Bard Early College in the News

2024 NY / NJ-area schools’ Associate in Arts (A.A.) Commencement Ceremony for our Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Manhattan, Newark, and Queens campuses

The President and Trustees of Bard College, The Faculties of Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Manhattan, Queens, and Newark and the Members of the Class of 2024 together welcome family, friends, and staff to our 2024 Associate in Arts (AA) Commencement Ceremony. This is an honorable occasion celebrating our young people’s accomplishments with great pride. On […]

BHSEC Brooklyn to Open This Fall

In September 2024, Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) will open its newest campus in the Brownsville/East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Like BHSEC’s other campuses, which now total nine campuses across six states, BHSEC Brooklyn is a public high school where students can earn up to an associate’s degree from Bard College, with 60 transferable […]

New Jersey Bill Expands Access To Dual Enrollment In The State

JANUARY 2024 NEW JERSEY – This past month, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Bill 2076, enacting the Twelfth Grade Postsecondary Transition Year Pilot Program. This bill, co-sponsored by Senators Zwicker, McKnight, and Greenstein and Assemblymember Lampitt, establishes and funds a statewide pilot program whereby at least six school districts can partner with institutions of […]

“Early College Is the Equalizer We Need” in the New York Times

Bard College at Simon’s Rock alumnus John McWhorter SR ’83 calls the Bard High School Early Colleges in Manhattan and Queens “sterling examples” of a tuition-free early college model in an opinion piece for The New York Times, entitled “Early College Is the Equalizer We Need“. He cites the high college graduation rates of Bard […]

Bard Early College Publishes BHSEC Baltimore Impact Report

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — Bard Early College recently published an impact reportevaluating the postsecondary outcomes of students graduating from Bard High School EarlyCollege Baltimore (BHSEC Baltimore) and how those outcomes compare to students citywide.This evaluation uses data sets collected and compiled by the Baltimore Education ResearchConsortium on college access and completion for Baltimore City Schools graduates, […]

Bard Early College 2022: A Year In Review

Read about the exciting happenings in 2022 for the Bard Early Colleges. View the report here.

BHSEC Queens Y1 speaks to the strengths of early college education in the Gotham Gazette

“I never thought I would be ready for college until I realized that I was already in one.” In this op-ed, BHSEC Queens Class of 2023 student Aarsha Joshi writes about her unique high school experience in an early college, and calls on legislators to expand access to early college and dual enrollment programs. Read […]

Bard Early College’s Stephen Tremaine and Dumaine Williams call for more access to early college education in The 74

“It’s no secret that college enrollment in the U.S. has dropped, and these declines aren’t slowing down: This fall, college enrollment nationally decreased by nearly another half-million students. These drops are unevenly distributed across race, socioeconomic class and even gender, with recent reports showing that young men are opting out of college at record-setting rates. While […]

BHSEC Cleveland student describes recovering – academically and personally – from the pandemic in Chalkbeat op-ed

BHSEC Cleveland Class of 2023 student Yuleisy Aguirre de Jesus shares her experience transitioning into a rigorous early college program while simultaneously working to get back on track from COVID-19 related academic and personal obstacles. Read the full op-ed here.

Bard Early College’s history as a leading force for innovation profiled in Education Next

“Hopscotch through classrooms in this Newark, New Jersey, school and you’ll hear students debate their interpretations of Marx’s theory of alienated labor, puzzle over how to create airtight proofs, and ponder how Islam grew into a religion. If you guessed that each of these scenes happened at a college, you’re right. And if you guessed […]

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