Welcome to BASIS Peoria, home of the Scorpions!
Our tuition-free, public charter school serves students in grades 5–12. 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 Peoria campus is here to cultivate a love of learning, natural curiosity, and a desire to excel in your student. Their success is our success.
U.S. News & World Report: 2022 Best U.S. High School Rankings
- #6 in Charter High Schools
- #5 in STEM High Schools
- #30 in National Rankings
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Head of School
Melissa began her career in education in 2006 as a special education paraprofessional in California. She has worked as a Special Education Assistant, Self-Contained Special Education teacher, and high school special education teacher. Melissa joined the BASIS Charter Schools family in 2015 as a Special Education Coordinator and has also held the roles of Director of Academic Programs and Head of School.
- MEd, Instructional Design and Curriculum
- MEd, Educational Administration
- BA, Special Education and Elementary Education
Head of Operations
Becky joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2012 as an Administrative Assistant. She’s been the Head of Operations for. BASIS Peoria since 2015 and she has also held the roles of Physical Geography teacher, Auxiliary Programs Coordinator, and Director of Academic Programs.
- MA, Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas-Austin
- BS, Anthropology/Geography, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Director of Student Affairs
Aaron joined BASIS Peoria as the Dean of Students and has since worked as Director of Academic Programs and Director of Student Affairs.
- MA, Education – Curriculum and Design, Ottawa University
- BA, Human Services, Ottawa University
Director of Academic Programs
Marissa joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2018 as a chemistry teacher. She has also taught biology and AP Psychology and held the roles of Dean and OCi mentor for grade 5 science.
- BS, Chemistry, Mount Mary University