Activities & Athletics

Bard DC’s Student Activities Center supports Bard’s academic mission by contributing to and enhancing the social and cultural life of the school. The Center supports student-led groups and connects students to outside service opportunities and activities.

CLUBS

E-Sports
Robotics
Chess
School Newspaper 
BARD Sculpture Club
Debate Team 
Student Ambassadors 
Student Government Association (SGA)
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
Photography Club
Girls Basketball(Only SY 20-21)
Track & Field (Only SY 20-21)

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PARTNERSHIPS:

College Track Program 
Urban Alliance 
SNEAKERS
Upward Bound

ATHLETICS

Bard DC, as a District of Columbia Public School, is a member of the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA). Students are automatically eligible to participate in any and all DCIAA sponsored sports. If there is a sport Bard DC does not offer, students can identify a DCPS school program they wish to participate in and discuss with the Dean of Students and Bard DC Athletic Director Malcolm Battle.

Opportunities afforded to our students extend beyond athletic teams and includes panel discussions, high level sporting clinics, and opportunities to participate on the DCIAA Student Leadership Council.  Our athletics offerings will grow as our student population does over the next four years so we ask for patience from our student athletes during this process of building out our athletics program at Bard DC.

BARD SPORTS OFFERED THIS SCHOOL YEAR BY DCPS

JV Boys Basketball 

Cheerleading (Co-Ed)

Swimming (Co-Ed)

Consent to Participate

Prior to participation in athletic programs with DCPS, students (18 years of age or older) and the parents/guardians of minor student athletes are required to complete and sign the following forms:

DCIAA Handbook (August 2019)

The updated DCIAA Handbook can be found at the following link:

National Honors Society


Bard High School Early College DC is forming a new chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). The pillars of the NHS are academic achievement, service, leadership, and character. Students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above are eligible to apply for membership. Eligible students at Bard DC were invited via email. Students who were interested in membership then applied. They wrote about writing experiences with service and leadership, their commitment to strong character, and their desire to become members of the chapter.
Our chapter is coordinated by two non-voting facilitators: the chapter advisor and the school principal. Mr. Horka and Dr. Anderson convene the Faculty Council to vote upon student membership. Student members are selected by a Faculty Council after they review written applications, along with the feedback of the school’s teachers.  Membership in any NHS chapter is an honor bestowed upon a student. Students who are not admitted this year are welcomed and encouraged to reapply next year.
Our first Bard DC NHS members will be inducted at the beginning of the school year 2021-2022. Students who are invited into membership will receive an email notification.

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