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.

Spring Tours 2018

Open to current 7th-grade students.

Every Thursday between April 19th and June 14th we will have student led tours from 4 - 5 pm.  Please arrive on time as tours begin promptly at 4 pm.

No registration is required. 

Tour features: the opportunity to meet current students in-depth, wide-ranging tour of the campus, and meet administration. Duration: 1 hour

Spring 2018 Tour Dates:
Thursday, April 19th
Thursday, April 26th
Thursday, May 3rd
Thursday, May 10th
Thursday, May 17th
Thursday, May 24th
Thursday, May 31st
Thursday, June 7th
Thursday, June 14th

 

Special Education Information Session 2018

For families to learn about the special education opportunities and services at Bard High School Early College Queens.


Wednesday, May 23rd 5:00 - 6:30 PM.  Register HERE.
For families with 7th and 8th grade students

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