A Seamless Transition: Moving from Grade 3 to Grade 4

Posted by BASIS.ed on August 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM

The primary school years are some of the most formative in a student’s academic and social development. However, there are some significant transitions that students must make, and be prepared for, during these years. One such transition occurs when students move from grade 3 to grade 4. In grade 3, students master basic concepts and skills, while in grade 4, students are required to think critically, problem-solve, and work independently. At BASIS Charter Schools, our primary school program focuses on building solid academic foundations while teaching and reinforcing fundamental skills, such as critical thinking, organization, and time management. By the time students finish grade 3, they have fully mastered the concepts and skills needed to make a seamless transition into grade 4.

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Topics: For Everyone, BASIS San Antonio Northeast

The Transition Years

Posted by BASIS.ed on May 27, 2020 at 10:02 AM

Grades 4-5 at BASIS Charter Schools

Far from the wide-eyed children they were in kindergarten, yet not quite middle schoolers experiencing a new sense of independence, students in grades 4–5 often find themselves in a state of in-between. At BASIS Charter Schools, we consider grades 4–5 to be transition years, and we scaffold our approach with students accordingly. Students begin to increase their academic independence, require less guidance from teachers, master more challenging content, and become accountable for their work. They even begin to research, plan, and revise larger projects on their own. Students in grades 4–5 at BASIS Charter Schools learn essential skills that will help them achieve success in middle school and high school.

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Topics: For Everyone

BASIS Charter Schools Reach New Heights in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Posted by BASIS.ed on April 23, 2020 at 2:49 PM

While the 2020 rankings methodology still veers from schools with our network’s ‘college readiness’ goal, nine of our campuses are still ranked in the nation’s 99.6th percentile!

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Making History in the Classroom

Posted by BASIS.ed on March 4, 2020 at 2:20 PM

Often noted for its rigorous STEM courses, the robust BASIS Charter School Curriculum also presents a rich balance of humanities and fine arts at every grade level. History plays an important role in the BASIS Charter School Curriculum, because it is critical to our present and our future. As writer and philosopher George Santayana famously surmised "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Progress is possible only if we learn from history.

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Making Education Better via a Blockbuster New Partnership

Posted by The Better Education Company on March 4, 2020 at 11:26 AM

The Better Education Company, from the co-founders of BASIS Charter Schools, will help students nationwide

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Topics: For Everyone