Posts about College Admissions

May 10, 2017

Class of 2017 Senior Projects: Krithi R.

 

It is hard to believe that in just a few days, BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Class of 2017 seniors will present to their larger community the product (and process) of their Senior Projects.

2017 marks a very special milestone for BASIS Independent Silicon Valley - and BASIS Independent Schools at large. It is the first year students have participated in Senior Projects! We are delighted to bring to you snapshots of our students' perspectives on their participation.

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April 14, 2017

Class of 2017 College Acceptances

We've finished our tallying and are delighted to share the impressive acceptances of our Class of 2017 BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Bobcats! 100% of this year's 20 graduates - our second graduating class ever at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley - were offered admission to a list of outstanding colleges and universities, from Stanford to Georgetown and more. 

Review the list of acceptances, below. 

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April 5, 2017

ICYMI: 15 Minutes With College Counselor, Mr. Bojko (plus a Class of 2017 college admissions update!)

It should come as no surprise that this time of year is incredibly busy for college admissions counselors across the world - and BASIS Independent Silicon Valley's counseling department is no exception. For students, what feels like a mammoth outcome of the last decade plus of their young lives comes to light, and for counselors like Mr. Bojko, their incredible dedication really pays off as students start to look, with clarity unlike any prior, on what the next few years will look like for them.

All things considered, I was happy to catch Mr. Bojko for 15 minutes this week to get an update on college acceptances thus far and pick his brain on what makes the way BASIS Independent Silicon Valley does college counseling so unique. Mostly here for the college acceptances update? Jump to the bottom of the post.

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AH: First, for the bigger-picture questions. Why college counseling?

TB: I finished graduate school in 2001, moved to Japan and got a job working for the Princeton Review, mostly with graduate school admissions. I wasn’t sure how I would like it, honestly, but it ended up being loads of fun. I loved getting immediate access to how people thought about themselves and their lives, especially because in Japanese culture such outward self-reflection is so unusual. Before Japan, I had worked in schools and I eventually started missing the school environment where I would know kids for years and not months, following them through their academic journey. That’s when I moved into college counseling.

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March 30, 2017

15 Minutes With College Counselor, Mr. Bojko (plus a Class of 2017 college admissions update!)

It should come as no surprise that this time of year is incredibly busy for college admissions counselors across the world - and BASIS Independent Silicon Valley's counseling department is no exception. For students, what feels like a mammoth outcome of the last decade plus of their young lives comes to light, and for counselors like Mr. Bojko, their incredible dedication really pays off as students start to look, with clarity unlike any prior, on what the next few years will look like for them.

All things considered, I was happy to catch Mr. Bojko for 15 minutes this week to get an update on college acceptances thus far and pick his brain on what makes the way BASIS Independent Silicon Valley does college counseling so unique. Mostly here for the college acceptances update? Jump to the bottom of the post.

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AH: First, for the bigger-picture questions. Why college counseling?

TB: I finished graduate school in 2001, moved to Japan and got a job working for the Princeton Review, mostly with graduate school admissions. I wasn’t sure how I would like it, honestly, but it ended up being loads of fun. I loved getting immediate access to how people thought about themselves and their lives, especially because in Japanese culture such outward self-reflection is so unusual. Before Japan, I had worked in schools and I eventually started missing the school environment where I would know kids for years and not months, following them through their academic journey. That’s when I moved into college counseling.

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April 12, 2016

BASIS INDEPENDENT SILICON VALLEY CLASS OF 2016: College Acceptances & More

SV_Seniors.jpgBelieve it or not, the end of the school year will be here before we know it. Our hallways are buzzing with excitement and anticipation as we get ready to celebrate a big first for us, not just here at our school, but for BASIS Independent Schools as a whole: our first graduating class! This first senior class in Silicon Valley is composed of a driven group of 14 students, since our admissions team was very selective in identifying candidates qualified to enter the high school as upperclassmen given the challenging curriculum.

With our first graduating class comes our first round of college admissions. At our State of the School address in February, we shared with participants some of the preliminary results of the tireless work of our College Counselor, Mr. Chris Wilcox, and our students as they worked together to fulfill college dreams. In their senior year, BASIS Independent Schools students take a daily College Counseling course and place a large focus of their time ensuring they have their best foot forward. We are pleased to share that all college admissions results are in: our very first graduating class has gained admission to some of the top universities in the nation! 

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