Posts about High School

April 30, 2018

From Inside the Classroom: Upper School (Grades 8-12)

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. 

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April 18, 2018

Four High School Students Qualify for Economics Governor’s Challenge State Championship

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. 

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March 16, 2018

Teacher Spotlight: Art Subject Expert Teacher Ms. Rowland

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.

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September 14, 2017

21 BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Students Honored as National Merit Semifinalists!

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.

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March 22, 2016

Independent Study Redefined: The BASIS Independent Senior Project (Part 1 of 3)

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.

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