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High School Bound Students in Newark Have Options

bardstudentStudents attending high school in Newark will have more choices than ever before when six new schools offering a diversity of unique programs open in the fall.

The new schools are Bard High School Early College Newark, Newark BRIDGES High School, Newark Hybrid High, Newark Leadership Academy, Newark STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Academy, and Sakia Gunn High School for Civic Engagement.

The schools will be operated by the Newark Public Schools in partnership with educational organizations.  All the schools are free of charge, though some may require entrance exams or other criteria.

Bard High School Early College Newark is the only new school that offers students two years of free college as part of the four-year high school curriculum. Highly motivated students from all neighborhoods in Newark will have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, as well as 60 college credits and an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College.

“The program seeks to demonstrate that an academically rigorous liberal arts program can intellectually engage a diverse group of Newark high school students and better prepare them for success beyond high school,” said Martha Olson, the Dean of Administration for Bard High School Early College.

The high school is based on the highly successful Bard High School Early College in Manhattan and Bard High School Early College Queens. A consistent 95 percent of BHSEC graduates enroll in four-year colleges.

Olson said graduates believe they are extremely well prepared for advanced course work, and they complete four-year college degrees at a much higher rate than the national average. BHSEC credits transfer to most four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities.

Olson said eighth graders who have been admitted to any of the new schools have until Wednesday, May 11 to let Newark Public Schools and the school of their choice know of their intentions. Students who will be in their junior year in the fall can also apply for the program. For more information, visit http://bhsec.bard.edu/newark/.

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