A BASIS Independent education cultivates students who are highly engaged, inquisitive and autonomous learners. The Senior Project is the culmination of the BASIS Independent high school experience. After three and a half years of intensive academic college preparation, BASIS Independent Silicon Valley seniors are ready to spend the last trimester of their high school careers applying what they have learned in previous years to an independent project that allows them to explore their individual path of learning, their passion and their potential future course of study.
Students embark on a mentor-guided program of academic inquiry with limitless possibilities. Senior Projects vary from internships to experimental research at university-level research labs and field work abroad. To remain connected to their school community, students are required to blog about their experiences.
The Class of 2017 was an important milestone for our BASIS Independent Schools family as the first cohort to participate in Senior Projects. This year, the Class of 2018 has followed in their footsteps with equal fervor and prowess: Explore their projects and blogs here.
From an analysis of machine learning in order to diagnose lung cancer through CT image classification to creating a line of upcycled and eco-friendly clothing, this year's projects are an incredible display of the talents and rich interests of our students.