Bard High School Early College Manhattan
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Bard High School Early College is a four-year public school that provides students with a two-year, tuition-free college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades. Students graduate with a high school diploma and up to 60 college credits and an associate's degree from Bard College.
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Michael Lerner, PhD

Michael Lerner, PhD

Dear Friends,
Since its founding in 2001, Bard High School Early College has offered New York City public school students an unparalleled educational opportunity. Through a partnership between Bard College and the New York City Department of Education, we make it possible for students to earn both a high school Regents diploma and an Associate’s Degree in four years.
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