We have had no shortage of student achievement this year at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley. We beam with Bobcat pride each time we learn about the wide variety of our students' accomplishments both in and out of the classroom, in academic competitions as well as in sports and dance.
When Jaydev B. in grade 8 (Jay for short) was named as a finalist in the 2015 Broadcom MASTERS competition this fall for his project "Sweet Drought: Effects of Dry Farming on Sugar Concentrations in Pisum sativum," we realized that this is not only an incredible recognition of Jay as a student, but a wonderful illustration of some of our most fundamental goals as a school: student and teacher collaboration and the pursuit of excellence.
On April 20, 2015, the BASIS.ed network celebrated what we consider to be one of the most salient validations of our academic programs we’ve been honored with as a community to date: The Washington Post’s 2015 Ranking of America’s Most Challenging High Schools featured BASIS.ed schools prominently at the top:
Since opening their first program nearly two decades ago, BASIS charter schools continue to top the national and international rankings of some of the industry’s most reliable sources. College ranking website Niche has just ranked BASIS Scottsdale number six out of fifty schools nation-wide for high SAT scores and enrollment in advanced level academic courses. Recently, BASIS Scottsdale garnered yet another accomplishment to add to its list of accolades: student Anvita Gupta won the Third Place Medal of Distinction for Global Good at the Intel Science Talent Search at the White House last month.
The BASIS Scottsdale 17 year old was one of forty national finalists competing for $1 million in awards in the nation’s oldest and most-respected pre-college science and math competition.
Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! Silicon Valley is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.