Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock, located in Great Barrington, Mass. is the nation’s first two year, ninth and tenth grade accelerated high school program for boarding and day students. Upon completing the tenth grade, Academy students begin full-time college study at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
On Thursday, December 4, Valeri J. Thomson, Principal of Bard High School Early College Queens, located in Long Island City, New York, joins President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden at the White House College Opportunity Summit. The Summit brings together individuals from colleges and universities, business leaders and others who are committed to supporting college opportunities for diverse students across the country. 12-04-2014 http://www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=2633
Jennifer Cordi, associate professor of biology at Bard High School Early College Manhattan, has been selected to receive a 2014 Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics from the Fund for the City of New York. Professor Cordi joins six other extraordinary New York City public high school science and mathematics teachers in receiving this prestigious award. The prize carries a $5,000 award for Professor Cordi and a $2,500 award for the BHSEC Biology Program, to be presented in a ceremony at the Great Hall at New York City's Cooper Union on Wednesday, December 3. Professor Cordi teaches evolutionary biology, botany, and general biology. Her research focuses on Middle Devonian fossil plants and the evolutionary patterns of vascular plant groups. She is a fellow of the New York Academy for Teachers. 10-28-2014
Neuroscientist Stephanie Kadison, a biology professor at Bard High School Early College Queens, received a STEM Hero Award from the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) during the United Nations 69th Annual General Assembly on September 22. Professor Kadison was recognized as an exceptional educator who inspires young people to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She was a member of the first cohort of the NYAS's Afterschool STEM Mentoring Fellowship Program, in which she taught genetics to underserved middle school students, an experience that inspired her to become a teacher. The inaugural STEM Hero Awards were given to 10 individuals. Other honorees included Datin Seri Hajah Rosmah binti Mansor, the first lady of Malaysia; Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda; and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, chairperson of the African Union. The NYAS award ceremony accompanied the launch of their Global STEM Alliance, a public-private partnership that brings together governments, companies, schools and NGOs to increase access to STEM education around the world. 10-10-2014