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Choosing A Great School :: Why Consider BASIS Baton Rouge?
Choosing The Right School For Your Child
As a parent, you want your child to have the best education possible. That’s why selecting the right school for your child to attend is such an important decision. However, with all the school options available, the process can become a bit overwhelming. The best way to ensure that your child receives a great education for his or her needs is to research and to know what to look for in a school. When choosing a school for your child, it’s a good idea to take the following into consideration.
A Rigorous Curriculum
Even students who are in elementary school will benefit from having a rigorous curriculum, as it allows them to build a strong academic foundation and develop the skills necessary for success later on. You also want to look for a school that holds its students to the highest possible academic standards. A good way to do this is checking the school’s test scores. While test scores may not provide a full picture of the school’s effectiveness, it will give you an idea of how the students are performing academically.
A Well-Rounded Academic Program
It is important for students to have the freedom and opportunity to explore their interests. In addition to core courses, take a look at what art, theatre, music, physical education and other elective classes that the school offers. With a diverse range of courses, students will be able to discover new interests, build confidence, and make connections. These interdisciplinary connections are especially important, as they give students a wide breadth of knowledge across academic disciplines.
A major determining factor for student success is the quality of their teachers. Teachers who have a strong knowledge of their subjects will be able to extend their expertise and enthusiasm to their students and convey complex information with ease and encouragement. This motivates students to work hard and overcome academic challenges, greatly contributing to their overall success in school.
It is also important for students to develop social skills while in school. A great way for students to do this is by participating in extracurricular activities which will help them step out of their comfort zone, make new friends and discover new talents and abilities. Try visiting the school’s website to see if there is a list of extracurricular activities available— and remember, the more varied the activities the better.
To achieve academic success, students need to feel safe and supported. Teachers should encourage open communication, respect and collaboration among students, fostering a classroom environment where students aren’t afraid to ask “why” or “what if.” Having a supportive learning community is especially important for students who are struggling with a particular subject or lesson. It’s a good idea to ask what student support services the school offers including teacher hours, student hours and peer tutoring.
Why Choose BASIS Baton Rouge?
BASIS Baton Rouge excels in all of the above categories. We are a tuition-free public charter school currently serving grades K–5, and soon expanding to serve students in grades K–6. At BASIS Baton Rouge, we are committed to the philosophy that all students can succeed when provided with a rigorous curriculum and supportive, knowledgeable teachers. That’s why all of our students engage in the acclaimed BASIS Charter School Curriculum. Every day, our talented teachers extend their knowledge and enthusiasm to students while building upon fundamental concepts at an accelerated pace. Our students thrive in a diverse community that’s represented by different backgrounds and perspectives, creating a culture of respect, accountability and perseverance.
We invite you to join us for Open House on October 23 or December 11 at 6:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to learn more about our curriculum, meet some of our wonderful teachers, ask questions and see what day-to-day life at BASIS Baton Rouge is like. Open Enrollment for 2020–2021 is October 23–December 16.
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