A completed online assessment is required to apply to BHSEC Manhattan, in addition to the NY DOE High School Application. check the Department of Education’s website for deadline information.

About the Assessment and Rubric Components

The 2023-2024 BHSEC Assessment was created and developed by the BHSEC faculty and administration to assess applicants writing, thinking, and interest in an early college. The completed assessment should be uploaded to MySchools.

  • There are three parts to the assessment: two writing prompts and a short video statement.
  • The answers to the writing prompts are to be submitted through MySchools. They should be approximately 250-500 words or 1200-2500 characters per prompt. Applicants will be scored on following instructions, clarity/organization/flow, originality/creativity,  reader engagement, and evidence of preparation. 
  •  The video statement should be 1- 2 minutes and uploaded to MySchools.  Students will be scored on following instructions, clarity, engaging the viewer, and evidence of preparation. 

For 2023-2024 Students will be ranked based on the following rubric components:

  • Humanities Response – 30%
  • STEM Response – 30%
  • Video Response – 30%
  • Grade Point Average – 10%

How to Take the Online Assessment

Before you begin our online assessment, please read requirements and tips listed below:

Click TBD for the BHSEC Assessment.

Click HERE for the Department of Education’s Screened School Page.

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