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Welcome to BASIS Prescott, home of the Coyotes!

Our tuition-free, public charter school serves students in grades K–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 Prescott 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: 2023–24 Best U.S. High School Rankings

  • #14 Charter High School in the U.S.
  • #207 STEM High School in the U.S.
  • #67 Best High School in the Nation
BASIS Prescott Coyotes

1901 Prescott Lakes Pkwy.
Prescott, AZ 86301
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(928) 277 0334

Office Hours: M-F, 7AM - 5:30PM
Summer Hours: 9AM - 3PM

School Leadership

Abby McCarty
Abby McCarty
Head of School

Abby began her education career in 2002 and has been with BASIS Prescott since opening in 2014. She has served as teacher, Dean, and Head of School. Abby is also a proud BASIS Charter School parent and has been part of the Prescott community for many years.

  • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction
  • BS, Ecology and Environmental Biology

Erin Mitchell
Head of Operations

Originally from California, Erin’s career in education began in 2009. Prior to joining BASIS Charter Schools in 2021, Erin worked as a teacher and administrator and owned and operated her own preschool.

  • BA, English, Alliant International University San Diego

Elizabeth Andrews
Elizabeth Andrews
Director of Student Affairs

Elizabeth began her career in education in 2012. Originally from Washington, she has taught preschool, third and fourth grade, and has served as a Dean and Director. She joined the BASIS Prescott family in 2014.

  • BS, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Warner Pacific University

Diane Smith
Diane Smith
Director of Upper School Program

Diane joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2016. Prior to becoming the Director of Upper School Programs, she held the role of College Counselor. Before joining the BASIS Prescott family, Diane worked at Embry Riddle planning student life activities, managing student employees, and working with the admissions department.

  • BS, Business Administration, University of California Riverside

Amber Ohnemus
Amber Ohnemus
Director of Academic Programs

Amber began her career in education in 2012. Originally from Washington, she has primarily taught fourth grade and has been a coordinator in various roles. Amber joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2019.

  • BS, Elementary Education, Arizona Christian University