Here are a few of the key components that make the BASIS Curriculum for primary schools so revolutionary:
- Our teaching model places two teachers in the classroom, and we make sure to properly prepare students for the challenges of our secondary school curriculum.
- In each classroom for grades 1–4, instruction is conducted by both a Subject Expert Teacher (SET) and a Learning Expert Teacher (LET).
- Primary students walk from subject to subject between classes as they would in a typical middle school.
- BASIS charter school results speak for themselves: our students excel, and our teachers love their jobs.
Subject Expert Teacher (SET)
As a SET, you will:
- Spend your time and energy on the one subject you are most knowledgeable and passionate about – preparing one subject-focused lesson for each grade rather than four or five lessons every day.
- While driven by the BASIS Curriculum, SETs are given the freedom to do what they do best: inspire a love of learning in every child.
Learning Expert Teacher (LET)
As a LET, you will:
- Work with one section (maximum of 30 students) and travel with your class from subject to subject, guiding them through the school day.
- Have time to focus on highly individualized learning strategies, parent communication, and assisting with classroom management while leaving subject lesson preparation to a SET.
- Analyze student achievement and teach them the skills necessary for academic and personal development, including study and organizational habits, critical thinking, and social norms.
Training for New BASIS.ed Teachers
As a new BASIS.ed teacher, you'll receive:
- Intensive training in the summer before you attend our BASIS.ed Institute. There you'll learn about the innovative BASIS Curriculum and how BASIS charter schools inspire—and achieve—academic excellence.
- Peer-mentoring lead by seasoned teachers and on-site managers.
- Opportunities to collaborate and share best practices through our social network, BASIS.ed Connect.