Year Round School

Students attend school from August to the end of June, with a vacation during July. Intersessions are scheduled at the end of the first through third quarters and allow students to receive remediation and/or enrichment classes throughout the school year. The year round schedule allows for shorter, more frequent breaks than a school with a traditional schedule.

Mandatory Uniform Dress Code

Bassette has established a school board approved uniform dress code policy to help create a culture and climate that focuses on a safe and disciplined learning environment.

Partnerships with Bassette

Reading 2000/Hampton Reads Program, Fire School Partnership, PATTs (Peaceful Alternatives to Tough Situations) and SAVY (Students Against Violent Youth) offered by the Center for Child and Family Services, McDonald's Queen Street, Genesis Kidswear, York Uniforms, Beau Brummell Civic and Social Club Partnership, and Chic Filet Partnership. TARGET, Gamma Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Hampton University), Fires Station #1.

After School Programs:

Ivy Reading Academy

Individualized mentoring program in reading. 5 students from first grade and five students from second grade participate it it. It is sponsered by the Gamma Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Hampton University)


Stands for Tutoring, Learning, Caring. TLC is a remediation program for second and fourth graders for Math and Reading.

Panda Express

Panda Express is an After-School tutorial program for students in grades 3-5. The program is designed to prepare students for taking the DRP, PALS, and the SOL tests. The 4th grade component of the program assists those students who will re-take the 3rd grade Reading and/or Math portion of the test.


The administration and staff of MOOT Camp is committed to assisting each student enrolled to become an "achiever." Pursuit of this goal will be demanding, challenging, and inspirational. The Marching Elites Association's MOOT program provides comprehensive and challenging, paramilitary, multidisciplinary, individualized/group training. The program utilizes a variety of non-traditional techniques and strategies incorporated with special selected structured and non-structed training. This programmatic, systematized, adaptive, and innovative program will insure the full embodiment and production of a sound, measurable, alternative educational/social, student center support program that will serve as sound preparation for meaningful employment, and a life of fulfillment.

Partners in Print

Partners In Print is a program that aims to educate and empower parents so they can help develop their children's literacy. Teachers, parents and children work together. Sets of workshops are presented and specific reading techniques are demonstrated to parents and their children. Children learn they have support in learning to read. Parents learn how to help their children succeed. Teachers learn to share their expertise- Everyone becomes "Partners In Print".

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