BASIS Flagstaff

BASIS Flagstaff

The first BASIS charter school in Northern Arizona, BASIS Flagstaff opened in 2011 to serve 425 students in grades 5–12, adding 4th grade in fall 2015 and 3rd grade in 2016. BASIS Flagstaff now serves 650 students who go to school every day with the best view in all of Flagstaff. Last year, BASIS Flagstaff joined the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA), which opened up incredible opportunities for students to participate in sports and other activities.

Perhaps most notably, in the spring of 2016, BASIS Flagstaff received the extraordinary rank of #2 Most Challenging High School in the U.S. by The Washington Post. Additionally, the BASIS Flagstaff Class of 2016 was a group of 37 highly gifted, talented students who received a collective total of $2.8 million in merit aid. Among these 37 students, one was named both a National Merit Finalist and a National Merit Semifinalist, and five were recognized as Commended Scholars.

About the School

BASIS Flagstaff Year opened 2013
BASIS Flagstaff Grades served 3-12

2016-2017 Highlights

  • Eight National Merit Semifinalists (the most by far in Northern Arizona!)
  • #2 most challenging school in the nation according to The Washington Post
  • One teacher and one student nominated for the prestigious STEMMYs from Flagstaff STEM City
  • State title in Lincoln Douglas Debate
  • Boys Varsity Basketball qualified for the semifinal round of the regional tournament
  • Chess team tied for SECOND PLACE at the State Tournament
  • Girls High School Cross Country placed 8th in the state
  • The 7th/8th grade cross country boys team earned 4th and the 6th grade boys placed 7th at the Arizona Cross Country State Championships
  • BASIS Flagstaff seniors have earned over $1 million is merit aid so far this year
  • Notable college acceptances: Duke, USC, Cornell, Northeastern, Dartmouth, Barrett, U of A Honors, UC Berkeley

Contact Information

Management Staff

Corey Hartman
Head of School
Jana Aukon
Head of Operations
Lisa McDonough
Director of Academic Programs
Alicia Vaughan
Director of Student Affairs