Award Year: 2021

BASIS DC Public Charter School

410 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20004-2103

(202) 803-6490

Mr. Alexander Rose-Henig, Principal at time of Nomination

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BASIS DC Public Charter School

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The mission of BASIS DC, like all BASIS Charter Schools, is to empower students to achieve at globally competitive levels with a transformative K-12 academic program.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 26%
  • White: 46%
  • Hispanic: 10%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Two or more races: 11%
Engaged Class BASIS DC PCS

Engaged Class BASIS DC PCS

The BASIS Academic Program is an internationally benchmarked and accelerated science and liberal arts curriculum, guided by passionate teachers providing an enriching community, built on the principle of student accountability. BASIS students learn that hard work and rigorous expectations produce the highest levels of excellence. BASIS DC is a public charter school that participates in the state-wide lottery for all schools. We are proud to be one of the top ten most diverse schools in the city, and proud to serve those students well!

BASIS DC has 100% acceptance into 4 year colleges and universities, with an average merit scholarship of $150,000 per student. We have city-wide competitive athletics including District champion scholar athletes in soccer, baseball, cross country, and track and field. Our school's AP pass rate is higher than the city, national, and international pass rates. We are in the top five schools in the District for PARCC. The curriculum at BASIS DC is a traditional, rigorous, STEM-infused, liberal arts curriculum in which required classes go beyond traditional ELA/math/science. Students at BASIS DC have opportunities to take a wide range of elective classes that dive deep into worldly interests. Truly, at BASIS DC, students of all ages are learning critical skills and becoming masters through our curricular offerings which are simply not available at many other schools.