L-R: Dean Lizardo, Angela Y, Head of School Toby WalkerAccording to results released by the College Board, BASIS Independent Silicon Valley junior 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.

“Angela’s success is remarkable,” said Toby Walker, Head of School. “It is a testament to her energy and enthusiasm for her studies as well as a reflection of the expert guidance from her teacher, Mr. Dean Lizardo.”

Dean Lizardo said that Angela “consistently demonstrated the level of understanding and maturity that is necessary to reach this sort of success on the exam” and that he was “extremely lucky to have had her as a student and very proud of her accomplishments.”

Angela has been a student at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley for the past three years. She credits the rigorous academic curricula, supportive faculty, and her parents for her success.

Angela said “I didn’t think it was possible. My thanks to Mr. Lizardo, my parents for always supporting me and my friends for always being there for me.”

The AP Microeconomics Exam measures students’ knowledge of microeconomics principles and their ability to reason within the discipline. AP exams are scored on a scale of 1-5, where a 5 is the equivalent of an A in a corresponding course.

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