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Welcome to BASIS Oro Valley, home of the Jaguars!

Our tuition-free, public charter school serves students in grades 6–12. We are proud to be part of the BASIS Charter Schools network which has been providing world-class education since 1998. Our campuses follow a STEM-infused, liberal arts program designed to propel your student farther than they ever thought possible.

Everyone at the Oro Valley campus is here to cultivate a love of learning, natural curiosity, and the desire to excel in your student. Their success is our success.

U.S. News & World Report: 2022 Best U.S. High School Rankings

  • #4 in Charter High Schools
  • #12 in STEM High Schools
  • #27 in National Rankings
National rankings: BASIS Ahwatukee: #56, BASIS Chandler: #11, BASIS Flagstaff: #42, BASIS Mesa: #66, BASIS Oro Valley:  #27, BASIS Peoria: #30, BASIS Phoenix: #58, BASIS Prescott: #81, BASIS Scottsdale: #29, BASIS Tucson North: #54, BASIS Washington, DC: #274
National Charter Rankings: BASIS Ahwatukee: #10, BASIS Chandler: #2, BASIS Flagstaff: #7, BASIS Mesa: #13, BASIS Oro Valley: #4, BASIS Peoria: #6, BASIS Phoenix: #12, BASIS Prescott: #19, BASIS Scottsdale: #5, BASIS Tucson North: #9, BASIS Washington, DC:  #68
National STEM Rankings: BASIS Ahwatukee: #64, BASIS Chandler: #4, BASIS Flagstaff: #77, BASIS Mesa: #187, BASIS Oro Valley: #12, BASIS Peoria: #5, BASIS Phoenix: #16, BASIS Prescott: #14, BASIS Scottsdale: #3, BASIS Tucson North: #15
BASIS Oro Valley Jaguar

11155 N. Oracle Rd.
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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(520) 308 5220

Office Hours: M-F, 7AM - 5:30PM

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BASIS Oro Valley is a TUITION-FREE public charter school serving grades 6–12. Anyone can attend, and everyone is welcome!

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School Leadership

Leigh Preuss Director of Student Affairs
Leigh Preuss
Head of School

Leigh has been with BASIS Charter Schools since 2011. Born in California, she moved around the country before settling in Tucson. Since joining BASIS Charter Schools she has been a teacher, a Dean, and Director of Student Affairs. Her focus is ensuring middle and high school students achieve academic success before going to college.

  • BFA, University of Arizona

leigh.preuss@basised.com

Jennifer Wechsler, Director of Academic Programs
Jennifer Wechsler
Head of Operations

Jennifer Wechsler began teaching both middle and high school mathematics in 2005, including nine years at BASIS Oro Valley. She has served as an Algebra I Subject Advisor and she also piloted the SPORK Algebra I math curriculum. Her priority is to help the school run efficiently and to facilitate communication between students, parents, and teachers.

  • BA, Mathematics, University of Puget Sound

jennifer.wechsler@basised.com

Justin Campbell
Justin Campbell
Director of Student Affairs

Justin joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2020 as a U.S. History teacher for grades 6 and 8 and he also taught AP U.S. History while working as the Assistant to the Dean. Prior to joining BASIS, Justin taught undergraduate courses at the University of Arizona.

  • PhD, Latin American History, University of Arizona

justin.campbell@basised.com

Holly Brookins
Holly Brookins
Director of Academic Programs

Holly has been with BASIS Charter Schools since 2019 and has served as a teacher and Director of Academic Programs.

  • BS, Animal Science

holly.brookins@basised.com

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  • What should I look for when researching schools near me?
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