Welcome to Bard High School Early College Cleveland

  • Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Cleveland provides students with the unique opportunity to take rigorous courses, earn college credit and even graduate high school with an Associate's degree in just four years. BHSEC students can:
    • take a two-year, tuition-free college course of study in college core classes and electives.
    • graduate with a high school diploma, up to 60 transferable college credits and an Associate degree from Bard College.
    • enjoy the benefits of a liberal arts education with a close-knit environment of supportive faculty and students.
    • benefit from a strong framework of support services, including the Summer Bridge program, the Learning Commons, the college experience/research workshop and faculty office hours. 
    • experience a 20-to-1 student-to-professor ratio, on average.

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  • Information about BHSEC Cleveland

    Grades served: BHSEC Cleveland serves students in grades 9-12.

    Application: Applications for rising 9th graders are available after September 1st of the student's 8th grade year. Spaces will be filled for students in grades 10 and 11 if they become available.

    To learn more, call 216-838-9700




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  • Pep rally encourages students to Get 2 School (Video, photo gallery)

    CMSD relaunched its Get 2 School, You Can Make It attendance campaign Wednesday, with speakers at a pep rally providing words of inspiration and telling students about the importance of attending school every day.

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  • True2U seeking mentors for 8th graders

    The True2U program is seeking mentors to help CMSD eighth graders begin to chart their futures. The volunteer mentors will work with the students throughout the year to help them explore their strengths and interests, think about career possibilities and select which CMSD high school is best for them.

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  • New school year will bring new tools, services

    A new school year is almost here, bringing with it a number of things that are new and different. While most schools won’t start classes until Aug. 22, some high schools that operate year-round will welcome ninth graders on Monday and other students on Tuesday. Several other schools will return Monday, Aug. 8.

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  • Board of Education renames three schools

    6/28/2022 -- Schools were renamed for the late U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, former Principal Natividad Pagan and activist Mary Church Terrell.

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