Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More News on BASIS

There's a great article in yesterday's Washington Examiner about BASIS, the charter school that will be opening on 8th Street between D and E come the fall.

We've known for some time that the curriculum will be more rigorous than standard DC public or private education, and the article confirms that: ("We tell D.C. parents that it will be brutally hard," [the founders] acknowledge.  "But when they graduate, their children will be among the best-educated in the city.")

What we didn't know is that students will have enough credits to enter college by the 11th grade - and they then spend all of senior year off-campus working on a senior project.  ("It deals with senioritis perfectly," the founders noted.)

The article reports there are still about 30 spots left in the 500-person class if you are still interested in enrolling your child.

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