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World Record Number of Global AP Scholars at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA, November 09, 2016 --( According to results released by the College Board, 2 out of 7 grade 9 National AP Scholars in the entire world are students at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley. BASIS Independent students Chethan Bhateja and Eisho Takatsuji joined the ranks of an elite few in the entire world to achieve this level of accomplishment.

At the state level, more than 50% of all grade 9 California AP Scholars are BASIS Independent Silicon Valley students (55 out of 109 total California AP scholar awards).

“It is my strong feeling that far too often we underestimate the potential that our students have,” said Head of School Toby Walker. “At BASIS Independent Silicon Valley this is absolutely not the case. With dedicated, enthusiastic teachers and a supportive environment; all students can achieve great success.”

The AP awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated exemplary college-level achievement by earning a 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

“It is a genuine pleasure to see the potential in all of our students unlocked, leaving them with unbounded opportunities,” said Director of Student Affairs, Dr. Simon Hale. “I am incredibly proud of the students and teachers for this achievement. These results speak to the depth of the BASIS.ed curriculum.”

AP Scholars are named based on the student’s average AP score on all exams taken this year, and in previous years. Award levels include AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, AP Scholar with Distinction, National AP Scholar, AP Seminar and Research Certificate™, AP Capstone Diploma™, and International AP Scholar.

Among BASIS.ed’s Results:

· More than 50% of the 9th graders in California who were named AP Scholars were BASIS Independent Silicon Valley students.

· Students attending a BASIS.ed school are more than twice as likely to earn an AP Scholar award than their peers, and nine times more likely to earn the highest distinction, National AP Scholar.

“This is an incredible honor for these individual students, as well as for the BASIS.ed community,” said BASIS.ed CEO Peter Bezanson. “We are continually impressed with the hard work, progress, and excellence of our students.”

About BASIS.ed
The BASIS.ed network prepares students to be participants in the 21st century world of commerce and innovation. BASIS.ed faculty teach a curriculum that educates students at the highest international levels. BASIS.ed manages twenty-one public charter schools including eighteen in Arizona, two in Texas, and one in Washington, D.C., as well as five independent schools in Fremont and San Jose, CA, Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY, and McLean, VA and one international school in Shenzhen, China. For more information, please visit
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BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
Sean Mclain Brown
(408) 291-0907

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