Posts about College Preparation The Senior Year

July 12, 2021

BASIS Independent Schools: Inside the 2021 Senior Projects

The Senior Project is the crowning achievement of the BASIS Curriculum. The last two years may have looked a little different—with Senior Project research, on-site work, and presentations taking a virtual form—but our students persevered in order to complete this extraordinary milestone.

This blog sheds some light on the Senior Project, its history, our incredible advisors, and most importantly, the students who continue to show that they can and will exceed all expectations.

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March 11, 2021

Student Voice: Neel D. '21 - My College Application Experience and Advice for High Schoolers

This week, our student blogger Neel D. '21 looks back on his college application experience and shares advice for other high schoolers. 

I remember hitting submit for my last college application on January 5th, feeling such a relief I could go back to enjoying life. After 16 different applications that had deadlines spanning from November to January, I just could not wait for my immediate future to be decided by my application readers.

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June 1, 2020

2020 Senior Project Showcase

It is with great pride that we share in this year’s grand finale of the BASIS Independent Schools’ academic program: Senior Projects, and we rejoice in their culmination: the Senior Showcase!

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May 6, 2020

BASIS Independent McLean’s Class of 2020 College Acceptances

We are so proud of our Class of 2020 and honored to share their current list of college acceptances. Additional acceptances will continue to trickle in, however this list is too good to wait. Please join us in joyful congratulations for our graduates. Their hard work, intellectual curiosity, kindness, spirit, and ideals will carry them forward, and in these difficult times, their successes are a shining light of hope and perseverance.

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June 1, 2018

What Do Students Do After AP Exams? The College and Career Boot Camp

AP exams are held the first two weeks of May, but school doesn’t get out until a month later, so it’s a common question: What do students in AP classes do after AP exams? Most classes do a cumulative paper or project to productively conclude the course; however immediately after AP Exams, all BASIS Independent McLean high school students participated in the College and Career Boot Camp (CCBC).

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Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! McLean is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.

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