Accepted Students

Welcome New Students!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Manhattan. We are delighted that you will be joining us in the fall.

Please be on the lookout for an email listing our upcoming events. We will used the email listed in MySchools.

We start the fall semester with a Writing and Thinking Workshop where you will work closely with a small group of students and one of our teachers. You will learn to read and listen more thoughtfully, to articulate ideas: to review your own work critically and, most basically, to recognize the link between thought and expression.

Acceptance Notification

Families and middle schools will begin receiving High School Admissions Matches on March 7, 2024, from the NYC Department of Education. The Office of Student Enrollment will notify families by email that they can log into their child’s My Schools account to view their child’s high school admissions offer.  Check your My Schools account or contact your guidance counselor for assistance. You may also visit the NYC Department of Education website for more information.

We will send out a welcome email to matched students with information about the online virtual events and in person events. The New Student orientation will most likely be held in June. We will use the email supplied by the Department of Education in My Schools. Please check your email after the NYC Department of Education sends out match notifications.

First Day of School

September 5, 2024

Please check with the Department of Education’s School Calendar for any changes.

Matriculation Documents

Housing Questionnaire

Federal Parent/Guardian Student Ethnic Identity Form

Photo Release Form

Military Opt-Out Form

Child & Adolescent Health Examination Form

Home Language Survey (to be completed at BHSEC)

Emergency Blue Card (to be completed at BHSEC)

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve been accepted and still have questions? Click here for Frequently Asked Questions by accepted students (updated April 2024)

Summer Reading for incoming 9th grade students

Please read letter from the faculty.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As told to Alex Haley (please get a hardcopy of the book)

Summer Bridge Program

Dates to be determined
The Summer Bridge program is an opportunity for incoming students to meet and get to know fellow students in their class, get advice from older, returning students, and to meet faculty and take sample classes. This program is organized as an informal introduction to our school, intended to familiarize new students with our school culture, our facilities and our neighborhood.  Check back for REGISTRATION.

Athletics Program

We are excited to expand our sport offerings by creating a shared athletics program with NEST + M.

Visit (drop down menu Schools – Bard High School Early College & NEST+m) for statistics, schedules, and game locations. All student athletes can compete on teams listed on the Bard High School Early College page and the NEST+m page. 

Please review the information below. If you have questions please contact Mark Cheng, Athletic Director Bard High School Early College, [email protected].

Listed below are the opportunities that will be available this fall: 
Boys Fencing- Coach: TBD

Start Date: TBD

Boys Soccer – Coach: Evan Woodhouse ([email protected])

Start date: TBD

Girls Soccer – Coach: Naddem Qurbani ([email protected])

Start Date: TBD

Girls Volleyball – Coach: TBD

Start Date: TBD

Girls Fencing – Coach Barabash ([email protected])

Start Date: TBD

Girls Badminton – Coach Mclaughlin ([email protected])

Start Date: TBD

Co-Ed (Boys & Girls) Cross Country – Coach: Drew Miller ([email protected]

**Fill out this form to express interest and to be added to the email list

Start Date: TBD
Girls Tennis – Coach: Robert Romanzi ([email protected])

Tryouts will occur on August 26th – 30th, from 8:30AM to 10:30AM

Parental Consent Form (This acknowledges that Parents have authorized students to participate in their designated sport. It must be filled out for EACH sport you play) .

In addition, this is an informational form regarding Concussions. Please review this and be aware of Concussion symptoms. This will also be given to athletes during the year. 

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