BASA Learning Opportunities
BASA provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in their areas of passion and interest while also meeting state graduation requirements and preparing for college. View the Registration Guide, which details the BASA course offerings and academic sequences.
You can also view informational videos for each grade level here:
Rising 8th Grade (Class of 2027)
Rising 9th Grade (Class of 2026)
Rising 10th Grade (Class of 2025)
Rising 11th Grade (Class of 2024)
Rising 12th Grade (Class of 2023)
- Honors Courses: Honors courses are offered in all academic areas at BASA. These courses are a great way to access higher-level work. Challenging yourself leads to better critical thinking skills, and these courses receive slightly higher weighting in your GPA.
- Advanced Placement Courses: AP Courses are the highest-rigor courses offered at BASA. These are college-level courses and prepare you for college success. AP courses have substantial weight added when your GPA is calculated. Large colleges and universities with selective admissions such as UGA, Georgia State, and Georgia Tech want to see these courses on your transcript to consider you for admission. If you are considering an AP course, come discuss your ideas with your counselor.
- Dual Enrollment: Interested in earning college credit that also takes care of graduation requirements for free? Dual enrollment through the state of Georgia's Dual Enrollment program may be perfect for you. At BASA, students are very fortunate to have SIMS Early College Center and Lanier Technical College on our campus. BASA students can include Dual Enrollment courses as part of their schedule and remain here on campus. Most Dual Enrollment opportunities begin in 11th grade, but a few CTAE opportunities are available to 10th grade students. See your school counselor to begin the process, and click here for more information.
- Magnet Pathways: BASA is committed to offering extensive CTAE and Fine Arts opportunities for our students. A wide variety of majors are offered in the following concentration areas: Art and Design, Biomedical Science, Hospitality and Culinary, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM). Additional concentrations, such as Welding and Automotive, are offered through the SIMS Early College Center. Click the link below for more information.
- Teachers: The first step to getting academic help should always be talking directly to your teacher. Teachers offer tutoring before and/or after school as well as during Expeditions; just talk with them after class for their schedule.
- Crew: Crew is a time for Crew Leaders to check the progress of their students and reach out to teachers/counselors if there are concerns. If you need extra academic help, your Crew Leader can connect you with tutoring offered during Expeditions.
- Parent Conferences: Sometimes the best course of action is sitting down with parents, students, and teachers to come up with strategies for success. Teachers can set up one-on-one conferences with parents, and if all teachers need to meet with a parent, counselors are happy to coordinate.
- MTSS (formerly RTI): Sometimes we need to go a little more in-depth with our approach to helping a student reach academic success. MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) is a way to plan academic interventions and monitor student progress. See your child's counselor for more information.
- Special Education: Students who have IEPs have access to many academic resources. Your child's caseload manager is a great point of contact to discuss academic support.
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