Frequently Asked Questions : Enroll BASIS

Enrollment FAQs

If you have questions regarding enrollment at BASIS Charter Schools you can contact the Enrollment Department at (480) 696 3997 or email us at

What is the difference between BASIS Charter Schools and other charter schools?

BASIS Charter Schools feature a top-ranked stem inspired liberal arts curriculum that inspires students to love learning; to develop a fascination for critical inquiry; to be independent and formulate their own goals; and to graduate prepared for top-tier colleges.

Is there a tuition to attend a BASIS Charter School?

BASIS Charter Schools are tuition-free. However, we do require a refundable security deposit that is held in the event that school property is lost or damaged. This deposit is refunded when the student has left their BASIS Charter School campus. In addition, due to state funding restrictions, the full-day kindergarten programs may have a varied fee. Please contact an individual school directly for more information.

How do I apply?

Parents/guardians should complete and submit students’ enrollment applications during the Open Enrollment period. You may apply to more than one BASIS Charter School, but you must submit separate applications, per student, to each of your preferred schools. All applications must be submitted through the online enrollment portal. Applications need not be signed for entry into the lottery, nor to be considered for acceptance. Applicants who are offered enrollment at a BASIS Charter School will be provided with instructions for accepting the offer, and printing and signing the Registration Packet.

How do the lottery and waitlist work?

At any grade level, if the number of applicants exceeds the number of openings, enrollment is determined by a lottery and waitlist numbers. The Open Enrollment period for BASIS Charter Schools is NOT first-come, first-served. Only applications completed during the Open Enrollment period are included in the lottery pool. Applications submitted after the Open Enrollment period has ended will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, behind applications received during the Open Enrollment period.