The mission of BHSEC is to provide a rigorous course of study that emphasizes thinking through writing, discussion, and inquiry. This alternative to the traditional high school is founded on the belief that many young people are ready and eager to do serious college work at age sixteen. Based on the premise that these young adults' ambition to learn must be taken seriously, BHSEC's four-year program enables highly motivated students to earn a New York State high school Regents diploma and a tuition-free Bard College associate's degree in four years.
Love of learning dominates the culture of BHSEC at both the Manhattan and Queens campuses. Our rigorous curriculum allows students to fulfill all of the Regents requirements through an engaging and demanding college-level education. Mastery of subjects at BHSEC is demonstrated by our students' reasoned analyses and by their thoughtful and well-supported arguments for their views. Ninety-five percent of BHSEC graduates successfully move on to a four-year college. Click "download file" to view our school profile.
Location: 525 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002
Directions: Take the N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6, or L lines to 14th St./Union Square, then the M14D bus to Lower East Side/Delancey St. Get off at East Houston & Mangin St.; the M21 bus on Houston St. Get off at East Houston & Mangin St.; or the F line to 2nd Ave & walk East on Houston to Mangin or take the M21 to Mangin.
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Location: 30-20 Thomson Avenue,
Long Island City, NY 11101
Directions: By Subway, 7 to 33rd Street Rawson; E, G, R, V to Queens Plaza; E and M to 23rd Ely Stop; G or 7 to Long Island City Court Sq.; or the N to Queensboro Plaza. By Bus, The B61, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q66, Q67, Q69, Q100, Q101, Q102 all stop at Queens Plaza/Queensboro Plaza. By Rail, LIRR to Hunters Point and transfer to the 7 line to 33rd Street Rawson.
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Location:321 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103