Welcome to BASIS Phoenix Central, home of the Hawks!
Our tuition-free, public charter school serves students in grades K–5. 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 Phoenix Central campus is here to cultivate a love of learning, natural curiosity, and a desire to excel in your student. Their success is our success.
Head of School
Ms. Astwood joined the BASIS Charter School network in 2016 as a Learning Expert Teacher and then became the Director of Academic Programs at BASIS Scottsdale Primary East before transitioning to Head of School at BASIS Chandler Primary South and then BASIS Phoenix South.
- MA, Teaching and Learning with a Specialization in Elementary Reading, Nova Southeastern University
- BS, Psychology, Georgia State University
Head of Operations
Michael joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2020 as the Auxiliary Programs Coordinator and transferred to BASIS Phoenix Central in April 2022. Michael also teaches online classes for Rio Salado College.
- MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Washington
- BS, Recreation and Tourism Management, Arizona State University
Director of Academic Programs
Gigi joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2013 and has 29+ years of experience working educational organizations. She played an integral role in the opening of BASIS Phoenix Central and BASIS Peoria Primary as the Health Coordinator and BASIS Phoenix Primary as Registrar. Gigi has also held the roles of Curriculum Coordinator and Director of Academic Programs.
- BA, Strategic Leadership, Northern Arizona University
- Associates, Occupational Studies, Kaplan College