We've heard about getting ready for the Specialized High School Test (SHSAT), now it's time for our intrepid, 8th grade guide to fill you in on what you need to know about admission to Bard High School/Early College.
Bard High School Early College is one of the many screened and “selective” schools of New York City. This school is unique since it combines, in four years, a high school diploma and an Associates in the Arts Degree. This school is actually two schools or two campuses, one on the Lower East Side in Manhattan and one in Long Island City in Queens. In order to be considered for admission, you must take an assessment test.
The assessment test is 90 minutes long with two sections: writing and math. First things first, sign up for the test. To sign up, go to http://bhsec.bard.edu/admission/ and sign up on the day after Labor Day, right before you start eight (or ninth) grade, otherwise you may not get a spot.
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