A major emphasis of the Basic School Program is the
development of academic skills and good study habits. Students
must meet admission criteria to be accepted to the lottery for
the Basic Program.
The overall goal of the school staff is to bring together the
most successful traditional and new methods of instruction which
emphasize academic skills and good study habits.
Parental support at home contributes to children’s success in
these rigorous programs. A collaborative relationship between
parents and teachers creates ideal conditions for student
learning and high levels of achievement.
Students are enrolled in a Basic Program in conjunction with the
district’s Open Enrollment process in late January or early
February. Academic achievement at or above grade level, good
behavior and satisfactory attendance are all required for
admission. Parents are also encouraged to commit 40 hours of
volunteering. A list of all applicants who meet criteria is
forwarded to the Open Enrollment office for processing through a
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