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 asked 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 lottery.