2019 is here! Half the year has already flown by and we are already preparing for next school year! It's time for middle and high school students to consider the classes they want to take in the 2019-20 school year.
Our new Associate Director of Admissions Ms. Knapp wants to help prospective families learn more about what it's like to attend BASIS Independent McLean! In the final part of her blog series, Ms. Knapp sat down with some of our upper school students in grades 8–11 to learn about their transition to our school.
Ethan H. ’20, Jamal B. ’21, Victoria B. ’21, and Tad B. ’20 have qualified for the Adam Smith Division of the State Championship of the Governor's Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance. As the BASIS Independent McLean team, these four high school students form one of several teams from across Virginia that will test and apply their knowledge of economic concepts at the day-long competition.
We are proud to induct 37 students into our newly minted chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), with 10 NHS members and 27 NJHS members. Students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA or 90% cumulative average and be in grades 10–12 for NHS and grades 6–9 for NJHS to apply for membership.
Middle and high school Art Subject Expert Teacher Ms. Rowland sees unlimited possibilities in art for her students, no matter their level of artistic skill. One of her favorite tactics is to remove all erasers from the classroom so students have to think outside their box and see an accidental line as more than a mistake. In Ms. Rowland’s class, students learn that art teaches problem solving, finding a new perspective, and resilience, all while discovering more about themselves.
Can you believe that the school year is more than halfway over? Time has flown! We know many of you are excited to begin preparing for your summer vacations and other seasonal plans, but we wanted to remind you that now is also the time for middle and high school students to consider the classes they want to take in the upcoming 2018–19 school year.
On Wednesday, September 13, ofﬁcials of 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 seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.
Last week's blog series; Alumni Angle, highlighted an account from a BASIS Alumi and their BASIS experience, transiton, favorite memories and college preperation. One of the elements we looked at was the overall experience, college preperation and key learning from the Senior Project. In this week's three part series, we focus on the Senior Project, the evolution of the Senior Project and discussion with the Director of Parnerships, who has been instramental in the Senior Project's implementation at BASIS.
In last week's blog series, Alumni Angle: we delve further into the importance of the Senior Project. looked at three-part series offering a closer look at one of the hallmarks of a BASIS Independent education: The Senior Project.
Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! McLean is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.