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Basis Flagstaff teacher caught up in Olympics during home visit to Korea

| March 7, 2018
Basis Flagstaff teacher caught up in Olympics during home visit to Korea

While the world had its eyes on South Korea for a few weeks last month to watch the best winter athletes from across the world compete, Flagstaff resident Juhee Park was back in her home country for the first time in about 17 years.

Park and her family moved from South Korea to Michigan when she was young, and she moved to Flagstaff after receiving a scholarship to Northern Arizona University’s music program. After a hand injury left her unable to complete some of the more strenuous piano practices required for a major, she ended up receiving a graduate degree in math and now teaches at Basis Flagstaff.

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FALA unrolling fundraising plan to keep school on track. See more education stories here

| February 14, 2018
FALA unrolling fundraising plan to keep school on track. See more education stories here

Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy is enlisting the help of students, staff and parent volunteers to make a fundraising plan that will hopefully smooth out the school’s finances.

The academy finances have always been relatively cyclical because they depend on the number of students enrolled in the school, but recently a number of financial problems have come to a head, leaving the school facing the possibility of a shortfall of about $160,000 at the end of June, said FALA Executive Director Larry Wallen.

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Flagstaff business leaders, educators wait for budget details from Ducey. See more education news here

| January 10, 2018
Flagstaff business leaders, educators wait for budget details from Ducey. See more education news here

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey pledged 80 percent of his new budget priorities toward education during his state of the state address Monday. But some Flagstaff-area officials are waiting to see the details of his budget and how he plans to fund those projects before getting on board.

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Basis event showcases languages. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| December 7, 2016
Basis event showcases languages. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

People lined up to get a taste of traditional Chinese rice and noodles, while across the hall Spanish pastries and traditional Costa Rican eggnog filled tables and Canadian desserts lined an adjacent hallway at Basis Flagstaff.

Students in three of Basis’ language departments, Spanish, French and Mandarin, worked to put together the school’s third Global Language Night, which focused on showcasing the culture and languages of various countries the students studied.

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Flagstaff High student spends summer as camp counselor in Belize. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| August 5, 2015
Flagstaff High student spends summer as camp counselor in Belize. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

By Corina Vanek • Arizona Daily Sun
A Flagstaff High School freshman decided to forgo his summer of catching up on sleep and setting high scores on video games to travel to Belize to work as a camp counselor for a biodiversity camp.

Blake Acheson, 14, worked as a junior counselor at Chaa Creek Eco Camp in Belize, aiming to educate local children about conservation and biodiversity.

“During the camp we went o see Mayan ruins, sustainable farming techniques and talked about reducing, reusing and recycling,” Acheson said.

The camp hosts 24 Belizean children, ages 8 to 13, for one week, according to the camp’s website. Acheson, who arrived in Belize in early June, said organizers spent the weeks before camp preparing the crafts and activities for campers.

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Basis senior sets sights on international human rights

| May 27, 2015
Basis senior sets sights on international human rights

May 24, 2015 • By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa • Arizona Daily Sun Mia Armstrong from Basis has her sights set beyond the mountains of Flagstaff. The senior served as a summer intern for Arizona’s Ninth District U. S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema in Washington, D.C., before her junior year of high school. Then she was asked to […]

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