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Bard High School Early College Queens

Overview written by the school: 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: 99.000001% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 95.999998% of the school's students in the school year before last.
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: 97.000003% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 97.000003% 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.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 130
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 4532
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 35
Seats 9 SWD: 25
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 295
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 12

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


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): No data
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 637
Start time: 9:00am
End time: 3:20pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Arabic, Greek, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish

Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,Diversity in Admissions,Early College

Earlycollege: 1

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

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

School Number: Q735
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 402
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 (40.744175,-73.937004)
Latitude: 40.745095
Longitude: -73.936635
Phone number: 718-361-3133
Fax number: 718-361-6742
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 7 to 33rd St-Rawson St; E, M, R to Queens Plaza; G to Court Square; N, W to Queensboro Plaza
Bus lines near the school: 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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