Bard High School Early College Cleveland
Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Cleveland is a four-year public school that provides students with an unparalleled education opportunity to earn a two-year, tuition-free college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades. Through a partnership between Bard College and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, we make it possible for students to earn both a high school diploma and an Associate in Arts Degree from Bard College in four years.
The mission of Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Cleveland is to provide a rigorous course of study that emphasizes thinking through writing, discussion, and inquiry. This alternative to traditional high school is founded on the belief that many young people are ready and eager to do serious college work at age 16.