Bard High School Early College Queens

Accepted Students 

Welcome New Students!
Congratulations on your acceptance to Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Queens. 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.

Acceptance Notification

Schools will receive High School Admissions Round 1 results beginning Friday, March 4th 2016.  Please contact your guidance counselor for specific questions or visit the NYC Department of Education website for more information.


Visiting Days for Accepted Students 2016

March 2016

We are eager to welcome you to our school, and we invite you to sit in on two academic classes.  You will have a chance to visit 1st and 2nd periods (8:45 – 10:45 am) or 3rd and 4th periods (10:35 – 12:35 pm) or 6th and 7th periods (1:20 – 3:20 pm) in order to experience the intellectually engaging community that we hope will be your home for the next four years.

New Student Orientation

Thursday, May 5th 2016 5:30 - 7:00 pm

A matriculation packet will be mailed home on April 15th.  Please bring this completed packet with you on Thursday, May 5th.

Placement Exams and Breakfast

June 9th, 2016 9:00 am 

All incoming students will need to sit for a math placement exam. Those with any previous experience in Spanish, Chinese or Latin will also need to take a foreign language placement exam. Each exam is an hour long so students should expect to be here for 2 hours. Students without any previous foreign language experience do NOT need to sit for a foreign language placement exam.   After the exams students will take a picture for their BHSEC identification cards.

We also invite parents/guardians to join us for a welcome breakfast while students are taking the exams.  Please register here beginning April 1st, 2016 for our Placement Exams and Breakfast. 

Music Questionnaire 

Please complete by June 1st, 2016 

Hello and greetings from the Music Department at BHSEC Queens.  Congratulations on your acceptance to our school!  In an effort to learn more about your past musical experiences and help you transition into our school’s music program, we would like ALL incoming 9th grade students (and new 10th grade students) to fill out the following questionnaire.  BHSEC Queens has a strong music program to offer students and all are welcome! Please click here to access the questionnaire. 

Summer Bridge

June 29th and June 30th 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

The Summer Bridge program is an informal introduction to our school and is intended to familiarize accepted students with BHSECQ’s academic culture.  It is also an opportunity for incoming students to get to know their fellow classmates, meet our faculty, and attend classes in the arts, Spanish, Chinese, and Latin. By sampling our Foreign Languages and Electives, students will be able to fill out the Preference Form for Foreign Languages and Electives due Thursday, June 30.  Breakfast will be available from 8:30-9:00 a.m. and lunch from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the school’s 7th floor cafeteria.  Please register here beginning April 1st, 2016.  Families will receive a detailed program later in June.
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