Bard Early College Student Voices

Early college students are on an educational trajectory divergent from that of their peers, and are uniquely experiencing college study in a secondary school environment. By choosing this unconventional route, students are joining a community of non-traditional high school age students who are changing the conversation around who goes to college, and when.

In a new op-ed, Jeyka Rojas, BHSEC Queens c/o ’25 examines one of the biggest barriers to access in higher education: the cost.

Read her full op-ed here.

In a new reflection piece, London shares about her summer experience with the selective college prep program Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA), how it helped to further prepare her for college, and why college readiness resources are crucial in helping to eliminate barriers to access in education.

Read her full reflection here.

Meet London Haynie, the 2023-2024 Communications and Writing Fellow. As part of the Bard Early College Student Fellowship Program, London will develop and publish writing here on the student blog.

Read her introduction here.

Q: If you could, what is one word you would use to describe students at BHSEC Baltimore?

A: That’s actually really hard because everyone is so unique. I can’t really put them in one box because everyone is different and has their own interests.”

Read the full blog post here.

A Student’s Best Friend: by Kiani Arroyo, BHSEC Cleveland c/o 2024

In her op-ed, Kiani reflects on her experience matriculating into the early college program, and how taking advantage of the resources available helped her thrive in the college environment.

Read Kiani’s op-ed here.


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