All of our 2020-2021 juniors and seniors earned an AP Scholar award, recognition from the College Board based on their performance on their 2021 AP exams. In addition, 80% of all high school students in grades 9-12 earned this recognition. These awards recognize students who have demonstrated both a depth and breadth of knowledge because their work has shown college-level mastery across multiple disciplines.
Sophomore Earns Perfect Score on AP Psychology Exam
It is with great pride that we announce that BASIS Independent McLean student Daria L., Class of 2023, earned a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Psychology exam—a feat so rare that in 2021, only 6 students out of over 262,000 taking the exam in the entire world achieved it. Daria’s results place her in the top 0.002% of test-takers worldwide.
Congratulations to our co-ed, high school Volleyball team on winning the Independent Small School Athletic Conference championship! The team’s regular season record was 6-1 and it went 2-0 in the playoffs.
Nine seniors have been honored by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
We are proud of Sonja B. '22, Spencer H. '22, and Sophie P. '22 for earning recognition as Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Roughly 16,000 students across the nation have qualified as Semifinalists.
In a school year (we hope) unlike any other, we still learned a lot. Here are some of the things the BASIS Independent McLean community learned.
Though this school year was certainly different from previous years, it did not alter our students' perseverance, drive, or dedication to subjects, projects, clubs, and competitions they love. From science and math to drama and our own house system, our students of all ages accomplished a lot in the spring of 2021. Below we highlight their successes. Congratulations, Red-Tailed Hawks!
In March and April, students in primary, middle, and high school competed and were recognized in state science competitions.
The BASIS Independent McLean Middle School Science Olympiad team is headed to this year’s virtual state championships! The team has placed well in many competitions throughout the season, and the team's overall second place the February’s Regional Tournament secured their advancement to states.
We are proud to induct nine students into the newly recognized BASIS Independent McLean chapter of the Société Honoraire de Français (SHF), the French Honor Society. The inaugural SHF members joined six new members of our Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, the Spanish Honor Society, in a joint in-person, socially distanced induction ceremony on Friday, January 22.
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.