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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February 5, 2020

Life Skills Seminars, or, Teaching Bobcats How to Adult

Life Skills Seminars have been in full swing for the seniors since we returned from winter break in January. So far, we have covered topics from personal finance to time management, interviewing skills to friendship—and there is still more in store.

This specific time in senior year allows for some non-academic curriculum as the vast majority of college applications are due at the beginning of January. Most students are done with the application process when we return from winter break, so we viewed the last six weeks of Trimester Two as the perfect opportunity to go over topics not typically covered in the classroom – basically how to adult.

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March 26, 2018

2018 Senior Projects at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley 

It is with optimism and pride that we support our seniors as they complete their final trimester as BASIS Independent Silicon Valley students. Now past the huge milestone of applying to college, our 67 seniors have so much of their education behind them, but are, in many senses, faced with one of the biggest growth experiences in their education to date: the Senior Project.

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