Typical high school curricula end at the AP level—after all, these courses are meant to substitute for introductory-level college courses. However, the advanced nature of the BASIS Curriculum allows us to offer a variety of even more rigorous and intellectually innovative courses to our students.
The final academic challenge of BASIS Curriculum Schools is not AP exams. Instead, seniors in grade 12 are able to enroll in Capstone Courses and participate in a Senior Project. Our Capstone classes are the most in-depth content of which a BASIS Independent student can partake. There is no private school in the nation that offers a Senior Project program quite like ours. Read more about Capstone Courses and Senior Projects, both of which make the senior year at BASIS Independent Schools a deeply intellectual finish to our robust, rigorous program of study, unmatched at any institution in the nation.
Math Capstone (e.g., Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Game Theory)
Science Capstone (e.g., Anatomy & Physiology, Organic Chemistry, Astrophysics)
Humanities Capstone (e.g., Military History, Women's History, History & Politics of Class Identity and Formation)
Humanities Capstone (e.g., Post-Modern Literature, World Literature, and Cinema)
Language Capstone (e.g., French History and Literature)
Fine Arts, PE, and Electives
General electives*, AP elective, or post-AP elective
*Minimum one fine art elective required.