Bard High School Early College Queens

Bard High School Early College Queens

A Jump Start on College

About BHSEC Queens

At Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Queens, we offer our students two years of a college preparatory high school curriculum in the 9th and 10th grades. During the final two years at BHSEC, our students are enrolled in our early college program rather than in 11th and 12th grades. BHSEC students take college courses and are offered intellectual challenges equivalent to those found on leading college campuses across the country
Our School
Bard High School Early College Queens (BHSEC Queens) opened in September 2008 as a collaboration between Bard College and the New York City Department of Education. BHSEC Queens seeks to demonstrate that an academically rigorous...
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Our Calendar
Our Calendar Click here to view the BHSEC Queens school calendar.
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The Office of Admission is committed to recruiting highly motivated young adults from across the five boroughs of New York City. The Office aims to provide BHSEC Queens students with a challenging liberal arts curriculum...
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What are the Students like?
BHSEC students come from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds. In addition to a rigorous academic schedule, students are involved in clubs, sports, and...
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How do I Apply?
The Office of Admission at Bard High School Early College Queens is committed to recruiting highly motivated young adults from across the City of New...
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What is an Early College?
The early college model pioneered by Bard College is an innovative public-private partnership that increases access to and success in college for diverse student populations...
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Transcript Requests
Transcript Requests BHSEC Queens students receive two different transcripts: a high school transcript, which lists courses and grades from all four academic years but omits college credits, and a college transcript, which lists courses from...
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Open Houses and Information Sessions

Open House and Information Sessions

Fall Open Houses 2018

Prospective students and their parents may visit BHSEC Queens during an Open House or on a tour to find out more about the school. Due to high demand, families can choose between an open house or a tour, but should not plan to attend both. Our open houses include presentations by our faculty whereas our tours do not. Our tours are student-led.

No registration is required.

Open Houses 5 – 7 pm
Monday, September 24th 
Tuesday, October 9th 
Monday, October 22nd 

Diversity Open House
Thursday, November 1st (see below for additional details)

Please keep in mind that attending an open house or tour is not a requirement for admission to BHSEC. Students are not penalized in any way during the admissions process by not visiting BHSEC prior to applying. 

Fall Tours 2018

Every Wednesday between September 26th and November 14th we will have student led tours from 4 – 5 pm.  Please arrive on time as tours begin promptly at 4 pm.

No registration is required.

Tour features: the opportunity to meet current students in-depth, wide-ranging tour of the campus, and meet administration. Duration: 1 hour

Fall 2018 Tour Dates:
Wednesday, September 26th
Wednesday, October 3rd
Wednesday, October 10th
Wednesday, October 17th
Wednesday, October 24th
Wednesday, October 31st
Wednesday, November 7th
Wednesday, November 14th

Special Education Information Session 2018

For families to learn about the special education opportunities and services at Bard High School Early College Queens.

Thursday, October 25th 5:00 – 6:30 PM.  Please register HERE.  Registration is not mandatory but we would like to follow up with you.
For families with 8th grade students

The BHSEC schools have had great success to date with a small number of students receiving SE services and we are looking to expand our offerings and the number of students served. Perhaps BHSEC is right for you!

Students requiring special education services can expect the following:

  • Personal attention and small class sizes for all students (typically ranging from 20-24 students)
  • An inclusive and respectful environment for all students
  • New ICT classes, an engaging curriculum, and the opportunity to earn college credit
  • Easy access to guidance counselors, faculty, and academic advisors
  • A strong focus on transitions from middle school to high school and high school to college
  • In-house staff knowledgeable with IEPs, SE accommodations, and related services
  • A dedicated learning specialist who works with students on a range of academic support needs
  • Additional support for writing and math through staff and peer tutoring
  • Assistive technology, and help with strengthening academic and social skills
  • One of the city’s most personalized college counseling programs, with an unparalleled placement record
  • A diverse student body that reflects New York City and includes students of all interests and learning styles
  • Opportunities for all students to engage in the arts, athletics, and a range of extra-curricular activities
  • An active and engaged parent body

High School Choice Fairs 2018

Find BHSEC Queens at the following High School Choice Fairs

BHSEC Queens will be at the Borough High School Fairs in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens on the following dates.

September 22 and 23                                                            

Find us in the Bronx at:                                                                
DeWitt Clinton Educational Campus 
100 West Mosholu Parkway South 
Bronx, NY 10468 

Find us in Brooklyn at:
John Dewey High School 
50 Avenue X 
Brooklyn, NY 11223 

Find us in Manhattan at:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus 
122 Amsterdam Avenue 
New York, NY 10023 

Find us in Queens at:
John Adams High School  
101-01 Rockaway Boulevard 
Ozone Park, NY 11417

October 13 and 14

Find us in the Bronx at:
Herbert Lehman High School
3000 East Tremont Avenue 
Bronx, NY 10461 

Find us in Brooklyn at:
Brooklyn Technical High School  
29 Fort Greene Place 
Brooklyn, NY 11217 

Find us in Manhattan at:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus 
122 Amsterdam Avenue 
New York, NY 10023 

Find us in Queens at:
Francis Lewis High School  
58-20 Utopia Parkway  
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365