HS Early College Moves to Lower East Side
in September 2002, Bard High School Early College, which opened
this year in shared space in Brooklyn, will have a place of its
own. The school is moving to 454 East Houston St., currently the
site of PS 97, which is closing because of low enrollment and
low scores. Currently, there are 300 students in the High School
and enrollment will grow to 500 in September.
Bard High School Early College is a four-year school that serves
as an alternative to traditional high schools. The early college
program offers a rigorous core curriculum in general education
geared toward highly motivated high school-aged students who are
academically ready and eager to begin college in the 11th
grade. At the end of the four-year program, students will receive
an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from
Bard College. Students will also earn credits that can be applied
to any four-year college.
its first year the Bard High School Early College has truly delivered
on its potential,” said Chancellor Harold Levy. “It has become
a model for a national program announced earlier this year by
the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which plans to replicate
the program with 40 new schools nationwide. I am pleased to see
New York City set the pace for continued high school reform and
I expect the school to continue to flourish in its new home.”
Admission to Bard High School Early College is by application
and includes an essay and an interview with the students and the
student’s parents. All New York City students are eligible to
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