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.

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.

New BHSEC parents click here.

Coronavirus Update

All large group in person admissions events are cancelled.

(updated October 2021)

Acceptance Notification

Families and middle schools will begin receiving High School Admissions Matches Friday, May 21, 2021 after 12pm. The Office of Student Enrollment will notify families by email that they can log into their child’s MySchools account to view their child’s high school admissions offer.  Check your MySchools 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 event with current students, after the DoE sends out notifications. The online event will be in early June. We will try to use both the email that families used to sign up for our assessment and the email supplied by the Department of Education if it is different. Please check your email after May 21st.

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve been accepted and still have questions? Click here for Frequently Asked Questions by accepted students (updated June 2021)

Summer Reading for incoming 9th grade students

Please read letter from the faculty.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As told to Alex Haley

Matched Student Welcome Night (Zoom)

June 10, 2021

This event is for new matched students and their parents. Registration will be sent as an Event Brite invitation.

In-Person Tour

  1. June 14, 2021
  2. June 16, 2021
  3. June 21, 2021

This event is for new matched and accepted students to tour the physical BHSEC campus with current BHSEC students. Each tour is 30-40 minutes long. Registration is required. New York DOE Building Health Screening is required.

Question and Answer sessions (Zoom)

  1. June 15, 2021
  2. June 18, 2021

This Zoom event is for matched and accepted students to ask questions about student life at BHSEC. Hosted virtually by current BHSEC students. Each session is 35-45 minutes long. Registration is required.

Summer Bridge Program

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. 

Athletics Program

Please review the information below. If you have questions please contact Kyle Novak Athletic Director Bard High School Early College,

In addition, all PSAL and team information is available on the PSAL website. Listed below are the opportunities that will be available this fall: 
Boys Soccer – Coach: Evan Woodhouse (

Start date: 8/30Location: Bard High School Early CollegeTime: 8am
Girls Soccer – Coach: Naddem Qurbani (

Start Date: 8/30Location: Bard High School Early CollegeTime: 9am
Girls Volleyball – Coach: Miguel Negron (

Start Date: 8/30Location: Bard High School Early CollegeTime: 8am
Co-Ed (Boys & Girls) Cross Country – Coach: Drew Miller (

Start Date: 8/30Location: Bard High School Early College (Will then travel to East River Track) Time: 8am
Girls Tennis – Coach: Robert Romanzi (

Start Date: TBD- Please email Coach Romanzi or

In order to participate in these sports, or any PSAL activity, there has to be proper clearance. In order to be properly cleared, the following documents must be filled out PRIOR to participating in said athletic events (that includes practicing). 
Physical Form (All students must submit a pre-participation physical exam form that has been signed and stamped by a medical provider (MD, DO, NP, PA). The form expires 12 months from its completion date.)

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) 
COVID Form (This is a consent to COVID-19 testing) 
For Volleyball athletes, It is important to note this update from the PSAL….As a reminder, PSAL high-risk sports include football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse (boys), stunt, and rugby. Vaccination will also be required for participation in bowling, because while not a high-risk sport, it takes place in spaces that require vaccination. 
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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