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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Admission
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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Open Houses and Information Sessions

Open House and Information Sessions

Virtual Robot Tours 2020-2021

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! A brief admissions info session will follow.

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

Wednesday, February 3rd 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Wednesday, February 10th 4:00 – 5:30 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.

Black Lives Matter Day of Action

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

For applicants who are interested in learning a bit more about our school and community. Please complete this form for a chance to visit virtually and spend 1-2 periods with our school community during our Black Lives Matter Day of Action on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021. All workshops will be held on ZOOM.

Bard Queens (BHSECQ) is beginning the Spring 2021 semester with BHSECQ’s fourth annual Black Lives Matter Day of Action on 2/2/2021. This is a full-day event during which all current students will attend presentations, workshops, and films. Sessions will be led by members of our community and outside speakers, including artists, scientists, and activists, whose lives, work, and activism illuminate the guiding principles of
Black Lives Matter (BLM). We are excited to offer this opportunity to applicants for the first time ever. Please reach out to Olga Ramos at oramos@bhsec.bard.edu with any questions.

Virtual Open House 2020 Videos

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 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

High School Choice Fairs 2021

The NYC Department of Education will not host in person fairs this year. Please visit this website for more information on the NYC Department of Education HS Enrollment virtual events.