Throughout their high school careers, BASIS.ed graduates earn impressive awards and distinctions based on their academic achievements.
The College Board designates students as AP Scholars depending on the number of AP Exams they take and how they perform on those exams. In 2016, students at BASIS.ed-managed schools were more than two times more likely to earn AP Scholar awards than other students participating in AP testing, and nine times more likely to be designated as National AP Scholars, the highest award level.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for College Scholarship that has been in place for more than 60 years. Students become eligible for National Merit recognition when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Approximately 1.5 million students participate in the PSAT/NMSQT each year. Roughly one percent of high school seniors nationwide receive recognition as a National Merit Semi Finalist and fewer than one percent move on to become Finalists.
Percent of AP Test Takers Earning AP Scholar Distinction
Percent of 2016 Graduates Earning National Merit Scholar Recognition
Sources: The College Board, 2016 and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 2016.