Applying: Eligibility requires that students are sixth, seventh, or eighth graders at either PS 188, PS 34, PS 140, School for Global Leaders, CASTLE or TSMS. Students should have strong grades, should have received a score of at least a three on their most recent state exams, and should exhibit maturity and a love of learning. Eligible students can receive applications from their school’s guidance counselors or contact the BECA coordinator directly.
Results: Approximately 80 percent of students who have gone through the BECA program have been accepted to and have enrolled in selective New York City public high schools. BECA is a proven and replicable model for expanding access to selective high schools for students in under-resourced middle schools.
To find out more about BECA, please go to the Bard Early Colleges site HERE