Bard High School Early College Manhattan

Accepted Students 

Welcome New Students!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Manhattan. We are delighted that you will be joining us in the fall.

We start the fall semester with a Writing and Thinking Workshop where you will work closely with a small group of students and one of our teachers. You will learn to read and listen more thoughtfully, to articulate ideas, to review your own work critically and, most basically, to recognize the link between thought and expression.

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New Student Orientation

(Tentative) Tuesday, June 5, 2018        5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The new student orientation is for incoming students and their parents. Please bring the completed matriculation documents with you to the orientation. Click here to download the matriculation documents. 


Foreign Language Placement

(Tentative) Tuesday, June 5, 2018                       4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Make up testing is on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

For students with  previous experience in Spanish, Mandarin or Latin will need to take a foreign language placement exam.  Students without any previous foreign language experience do NOT need to sit for a foreign language placement exam. Registration is requested. Please check back later for registration. 


Summer Bridge Program

Thursday, June 28, 2018                       9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Summer Bridge program is an opportunity for incoming students to meet and get to know fellow students in their class, get advice from older, returning students, and to meet faculty and take sample classes. This program is organized as an informal introduction to our school, intended to familiarize new students with our school culture, our facilities and our neighborhood.  Please check back to register. 
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