Bard High School Early College Baltimore
Bard College, in partnership with local school districts, has been an innovative voice in strengthening college readiness and achievement among high school-age students since 2001, when the first Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) campus opened in New York City. The BHSEC schools are public schools that offer students two years of an accelerated secondary education in the 9th and 10th grades followed by two years of credit bearing college classes in place of the traditional 11th and 12th grades. At the end of the fourth year at BHSEC, and upon successful completion of course requirements, students earn a state high school diploma and a tuition-free Bard College Associate in Arts degree worth 60 transferable credits. This grant provided funding for the creation of a new College Transfer Office at BHSEC Baltimore.