Posts about 12Th Grade

November 21, 2022

Senior Year Reconstructed

The very last year at BASIS Independent Brooklyn serves as a bridge from traditional classroom learning to apply knowledge in a real context. By this time, most students have their Advanced Placement (AP) courses and graduation requirements nearly completed. As such, this year is designed to act as a “capstone” to their whole educational experience through three elements: daily college counseling courses, college-level capstone, and post-AP courses. For most students, the year culminates in a Senior Project, a unique opportunity to independently pursue their own research interests. You can see Class of 2022 Senior Project presentations to get a sense of the variety of topics pursued.

Just last month Head of School Josh Harmon stepped into Mr. Brauch's college counseling class to address our seniors on how to get the most from senior year. It seemed worthwhile to share a sneak peek at what is happening in the uppermost grade at BASIS Independent Brooklyn.

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September 12, 2018

2019 National Merit Semifinalist

Earlier this week our faculty learned that Eva Y., one of our 17 seniors, was Yarsky cropped-1confirmed as a 2019 National Merit Semifinalist. The pool of Semifinalists represents less than one percent of the U.S. high school seniors.

"I'm proud of our first graduating class and all students; Eva in particular deserves this additional acknowledgement of her hard work and academic ability as assessed by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation," said Head of School Hadley Ruggles.

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September 7, 2018

Welcome Seniors!

Earlier this week our staff and faculty were thrilled to welcome our first class of seniors! Along with our first graduating class, which includes 17 seniors, comes our first prom, Senior Project Presentations, and many other highlights.

Head of School Hadley Ruggles stepped into the college counseling class on the first day of school to talk to our seniors and inspire them to make the most of the their remaining time with us. It seemed worthwhile to share with our interested families a sneak peek at what is happening in the uppermost grade at BASIS Independent Brooklyn.

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February 20, 2015

Independent Study Redefined: The BASIS Independent Senior Research Project (Part 2 of 3)

In anticipation of a special lecture on the BASIS Independent College Counseling and Senior Research Project Programs, this new three-part series offers a closer look at one of the hallmarks of a BASIS Independent education: The Senior Research Project.

In Part 1 of the series, we took a look at the purpose of the Senior Research Project. We discussed how they work and why they’re a valuable experience for BASIS Independent Seniors. Part 2 is all about the projects themselves.

Part 2: What are some examples of the Senior Research Project (SRP)?

Senior Research Projects are all about exploring passions.

As long as the topic they choose is educational, the seniors have free reign to design a project of their choosing. For some students, the Senior Research Project solidifies what it is they would like to further pursue in their academic and professional endeavors, and for others, it is simply an opportunity to dig deeper on a topic that piqued their interest in class.  

Project Highlights

Topics students choose range from studying robotic surgery for bladder cancer treatment to studying the process of learning to play a musical instrument and everywhere in between. Here are some select projects from the Class(es) of 2015:

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