Eighty students from Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Kingston, and the three Bard High School Early Colleges competed on Friday, March 1, in a World-Schools-Style debate tournament at Bard. The Bard College Debate Union and the Bard Center for Civic Engagement hosted the second annual tournament, with twice as many middle and high school students participating as did last year. 03-02-2013 http://www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=2402
In its recently released report, Putting Students First, Governor Cuomo’s Education Reform Commission recommends the expansion and funding of early college programs in New York State. Bard College, which has run public early college high schools in New York City since 2001, and has been a leading champion of the model, applauds the Commission’s recognition of the importance of early colleges in increasing college access and success, particularly for underserved students. 01-04-2013 http://www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=2377
Bard High School Early College Newark student Katrina Anderson-Little has the next 30 years all mapped out: Graduate from BHSEC, earn an undergraduate degree, attend Harvard Law School, practice criminal law at Loeb & Loeb in New York City, and finally open her own private practice in Newark. 11-26-2012 http://blogs.bard.edu/bhsecnewark/?p=56
Bard Early College Academy is an after school and summer program at Bard High School Early College in New York City that prepares students for the city's competitive high schools. In this video, academy faculty talk about how the program engages middle-schoolers in critical thinking. 10-01-2012 https://t.co/6gULsu4WStill from Bard Early College Academy video
Mailing Address: Bard Early College in New Orleans 727 Carondelet St. New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Office Address: Bard Early College in New Orleans 727 Carondelet Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Bard Early College in New Orleans is founded in the belief that the opportunities for critical inquiry offered by the best colleges in the country should be available to younger students who have the ambition to learn and the curiosity to engage difficult questions. We act on this belief by offering 11th and 12th graders a unique opportunity: Bard Early College students spend the second half of every school day as undergraduates of Bard College, completing the first year of a Bard education during the last two years of high school. BECNO runs two half-day college campuses in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education, enrolling over 100 students from public high schools across New Orleans. BECNO campuses are among the most rigorous and inclusive early colleges in the country.
How it Works
Bard Early College works in partnership with high schools across the city to embed an undergraduate college within a public high school system. Bard Early College operates autonomously on two satellite Bard campuses, provided by the Louisiana Department of Education. Bard Early College courses are dually accredited, allowing students to move ahead in college without falling behind in high school.
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Students are admitted not through testing but rather through an interview and audition process, culminating in a one-day “trial” seminar on the Bard Early College campus.
Bard Early College courses are held to the high academic standards that define the rigor and quality of a Bard education. Program faculty are active and accomplished in their fields, and all have extensive university teaching experience.