The Senior Project is a selective program that involves an off-campus research project or internship of the students' choice and design. Students select a BASIS.ed faculty member as their advisor and work with a mentor at their research site. These projects may be completed anywhere in the world. At the end of the trimester, students return to campus and present an analysis of their findings to peers, staff, and parents. Below are links to the students' senior project blogs.
BASIS.ed students team up with corporations, entrepreneurs, agencies, and researchers across myriad fields nationally and internationally. However, this is not just an internship, as BASIS students bring an exceptional level of expertise to the entities they support. While the average student at BASIS charter schools will have completed six AP® classes prior to acceptance into the Senior Project program, it is the program itself that sets students apart to the most prestigious universities in the world, and differentiates them from other students their age.
The Senior Project program was developed to foster in our students valuable insight about utilizing their knowledge in the real world, while maintaining a sense of intellectual curiosity during the research-and-application process. Senior Projects require students to work at a public or private-sector institution, or to enroll in a college or university's external study program. Ultimately, the students present their research and findings to the school community, parents, and guests. The internship or study program is typically related to the course of study the student intends to pursue following high school graduation.
If your business or institution is interested in becoming a mentor for the BASIS Senior Project Program, please contact Julia Toews at julia.toews@BASISed.com.
There are 10 BASIS charter schools participating in the 2017 BASIS.ed Senior Project Program. To view the details of a specific project, select a BASIS charter school listed below and click on a student's name.