During the extended school closure, BASEC @ BHS will develop independent plans for each of its enrolled students that will support their mental health and academic interests. It will involve video conference meetings with students to hold them accountable and maintain their schedules as well as video conference tutoring to support academic learning.

Please contact Brandon at for more information if you are not currently enrolled in our program.

Brandon Heisler

Brandon has been an educator for 14 years. He started his career in Special Education in the Brookline Public Schools, in the Pathways Program. While there, he started and grew an after school program for at-risk youth called Steps To Success. This is where he learned about the importance of after school programming and how integral it can be for development for all ages. He has been with BASEC for seven years and is dedicated to providing quality after school educational opportunities for high school aged youth.

Theodore Reinhardt-Ertman

Teddy works at BHS during the day as a professional aide and has worked at BASEC @ BHS for most of this year as our academic content support staff. He graduated from Carleton College in 2018 with a degree in Geology and has been working at BHS since January of 2019. He helps with many subjects such as Geometry, Algebra, Physics, and Chemistry.

External Resources

Harvard is offering a list of totally free classes online in subjects from coding to the humanities. Follow the link and sign up for some high quality content!

(Recommended ages 14+ years)

The Learning Network of the New York Times provides content and resources for teachers and students to use to engage in critical thought around multimedia and the world. Daily, weekly, and monthly activities are posted for students to learn from independently or with the option to engage with the NYTimes online community.

(Recommended ages: 14+ years)

Math planet is an online resource where one can study math for free. Take high school math courses in Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry. They also provide practice tests for the SAT and ACT. The educational material is focused on US high school math up to Algebra 2.

(Recommended ages: 14 - 18 years)

The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) connects students with a network of public broadcasting mentors and an innovative journalism curriculum to develop digital media, critical thinking, and communication skills while producing original news reports.

(Recommended ages: 14 - 18 years)

The British Museum with Google brings you The Museum of the World – an interactive experience through time, continents and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history.

(Recommended ages: 14+ years)

A National Preserve of Documentary Films about American Roots Cultures streamed with essays about the traditions and filmmaking, often featuring artists with their crafts and traditional cultures that formed American ways of life.

(Recommended ages: 14+ years)