BEC Hudson

BEC Hudson

A Jump Start on College

About BEC Hudson

Bard Early College (BEC) Hudson is an innovative new program providing young people in Hudson and its surrounding school districts direct access to a high-quality liberal arts education from Bard College. Students take challenging and engaging courses with experienced college faculty, earning up to 26 college credits (nearly equivalent to one year) tuition-free while still in high school.
Our Mission

The mission of Bard Early College is to provide bright, highly motivated students of high school age the challenge of a rigorous course of study that emphasizes thinking through writing, discussion, and inquiry, enabling them to begin college upon completing the 10th grade.

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Sample Schedule

8:00 – 11:00 AM
Classes at local high school

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Lunch/travel to Bard Early College campus (transportation provided by school district)

11:45 – 1:30 PM 
College classes at Bard Early College campus (364 Warren Street, Hudson, NY)

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Students apply to Bard Early College Hudson through participating high schools in New York State that are component districts of Questar III BOCES. Interested students or parents/guardians should check with their school’s guidance department or principal to see if their district participates, or email

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