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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.

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201 E. Indianola Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
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(602) 559 5399

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

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

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School Leadership

Nicole Minerrose
Nicole MinerRose
Head Of School

Nicole has 28 years of experience in education, having served as a teacher, SPED specialist, resource specialist and administrator. She joined BASIS Phoenix Central in 2022.

  • MEd, Educational Leadership, National University
  • BA, Liberal Studies with a concentration in Exceptional Children and Youth, California State University Stanislaus

Michael Hancock
Michael Hancock
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

Monica Kaminski
Monica Kaminski
Director of Student Affairs

Monica began her career in education around 2010. Prior to joining BASIS Charter Schools, she was the Dean of Students at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley.

  • MEd, Educational Leadership and Administration, Arizona State University
  • MS, Counselor Education/School Counseling, Sage College

Georgette Berry
Georgette Berry
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

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Interested in attending BASIS Charter Schools?

Now Accepting Applications.

The Open Enrollment Lottery will be run by the end of January.
  • 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.