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Welcome to BASIS Tucson North, home of the Kestrels!

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. Each of our campuses follows a STEM-infused, liberal arts program designed to guide your student farther than they ever thought possible.

Everyone at the Tucson North 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

  • #5 in Charter High Schools
  • #15 in STEM High Schools
  • #54 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
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5740 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85750
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(520) 207 0076

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

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Learn more about the BASIS Tucson North grades 5-12 program including sample course listings, extracurricular activities and senior projects.

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School Leadership

Monika Mendoza
Monika Mendoza
Head of School

Monika has worked in education since 2002 and has been with BASIS Charter Schools since 2014.

  • MEd, Education, Northern Arizona University
  • BAE, Education, University of Arizona

monika.mendoza@basised.com

Shannon Turnage
Shannon Turnage
Director of Academic Programs

Shannon has 20 years of experience teaching gifted elementary students. She joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2020 as the Curriculum Coordinator and now as the Director of Academic Programs.

  • MA, Early Childhood Education, Northern Arizona University
  • BA, Elementary Education, University of Arizona

shannon.turnage@basised.com

Guadalupe Monfred
Adilene Monfred
Director of Middle School Program

Adi joined BASIS Tucson in 2012 as a Spanish teacher for grade 7 before transferring to BASIS Oro Valley. She moved into a Dean role before taking over as Director of Middle School Programs at BASIS Tucson North.

  • MA, Educational Leadership & Principalship, Arizona State University
  • BA, Psychology and Spanish Literature, University of Arizona

adilene.monfred@basised.com

Linda Swango, Director of Upper School Programs
Linda Swango
Director of Student Affairs

Linda has 35 total years in Education, 30 of which were spent in Sunnyside School District in Tucson as a teacher, instructional coach and principal. She has been at BASIS Charter Schools since 2017 and has served as the Director of Student Affairs for grades 8–12.

  • MA, Language, Reading and Culture, University of Arizona
  • BA, Elementary Education, University of Arizona
  • Post Masters, Principal Certificate
  • State Certified, Elementary Teacher, Reading Specialist, K–12 Principal

linda.swango@basised.com

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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.