Bard High School Early College Queens

Applying and Open House Information

The following is required of all students who apply to 9th or 10th grade to BHSEC Queens:

  • a grade point average of 85% or above
  • no more than 10 unexcused absences or 10 tardies for the school year
  • completion of the BHSEC math and writing assessments
  • complete the Department of Education's High School Application

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How to Apply

1. If you fit our admissions profile, reserve a seat at our next writing and math assessment. If applying to both schools, you only need to take the assessment once. Please do not register for an assessment at both BHSEC campuses.

2. Bring a copy of your 7th grade report card (if applying to 10th grade, please bring your 8th grade final report card) on the day you are scheduled to take the assessment. The report card is for our records and will not be returned to you.

3. Rank BHSEC Manhattan and/or BHSEC Queens on your Department of Education (DOE) High School Application. Remember, if you are applying to both BHSEC Manhattan and BHSEC Queens, you need to list them as two separate choices. The Program Code for the Manhattan campus is M51A, and the Program Code for the Queens campus is Q74B. Click here for more information on the DOE high school admission process.

4. Students who demonstrate strong abilities in their grades and the assessment will be invited to an interview at BHSEC. Not all students will be asked to interview at BHSEC. We will contact students by email if they are eligible for an interview. This is the final step in the BHSEC admission process.

Students who are applying from private or parochial schools are advised to speak with your school's principal or headmaster to obtain a Department of Education High School ApplicationStudents may rank up to 12 non-specialized programs/schools on the Department of Education High School Application in addition to the specialized and audition high schools. Please note that students who apply to both BHSEC Manhattan and BHSEC Queens must list these as two separate choices. Please review program/school choices and carefully prioritize the list. We strongly recommend that you seek advice from your guidance counselor and review the NYC High School Directory before ranking programs.

Fall Open Houses and Tours 2017

Prospective students and their parents may visit BHSEC Queens during an Open House or on a tour to find out more about the school. Due to high demand, families can choose between an open house or a tour, but should not plan to attend both. Our open houses include presentations by our faculty whereas our tours do not. Our tours are student-led. Online registration is required and we will begin accepting reservations on Thursday, September 7th at 10 am.  Please click on the date and time of the event to register.

Tours 4 - 5 pm
Wednesday, September 27th 
Wednesday, October 4th 
Wednesday, October 11th 
Tuesday, October 17th 
Wednesday, October 25th 
Wednesday, November 1st 
Wednesday, November 8th

Open Houses 5 - 7 pm
Tuesday, September 26th 
Thursday, October 12th 
Monday, October 23rd 

Please keep in mind that attending an open house or tour is not a requirement for admission to BHSEC. Students are not penalized in any way during the admissions process by not visiting BHSEC prior to applying. Our open houses include presentations by our faculty whereas our tours do not. 

Special Education Information Session 2017

For current 8th grade students and families to learn about the special education opportunities and services at Bard High School Early College Queens.


Thursday, October 19th 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (registration for this event is closed)

BHSEC Queens has available seats for students receiving special education services for 20% or more of the school day and we are actively seeking students to join next year’s 9th grade class. The BHSEC schools have had great success to date with a small number of students receiving SE services and we are looking to expand our offerings and the number of students served. Perhaps BHSEC is right for you!

Students requiring special education services can expect the following:
  • Personal attention and small class sizes for all students (typically ranging from 20-24 students)
  • An inclusive and respectful environment for all students
  • New ICT classes, an engaging curriculum, and the opportunity to earn college credit
  • Easy access to guidance counselors, faculty, and academic advisors
  • A strong focus on transitions from middle school to high school and high school to college
  • In-house staff knowledgeable with IEPs, SE accommodations, and related services
  • A dedicated learning specialist who works with students on a range of academic support needs
  • Additional support for writing and math through staff and peer tutoring
  • Assistive technology, and help with strengthening academic and social skills
  • One of the city’s most personalized college counseling programs, with an unparalleled placement record
  • A diverse student body that reflects New York City and includes students of all interests and learning styles
  • Opportunities for all students to engage in the arts, athletics, and a range of extra-curricular activities
  • An active and engaged parent body

High School Choice Fairs 2017

Find BHSEC Queens at the following High School Choice Fairs

City Wide High School Fair
September 16th and 17th from 10AM - 3PM
Brooklyn Technical High School, 29 Fort Green Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Queens High School Fair
October 14th and 15th from 11AM - 3PM
Francis Lewis High School, 58-20 Utopia Pkwy, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365