Nelly Anderson 
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Re: “My Response To The Post By The Head Of BASIS Tucson

My kids went to Kellond (TUSD), BASIS (For a year) and now Academy of Tucson. I think all three are great schools in their own ways. Kellond has some great teachers. They are limited by kids/parents who don't care and thus coursework speed is moving with the average of the mass. BASIS covers quite a bit academically and was super challenging for my over achieving daughter and was too hard for my "average" son. As a note my daughter was thrilled when I told her we were moving them to Academy of Tucson. She said the high pace at Basis was stressing her out . Her pediatrician didn't want her their either as he sees kids with stomach problems from the Basis stress. I expected Academy of Tucson to be half way between Basis and TUSD on coursework. After a year there with two kids - it looks like its slightly closer to Basis than TUSD. My kids are doing better emotionally with the slightly slower pace. Basis is a great school of the high achievers. It is selective like Darwin. The achievers will make it, all others will fall. For me personally the issue with Basis isn't the speed or how demanding it is, its how parents are willingly sacrificing their kids social and play time (which are forms of development) for academic success. Life isn't only about test scores and Ivy league schools. My opinion

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Posted by Nelly Anderson on 05/10/2014 at 10:32 PM

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