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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Student Life

Open Houses and Information Sessions

Open House and Information Sessions

We are currently working with the NYC Department of Education on a plan for 2020-2021 admissions with safety and equity in mind. The Department of Education has asked us to wait before we implement the plan we have submitted to them. You are not able to register for an exam at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Updated 11/23/2020

In the meantime please submit your contact information using this form. When we are ready to proceed, we will send you an email with next steps.

Virtual Fall Robot Tours 2020

Please join us as we take a ride with our robots and hear from our current student ambassadors! Families will have an opportunity to walk virtually with us using two of our self-driving, two-wheeled, videoconferencing robots while hearing from current students about their experience at Bard Queens!

Registration is required. Click on the date you wish to join to register. You will receive a ZOOM link via email the day of the event.

Wednesday, December 2nd at 4:00 pm

Friday, December 4th at 2:00 pm

Wednesday December 9th at 4:00 pm

Friday, December 11th at 2:00 pm

Tuesday, December 15th at 4:00 pm

Friday, December 18th at 2:00 pm

Tour features: the opportunity to meet current students in-depth and meet with administration and staff. You will also have an opportunity to see our building from your computer/phone. Duration: 1 hour

Virtual Fall Open House 2020 (videos will be uploaded shortly 12/3)

Math at Bard Queens

Science at Bard Queens

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 attending these events. 

Virtual Fall Special Education Information Sessions 2020

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

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This social story is a resource that has been created to provide information on how to access Bard HS Early College Queens during pre-COVID time. This resource will help you plan your visit in advance and explain how to access the building, what to expect when you enter, and who to ask for assistance. This social story is specific to the Thursday, October 24th, 2019 event.

The insideschools website also offers a nice article with advice for visiting high schools. Please see Five special education questions to ask on HS tours.

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

Fall High School Choice Fairs 2020

NYC Department of Education High Schools Fairs have not been announced yet. We are closely monitoring the website and will update once there is more information available.