On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, ofﬁcials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the Semiﬁnalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program—including 10 BASIS Independent Fremont students. Alongside our 10 Semifinalists, we proudly celebrated 14 Commended Scholars, totaling 60% of the class receiving recognition.
These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,140 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered next spring.
Every parent hopes that their child will receive a high-quality education that prepares them to attend a college of their choice. A huge factor that contributes to our students’ success is the dedicated college counseling team that helps support our high school students at BASIS Independent Fremont.
Our college counseling staff supports students in a variety of ways that extend far beyond just helping students research and apply to colleges. Students are first introduced to college counseling in Grade 9, with the program becoming increasingly comprehensive as they progress through their high school years. In fact, our high school seniors even take a daily college counseling class for two full trimesters!
Read on to learn more about how the college preparation process supports students throughout high school at BASIS Independent Fremont, and what it means to graduate from a program with a track record of student success.
Dr. Leyba, our Head of School at BASIS Independent Fremont, has been completely committed to creating the best possible learning experience for our students this year. She knows how difficult it is to find the right school for your child, especially during this unique and unprecedented time. Dr. Leyba wants to provide families with the right information and tools so that they may make an informed and confident decision about what school their child(ren) should attend. Read on to learn what Dr. Leyba has to say!
Mr. McNeice, our Associate Head of School for the Upper School (Grades 6-12) at BASIS Independent Fremont, has been completely committed to creating the best possible learning experience for our students this year. In the course of his research in how to support our students and teachers in distance or hybrid learning models, he arrived at a surprising and positive conclusion. Read on to learn what Mr. McNeice has found!
BASIS Independent Fremont will launch its high school with grade 9 for the 2020–21 school year and add a new grade level each year until BASIS Independent Fremont is a full TK–12 program.
“Our teachers, our students, and our families have created a thriving community where learning is loved and celebrated,” says Head of School Dr. Ashley Leyba. “The addition of our high school will continue our standards in academic excellence while uniquely preparing students to not only enter top colleges and universities, but also excel in these environments and beyond.”
We are excited to open the doors to the High School Program next fall, as well as the opportunities that await both our eager students and dedicated Subject Expert Teachers.
Here are six things you should know about our High School Program.
On Wednesday, September 13, ofﬁcials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the Semifinalists in the 63rd Annual National Merit Scholarship Program – including 21 BASIS Independent Silicon Valley students. These academically talented high school students will compete for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships, which will total more than $32 million.
In new rankings released Monday evening, the BASIS Curriculum Schools network has the three best public high schools in the nation, four of the top five, and five of the top seven public high schools, in what is among the most-admired annual reports on American high schools.
The BASIS Curriculum Schools network had five schools eligible for the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings. It is the first time a network or district has swept the top three spots – or had four of the top five, five of the top seven, or even five of the top ten:
BASIS Scottsdale - #1 high school in U.S.
BASIS Tucson North - #2 high school in U.S.
BASIS Oro Valley - #3 high school in U.S.
BASIS Peoria - #5 high school in U.S.
BASIS Chandler - #7 high school in U.S.
Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! Fremont is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.