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BASIC Begins


Last updated 7/21/2023 at 10:17am

Summer learning has begun at BASIC’s 7th annual Learning Academy! From July 6 through August 2, 41 Borrego Springs students, ranging from 2nd to 8th graders, will receive an educational boost before beginning school in the fall. Headmaster Tim White leads a team of four teachers and four aides. The four classes being taught focus on reading, writing, and math are held at the UCI Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center. Students are selected annually by school administrators and BASIC members based on their need and our availability. Although we are at capacity this year, a waitlist is maintained.

If you are interested in having your student attend in the future, please reach out to BASIC Development Director, Eddie Rivera at 442-358-6519 or Check out our website at for more information on BASIC, the Learning Academy, or to make a donation.

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