RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

The biggest resource for students is the faculty at BHSECQ. Please do not hesitate to talk to or email a faculty member. BHSEC teachers are scientists, scholars,writers, and artists active in their fields of expertise. They are experienced college professors with a special interest in working with younger students. They are trained in the methods of the Bard Institute for Writing & Thinking and in providing active early college learning.

Faculty can be contacted by email or by calling the school. Email addresses for faculty members are the first initial of their first name followed by the first 7 letters of their last name followed by @bhsec.bard.edu. If their last name is fewer than 7 letters, the email address will contain their entire last name. A complete list of the email addresses for faculty and staff at BHSECQ can be found here.

COUNSELING

Bard’s guidance department provides support and training in many areas, including organization, study habits, test-taking strategies and goal setting. The 9th grade guidance counselor, Justin Casale, can be contacted via email at jcasale@bhsec.bard.edu or by telephone at 718-361-3133 x6723.

For more information on guidance services, click here.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Bard has robust services to help students, including Advisory, the Learning Commons, Peer Tutoring and more. To learn more about these and other support services, please click here.

COURSE GUIDE

A Course Guide for Year 1 and Year 2 students and the Divisional Course Sequence Recommendations can be found here on the BHSECQ website.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Justin Casale is the Coordinator of Student Activities. He has a website full of information about clubs, advisory announcements, calendar of sports games, internships and so much more. You can access that website here.

You can sign up for the Student Activity Newsletter by emailing him at jcasale@bhsec.bard.edu with “Join Newsletter” in the title. Parents and students are encouraged to sign up to get updates on student events and lists of internships and volunteer opportunities.

COLLEGE TRANSFER OFFICE

The College Transfer Office (CTO) assists students in preparing for college and transferring college credits to four-year degree programs. Regardless of whether students apply to college as freshmen or as transfer students, the associate’s degree curriculum is designed to enable students to matriculate with up to two years of college credit at colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad. Students may also elect to continue for another three or four years of college as undergraduates. The number of credits ultimately transferred depends not only on the student’s wishes, but also on the policies of the colleges and universities to which they apply. For more info, click here.