Not only has BASIS Goodyear increased its student population by nearly 50% to serve nearly 780 students in grades K–9, but also this year, high school students are taking their first Advanced Placement classes. Additionally, Physics teacher Carl Vasil was recently selected as a Finalist for the Arizona Charter School Teacher of the Year, a prestigious honor that is awarded to teachers who demonstrate a passion for their subjects, a dedication to their students, and a willingness to go above and beyond what their job calls for. In just its second year, BASIS Goodyear is already showing its massive potential for the BASIS.ed network.
Highlights from the 2015–2016 school year:
- BASIS Goodyear’s AzMERIT Scores were among the highest in the
West Phoenix Metropolitan Area.
- 24 students in 8th grade took the PSAT/NMSQT® and achieved
a group average higher than the national average for 11th
- BASIS Goodyear received a charter for the National Junior Honor
Society and inducted its first members.
- The school’s winter concert was attended by more than
- During its two book fairs, the school sold more books per school
student body than any other book fair.
- Students earned more than $10,000 in pledges for the Scripps
National Spelling Bee Great American SpellCheck with all proceeds
benefiting the school’s Annual Teacher Fund.
- A 2nd grade class won the City of Goodyear Reading Challenge
with the most pages read out of all 2nd grade classes in Goodyear.
- Music teacher Dr. Jean Pierce became a flautist in the Musica
Nova Orchestra, a premier independent professional symphony
- The school organized 19 separate clubs and activities, many of
which were initiated by students.
- Art students displayed one of their prize-winning art pieces in
a local art gallery.