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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
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 Peoria Scorpion

9902 W. Yearling Rd.
Peoria, AZ 85383
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(623) 566 9100

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

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BASIS Peoria is a TUITION-FREE public charter school serving grades 5–12. Anyone can attend, and everyone is welcome!

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School Leadership

Melissa Rankin
Melissa Rankin
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

melissa.rankin@basised.com

Becky Trower
Becky Trower
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

becky.trower@basised.com

Aaron Poggi, Director Of Academic Programs
Aaron Poggi
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

aaron.poggi@basised.com

Marissa Dooley
Marissa Dooley
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

marissa.dooley@basised.com

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