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|11440 N. 136th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85259
|School type||Public charter high school|
|Athletics conference||Canyon Athletic Association|
|Average SAT scores (2013)||2132|
|Average ACT scores (2013)||30.7|
BASIS Scottsdale was founded in 2003. Co-founders Michael and Olga Block aimed to create a school that would educate students at an internationally competitive level, with students ready to compete with their top performing peers in the world's top school systems, like China, Finland, Singapore, South Korea, and Switzerland. The first campus served middle school students in 5th through 8th grade. In 2007, a new larger campus was opened and the school expanded to accommodate a high school of grades 9 through 12.
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BASIS Scottsdale, which serves grades 5-12, offers Latin, general science and physical geography in Grade 5. Physics, chemistry and biology are offered in Grade 6. Seventh graders have the opportunity to study Mandarin, French or Spanish. The BASIS Upper School offers Honors, AP, Post-AP and Capstone level classes. Upper School students can begin taking Advanced Placement courses as early as the eighth grade and will take at least eight AP courses and six AP exams by the end of their junior year.