Hello BASA Community!
As the principal of the Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy, I am excited to be a part of the BASA community, where students are actively engaged in a unique educational experience that includes project-based learning, academic pathways designed to engage, as well as opportunities to develop into productive citizens and leaders of tomorrow. Being part of a dynamic community of teachers and staff who cultivate an environment in which students discover their passion, achieve at high levels, and believe in themselves, is an honor and will not be taken lightly. Your input, feedback, and support are critical to the success of every child at BASA and are strongly encouraged. As we entertain our first Blazer graduating class, let us remember that BASA is where traditions begin, and legacies are built.
As BASA Blazers, my faculty and staff would like to take this opportunity to share three guiding principles that we stand for as an innovative school implementing a comprehensive approach to educating tomorrow’s leaders.
- Connection: We fully understand that relationships are critical for everything that we hope to accomplish together. We are excited about continuing our “Crew” program in which students will meet in small groups each day to develop connections, set and monitor goals, and engage in social-emotional learning. We believe this will ultimately serve as the heartbeat of our school community.
- Clarity: To best serve our students, we need to be clear about what knowledge and skills are most important for their future success. We will continue to reach out and build relationships with local businesses, colleges, and universities. To be clear, our goal is to provide students with more than a high school diploma. We want BASA graduates to be productive citizens, well-equipped for college, career, and beyond.
- Challenge: We will challenge students to think at high levels and go beyond the minimum expectations. We want our students to quickly develop an “above and beyond” mindset. In addition to learning important leadership skills, our students will have the opportunity to apply this learning in school and community-based service projects. Our vision for BASA graduates is to help them become future leaders who are compassionate, empathetic, and able to solve real world problems.
My door is always open, and I look forward to a great school year.
Nick Scheman, Ed.S
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