About Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy

Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy (BASA) opened as Barrow County School System's new high school in Fall 2020. As a school of choice, any student living in Barrow County is eligible to apply.

In this innovative high school, students pursue a learning experience that is just as unique as they are. They will be prepared with the knowledge and skills they need for their journey toward college and career, while developing quality relationships in a safe, supportive learning environment.

One of the many highlights of our school is our magnet academies. Students who are highly motivated in specific areas may choose to enroll in our Visual Art and Design, Performing Arts, Life and Health Science, or STEM magnet academies. These specialized programs will empower students to take a deep dive in their academy's theme in both their academic and elective courses.

Students may also choose to pursue their diploma in our Innovation Academy. Students in this program will customize their program of study to consist of multiple pathways from BASA, Sims Academy, and Lanier Technical College. For example, a student interested in music business might take their academic and music courses at BASA, marketing classes at Sims Academy, and several business courses at Lanier Technical College.

We also recognize the benefits of early college and career experiences for students. BASA offers abundant opportunities for Advanced Placement (AP) and dual enrollment credits. In addition to Lanier Technical College, which is also located on our campus, we are in discussion with the University System of Georgia to offer additional college options on our campus. Finally, BASA prioritizes real-world learning experiences for students such as job shadowing, internships, and work-based learning.

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