It is no secret that Bobcats love science. Our amazing students regularly participate in science competitions at the local, regional and national level. Obviously, things are a bit different now and institutions of learning are taking many activities online to adhere to California's Shelter-in-Place order.
We have received amazing news about how our Bobcats have fared at these virtual competitions. Recently, The Synopsys Science Fair and the BioEHS Bioengineering Competition were both held remotely.
Congratulations to the BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Investment Club on first and second place wins in the Stock Market Game. This is the third year in a row BASIS Independent Silicon Valley has placed first in the state of California.
Out of approximately 4,000 California competitors, Madhav R. placed first, turning that $100,000 into $250,000 for a 150% return. Jason C. placed second investing $214,000 for a 114% return. In the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Stock Market Game, students invest $100,000 of virtual money in real stocks, competing for the highest return. This year’s game ran from September 9, 2019 to April 17, 2020.
Many of our seniors are nearly ready to begin their Senior Projects, a trimester-long commitment to research, development, art, or social causes. We are thrilled to start off this new season of projects by formally announcing the 2019 winner of the BASIS Curriculum Schools Founders’ Prize for Excellence in a Senior Project: Ethan Feng!
Ethan (right) with a fellow alumnus from the class of 2019
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley’s girls varsity volleyball team competed in the San Jose Bulldog Volleyball tournament this past weekend. Last year they placed second at the very same tournament. This year the Bobcats emerged victorious as tournament champions!
We are thrilled to announce that BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, home of the Bobcats, has been named the top High School for 2020 Best Schools for STEM in California by Niche. Our robust curriculum, anchored by liberal arts courses, is complemented by our math, engineering and science offerings. Our students have spoken, and based on data collected by Niche, we have earned a coveted number one ranking.
The OECD results are in! We have crunched the numbers and, once again, our students are out performing the top countries and regions in the world. This is an assessment that tests critical-thinking and the application of knowledge not rote memorization.
Congratulations to our students!
Below is some information regarding the OECD test for schools based on the PISA and our results.
Students at BASIS Independent Schools know a thing or two about hard work and persistence in problem solving. Our accelerated and spiraled math curriculum gives students ample time to strengthen their fundamental skills so that each year, when our schools facilitate opportunities for students to participate in competitions, clubs, and more, they can then show off their talents and achieve new goals. This year’s math wins across several of our campuses are a testament of how well our students thrive in competitive situations.
Read on to explore just a few of the math-centric accomplishments from our campuses in Brooklyn, Fremont, Manhattan, McLean, and Silicon Valley.
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.