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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 has over 17 years of experience teaching both middle and high school mathematics, including 9 years with 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

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Open Enrollment for 23-24 is Underway

The Open Enrollment period for BASIS Charter Schools in Arizona is
November 9 — December 14, 2022.

  • Potential BASIS Charter School students.
  • Waitlisted BASIS Charter School applicants. Waitlisted applications do not roll over to the next school year.
  • Current BASIS Charter School students who wish to transfer to a different BASIS Charter School campus.
  • Current BASIS Charter School students who will complete the highest grade offered at their current BASIS Charter School and wish to apply to the next grade level at another BASIS Charter School or a designated BASIS affiliate school.

*Current BASIS Charter School students who wish to continue at the same campus will not complete an application at this time. The re-enrollment process occurs in the Spring for all currently enrolled students.