BASIS.ed graduates consistently attend the world's most respected and prestigious higher learning institutions. So, how does BASIS.ed prepare students for the challenges of college life…and beyond? Our new content series, Alumni Angle, offers a glimpse of the BASIS.ed experience as seen through the eyes of our very own graduates.
“As a result of being a BASIS student, I entered college with confidence that I could continue to be successful, even in advanced courses. Testing out of classes in college due to AP exam credit was also a welcomed, tangible result of my hard work.”
Mona Eskandari graduated from BASIS Tucson in 2007. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. Ms. Eskandari is also a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow and a Stanford Graduate Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Fellow.
Earlier this year I had a wonderful opportunity to meet with Ms. Eskandari, a BASIS Alumna, to learn about her experience attending a BASIS school. I was inspired by her accomplishments, and by how her education prepared her for college, graduate school and beyond. We recently connected again and I asked if she was willing to share what her experience at BASIS meant to her. Below is what she had to say.
Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! Silicon Valley is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.