Student with an IEP

Special Education Students

Information Sessions

For parents and students with an IEP or who receive special education services for 20% or more of the school day. Students with 504’s or English Language Learners should attend the general open house.

Spring Dates

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all spring events for current 7th graders and their families have been canceled.

This session will cover how we support students with learning support services and is a supplement to the Open House. The meeting will be held at 5 PM and it is intended for parents and students. If you have questions about special education at BHSEC please email, specialedadmissions@bhsec.bard.edu . Registration TBD.

Assessments

About BHSEC Assessment

  • The BHSEC Assessment was created and developed by the BHSEC faculty and administration to assess applicants writing, thinking, and mathematical skills.
  • There are two parts to the assessment: a math section which assesses the student’s current math level. For ICT students or students who receive special education services for 20% or more of the school day, will receive a mix of open ended and multiple choice questions. All other students will receive only multiple choice questions. The second part is an essay writing section which is based on a selected reading.
  • Applicants are given one and a half hours to complete the entire assessment unless they receive extended time.
  • There are no test preparation materials for this assessment.

Students Eligible for Special Testing Accommodations
Students with disabilities who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or approved 504 Accommodation Plans are eligible for supports and accommodations on tests.  Students must complete the online registration form and submit the page of their current IEP and/or approved 504 Accommodation Plan that includes the complete description of the testing accommodation(s) a week before the scheduled testing date.  Fax: 212-777-4702 Attn: Admissions or E-mail: Manhattan@bhsec.bard.edu

Fall Testing Dates  (Registration begins TBD)

  • For students who ONLY need extra time and/or small testing environment
  • For students who may need the accommodations listed above and/or other supports

Admission Seats for Students with Disabilities

  • As per DOE policy, students who are considered a student with a disability are ranked parallel to students in the general population.  An applicant who receives special education instructional programming for more than 20% of their academic program as indicated on their current IEP, is considered a student with disability.
  • Related services, such as speech, occupational therapy (OT), and physical therapy (PT), are not considered special education instructional programming for the purposes of high school admissions.
  • Please note that students with 504 accommodation plans are not entitled to seats for students with disabilities if they do not have an IEP that states the student also receives instructional programming for more than 20% of their academic program.

For additional information about testing accommodations, visit the Department of Education’s website.