From the PTA President

Dear BHSEC Families,

As we count down the end of 2019 I want to thank everyone who attended a PTA event, volunteered their time, or contributed in some way. Our high school students are so independent and hardly seem to need us, it’s easy to forget that the school does, actually still need you. Every hour, every dollar, makes a big difference.

Our annual appeal is ongoing and if you have already given, we are grateful. If you haven’t, it’s not too late to get that 2019 tax benefit! Keep in mind that the money we raise touches your student whether it’s the seminar books at no cost, their BHSEC planner, their team uniform, or their graduation.

A special shout out to parent Gresham Lang who planted trees in the area along Mangin which had been so bereft of greenery since Super Storm Sandy. He and his team also planted over 300 tulip bulbs which we will enjoy this spring and for years to come. Thank you, Gresham!

On behalf of the entire Executive Board I want to wish you a wondeful holiday season and a happy, healthy 2020. See you at the next meeting, Thursday January 30 at 6:00!

Stay warm,

Alison Bowers
President, BHSEC Manhattan PTA

Welcome to the website of the PTA of Bard High School Early College in Manhattan

Here you will find information about upcoming events sponsored by the PTA including regular PTA meetings, fundraising events, what the PTA funds at the school, links to contribute to our Annual Appeal and links to information on the BHSEC school website.

To new families: Welcome! Please share your family contact info with us at Parent Sign-up. We keep families informed about the latest news in PTA activities through email.

Upcoming Events

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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.

A Bard Early College

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