full-Day Kindergarten program includes everything listed in the Half-Day program, and: Every afternoon, students in our fullday program enjoy an enrichment curriculum that builds upon the academic foundations of the morning courses. Teachers plan hands-on, creative, and artistic ways to build on students' learning using the concepts taught in the morning, and reinforce this knowledge through art, centers, music, and other creative outlets. Engineering and Technology Foundations: Students investigate, innovate, build, and use natural and man-made materials to explore technology and engineering concepts. Using engineering processes, students discover new ways to view problems and find solutions.

Mandarin K: Learning Mandarin provides students with the opportunity to engage both sides of their brains in a way that no other language does. Since Mandarin is a tonal language, students learn to attend to both the basic sound of a word as well as the tone in which it is spoken. Additionally, Mandarin's use of written characters for each word rather than an alphabet provides students with visual and artistic stimulation.

Performance Arts Foundations, Visual Arts Foundations, and Music Foundations: Students express themselves artistically with guidance from teachers in the fields of drama, art, and music. These subjects are each taught once weekly by teachers who cultivate our young students' creativity and encourage them to think about art, its meaning, and its processes.