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Bard High School Early College Queens

Overview paragraph: Bard High School Early College Queens (BHSEC Queens) was founded on the belief that many students are ready to do serious college work at age 16. Bard College, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, has created an innovative program that enables high school students to move, in four years, from ninth grade through the first two years of college. During this time, students will earn a high school diploma, up to 60 college credits, and an Associate of Arts (AA) degree upon graduation. We have a very welcoming environment for all students with over 30 different home languages, a gender neutral bathroom, and a variety of clubs to celebrate the strength and unity of our differences.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 99% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 97% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 94% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 94% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 98% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Bard High School Early College Queens
Code: Q74B
Program description: Inquiry and critical thinking promoted across all subject areas. Priority given to students who are eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for up to 63% of seats.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 134
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 4274
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 32
Seats 9 SWD: 26
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 137
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Seats 10: Yes-5
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Individual Interview (on-site)
Requirement 2: Math Test (on-site)
Requirement 3: Writing Exercise (on-site)


Extracurricular activities: 3D Modeling and Robotics, Body Love, Bollywood, Culinary, Debate, Dream Team, Filmmaking, Girls Who Code, GSA, KRUSH K-Pop Dance, Math Team, Media and Society, Model UN, Musical, Muslim Student Association, Newspaper B.Q. Broadside, Peer Mentors, Peer Tutors, Red Cross Club, Seekers, Spanish Culture, Step Team, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, SAGA Sexuality and Gender Alliance, Table Tennis, The HYPE Literary Journal, Theater, Vinyl Club, Weight Training, World Science Academy
Psal Sports Boys: Basketball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Wrestling
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball

School sports: (NCAA Cleared) Flag Football, Soccer

Other info

Total students: 623
Start time: 9am
End time: 3:20pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Arabic, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish

Additional info: College Trips; Internships; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation

Earlycollege: 1

School accessibility description: 2
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Hunters Point-Sunnyside-West Maspeth
Neighborhood: Hunters Point-Sunnyside

School Number: Q735
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 2
Council district: 26
Census tract: 179
BIN: 4003517
BBL: 4002740001

About Bard High School Early College Queens


Address: 30-20 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City NY 11101
Latitude: 40.745095
Longitude: -73.936635
Phone number: 718-361-3133
Fax number: 718-361-6742
School email: [email protected]
Subway: 7 to 33rd St-Rawson St; E, M, R to Queens Plaza; G to Court Square; N, W to Queensboro Plaza
Bus: B62, Q100, Q101, Q102, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q66, Q67, Q69, X63, X64, X68

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In their first two years, students receive a solid foundation in mathematics, science, history, English, a foreign language, and the arts

In the final two years, the college program balances core requirements with opportunities for students to pursue their individual interests

We offer a variety of college courses and opportunities for students to engage in independent studies of their own design

Students completing 60 college credits will receive the Bard College AA degree and may transfer these credits to colleges and universities.

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