The BASIS Independent model works. The proof is in the pudding, as they say, and the proof here is a world record. According to results released by the College Board, 2 out of 7 grade 9 National AP Scholars in the entire world are students at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley.

In addition, Angela Y. earned a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Microeconomics exam—a feat so rare that only .09% of all students taking the exam in the entire world achieved.

All of this was achieved by students that have been with BASIS Independent for two years. Imagine what is possible when a student is with us for many more years? At BASIS Independent Fremont, we are building the foundation for these types of successes and more. You see, it’s not just about the test scores, it’s about teaching and nurturing the underlying critical thinking skill set that allows for students to achieve this high level of distinction and accomplishment.

At the state level, more than 50% of all California grade 9 AP Scholars are BASIS Independent Silicon Valley students (55 out of 109 total California AP scholar awards).

“This accomplishment is outstanding!” said Head of School Dr. Ashley Leyba. “This is an exemplary example of how our Fremont teachers are working to build the skill set necessary for your child to achieve this type of unprecedented student success.”

The AP awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated exemplary college-level achievement by earning a 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

AP Scholars are named based on the student’s average AP score on all exams taken this year, and in previous years. Award levels include AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, AP Scholar with Distinction, National AP Scholar, AP Seminar and Research Certificate™, AP Capstone Diploma™, and International AP Scholar.

Among BASIS.ed’s Results:

  • More than 50% of the 9th graders in California who were named AP Scholars were BASIS Independent Silicon Valley students.
  • Students attending a BASIS.ed school are more than twice as likely to earn an AP Scholar award than their peers, and nine times more likely to earn the highest distinction, National AP Scholar.

“This is an incredible honor for these individual students, as well as for the BASIS.ed community,” said BASIS.ed CEO Peter Bezanson. “We are continually impressed with the hard work, progress, and excellence of our students.”