Dear BHSEC Families,
Happy New Year and welcome back from winter break. Here are a few upcoming dates to keep in mind:
Our next PTA meeting will be held on Thursday, January 17 at 6:00 pm. In addition to the PTA and principal’s updates, Kristi Powell-Grenfell will be speaking about summer opportunities for BHSEC students.  Summer will be here before you know it so now is a great time to hear from the Dean of Student Activities about how to keep your students busy and engaged.
Meanwhile, to help get us out of the winter doldrums, on Thursday evening February 7 the BHSEC PTA will have it’s first ever Wine Tasting and Sale hosted by Juice Box Wine & Spirits at Rennert’s gallery in Chelsea. Stay tuned for more details but if you would like to lend a hand for set up or breakdown, please let me know: contact@bhsec1pta.org.
I look forward to seeing everyone on the 17th,
Alison Bowers

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR Y2 STUDENTS, WHO, ALONG WITH THEIR FELLOW BHSEC STUDENTS AT THE QUEENS AND NEWARK CAMPUSES, RECEIVED THEIR ASSOCIATE DEGREES FROM BARD PRESIDENT LEON BOTSTEIN ON JUNE 19!

It was an inspiring ceremony as 330 Bard High School Early College students from across the tri-state area became the latest cohort to join the 15 years of alumni who have left high school with an Associate Degree in the Arts from a premiere liberal arts institution.
Bard College President Botstein reminded us all of how extraordinary their accomplishments are and how BHSEC has given these students opportunities available nowhere else in the country.

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This is Bard High School Early College Manhattan

A place to think. Rigorous inquiry. Informed analysis. Deliberative discourse. Intellectual talent. Exceptional teaching.

Student Stories

Writing & Thinking — Seminar Class

The Writing and Thinking Workshop is a weeklong intensive learning experience that provides Bard Early College students with exercises in critical reading and writing.

The Seminar Sequence is the signature humanities experience of the Bard Early College program. The four-semester interdisciplinary Seminar Sequence exposes students to seminal texts from antiquity to modernity, which students engage through critical reading and interpretation.

Community & Diversity

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 other extracurricular activities.

Diversity in the student body and in the school community as a whole enriches learning experiences by broadening the perspectives both inside and outside of classrooms.

Mathematics & Sciences

The mathematics department offers students at BHSEC Manhattan a range of courses in Pure and Applied Mathematics as well as Computer Science.

The science department provides a solid background in the three basic sciences, physics, chemistry, & biology and follows the physics first sequence.

Transitions…to 9th Grade, to the College Program, & to What Comes Next

Various supports are available to help students in the high school program, in the college program, and in applying to their next school.

The Writing Center, for example, supports students who seek individualized help on class essays and college essays. Students may make appointments for one-on-one tutoring

The Bardmaticians math club, for example, also operates the BHSEC Online Math Center. Students write down their questions on this open tutoring portal and the Bardmaticians respond with guidance.

The BHSEC Manhattan library website has further information on academic supports:

Art, Music, Dance, & Drama

The various art forms are not only a vehicle for expression, but also methods of investigation and problem solving. The intuitive and sensory skills developed by engagement in the arts work in parallel with the other learning disciplines, and are part of any truly liberal arts & sciences education.

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