Bard High School Early College Newark
Bard High School Early College Newark (BHSEC Newark) is a collaboration between Bard College and the Newark Public Schools. BHSEC Newark seeks to demonstrate that an academically rigorous liberal arts program can intellectually engage a diverse group of high school students and better prepare them for success than a traditional high school can. We enable students from underserved middle schools to reach their full intellectual potential and complete a college education. BHSEC Newark will open in September 2011.
At BHSEC Newark we offer our students two years of high school education in the 9th and 10th grades. During the final two years at BHSEC, our students are enrolled in our early college program rather than in 11th or 12th grade. Upon successful completion of the BHSEC Newark program, students graduate with a State of New Jersey high school diploma, 60 college credits, and a Bard College Associate in Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences.