Best challenging public school with lots of support where students earn college credit.
It's a fantastic and nurturing place that creates bright critical thinkers.
Great teachers and atmosphere. There's something for everyone in the available courses, and the classes leave you with an understanding that will stay with you for a while. The only thing that ever holds it back is the lack of money, which is why this would be perfect!
BHSEC is a wonderful school with inspired teachers who provide engaging courses. Budget cuts have limited our ability to have all of the classes we want. Winning this money would allow us to have teachers teaching what they're interested in to students who love to learn.
BHSEC is made of teachers who change lives, a huge range of classes and a loving environment.
my school is thee best. we start out with a week to write and think-- no classes!! bhsec rocks.
Because it challenges me to examine what we are given and to question it. the teachers are masters of their subjects, and their love is passed onto us. they honestly care about each and everyone of us. there is no place like BHSEC. I have been taught to think.
I love Bard because we are given intellectual freedom and creativity to express our ideas and to share our experiences with others who are also passionate about learning and discovering! The emphasis on a true liberal arts education is one reason why BHSEC is one of the best schools and I'm proud to say I attend Bard. I'll leave Bard knowing that it has played a tremendous role in building my education.
BHSEC is a community filled with students who want to think and teachers who treat us with a great deal of respect. The community has a great dynamic and is filled with people who truly enjoy being here.
I love BHSEC because the students there aren't interested in education for the grades - neither do they learn for learning's sake. Rather, the students learn because they want to apply it later on in life - they want to make a difference in the world
Advanced learning, fantastic teacher. A model school in structure and purpose.
BHSEC is so amazing that President Obama highlighted it in his recent speech to the NAACP saying that we have to create and support more schools like this one. It celebrates intellectual exploration through a rigorous, non-formulaic liberal arts curriculum in a diverse, inner-city environment. The students are such interesting people. BHSEC is extraordinary, a gift to our city.
At BHSEC, the teachers are incredibly supportive and in a lot of their spare time to individually tutor students. There's a great atmosphere in the classrooms--small class sizes and discussions. When you graduate, you earn an Associates Degree--for free! Students can chose to transfer into another two year college after BHSEC to earn a full four-year degree, which basically gives public school students two free years of college.
Obviously, all good schools are going to have smart students but at Bard High School Early College, everyone seems to have invigorating ideas in the classroom as well as being amazing people in general. We're not just a school about working hard to get good grades, but rather thinking through ideas and getting to the conclusion, which is, for many, much more satisfying and useful than getting an A
I love Bard High School Early College because it's one place where you can be creative and not have to take any flack about it! Everyone is their own spirit and it's always respected. I'm so in love with it already, and i haven't been attending for that long. Something else that is great is that we all are able to have thoughtful discussions, adequate debates and writing for days. It's amazing, plain and simple
BHSEC is a great school. The students, staff, and parents all contribute to the BHSEC environment which allows progress and learning to come easily.
Five stars! Excellent, par none. Excellent reputation known for Innovative programs. Caring teachers who provide the students with the tools to succeed.
Bard has provided me with so much. I have all that I need to go to 'real' college.
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