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February 9, 2018

BASIS Curriculum Schools News Roundup

BASIS Curriculum Schools is no stranger to making the news—whether its large scale recognition for its academic program or stories of the differences our students make volunteering in and supporting their local community. We make a point to share these stories out with families and readers, but want to highlight some of the most recent news.

The past several weeks have been particularly exciting for our schools—with our Silicon Valley campus’ full profile in Business Insider, a piece announcing the newest Thailand campus, and CNBC’s profile of the best high schools in the country (surprise: BASIS Curriculum Schools occupy the first three spots as well as #5 and #7). The stories are exciting in perpetuating the high performance of legacy at BASIS Curriculum Schools campuses and signify a carving out of a path for new, exciting traditions of excellence.

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September 12, 2016

Vectors: August Recap

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The past couple of weeks have been monumental for our entire network of schools, not only with the start of the 2016-17 school year for BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, but with the opening of our two newest schools, BASIS Independent McLean and our feeder school BASIS Independent Fremont.

It is times like this when we reflect on how powerful it is to be part of a network, and times like this when we more than ever turn to Vectors, the BASIS.ed news site bringing you fresh inspiration and insights from the depths and far reaches of the BASIS.ed community.

Need a refresher on Vectors?

Vectors, a BASIS.ed news site, goes beyond the reaches of our school blog, Eureka! Silicon Valley to provide to you a window into what it means to be united by these common threads. It is a window into what is going on in and around BASIS.ed-managed schools and students throughout the country (and world!). 

Here are some highlights from stories this summer:

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June 30, 2016

VECTORS: June Recap

We have just one story this June coming to us from Vectors, but it is a story we're very excited about, and one that is sparking quite a conversation:

Where will your children be when the 'education bubble' bursts?

This week, BASIS.ed was featured in a Bloomberg View article written by Amity Shlaes titled "Bursting the Great American Bubble: High School." Likening perception and value of education to a commodity or stock bubble, Ms. Shlaes writes that BASIS.ed schools offer a "reality check" for American high schools, which are "not great.... [or] even good." The author points to assumptions about school and what school should be that we've "ruthlessly dumped...that the education establishment has considered un-dumpable."

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At BASIS Independent Schools, we strive to provide families, fellow educators, and anyone who is curious, with ample opportunities to learn more about who we are, why we do what we do, what it results in, and why it matters. 

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June 1, 2016

VECTORS: May Recap

At BASIS Independent Schools, we strive to provide families, fellow educators, and anyone who is curious, with ample opportunities to learn more about who we are, why we do what we do, what it results in, and why it matters. 

We are, after all, a fairly unique family of schools. With different types of BASIS.ed-managed schools all around the country, you might not know where to "start" in your search for information. Though many of us are far away from one another, we are united by the common threads of an unparalleled curriculum in both breadth and depth, and a culture driven by our insatiable desire -  as students and educators - to constantly grow, improve, and be the best version of ourselves we can be. 

Vectors.jpgVectors, a BASIS.ed news site, goes beyond the reaches of our school blog, Eureka! Silicon Valley to provide to you a window into what it means to be united by these common threads. It is a window into what is going on in and around BASIS.ed-managed schools and students throughout the country (and world!). Take a minute to visit Vectors and subscribe to receive their posts fresh in your inbox.

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April 19, 2016

For the Second Consecutive Day, BASIS.ed Schools Top 2016 National Rankings

3 Schools Lead U.S. News & World Report Rankings, 

One Day After 6 Schools Topped Washington Post Ranks 

This week continues to be a week of huge news for BASIS.ed as annual high school rankings are released. In the Washington Post rankings, released on Sunday, every BASIS.ed managed school eligible for the Post's rankings made it on the list! Today we share with you the results of the U.S. News & World Report rankings where BASIS.ed schools, again, had an incredible showing. Read the press release below and join us in congratulating our sister schools:

In rankings released yesterday by U.S. News & World Report, BASIS.ed schools were named the #2, #3, and #6 best high schools in the nation.

The rankings, which highlight top-performing public schools on a state and national level, had BASIS Scottsdale as #2 in the nation for the second consecutive year, as well as the #1 charter school in the nation and the #1 high school in Arizona. BASIS Tucson North was #3 nationally, the #2 charter school nationally, and the #2 high school in Arizona. BASIS Oro Valley is the #6 high school in the nation, the #3 charter in the U.S. and #3 high school in Arizona.

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April 18, 2016

Six BASIS.ed Schools Named Best High Schools in the Nation by The Washington Post

This week is sure to be a week of huge news for BASIS.ed as annual high school rankings are released. First up is The Washington Post, released on Sunday. In an incredible validation of the power of our academic program and our students' achievements, every BASIS.ed managed school eligible for the Post's rankings made it on the list! Read the press release below and join us in congratulating our sister schools:

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April 13, 2015

BASIS Scottsdale Student Receives Medal of Distinction for Global Good at the Intel Talent Search

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.24obama1-741404-edited

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.

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