Robust support services are key to student success at BHSEC.
Learning CommonsLocated in the library, the Learning Commons exists to help students successfully achieve their educational goals in the early college program. We support students who seek individualized help on class assignments. Students may make appointments for one-on-one tutoring with a staff member or peer tutor, arrange group work sessions, or simply drop by for homework assistance during lunch, free periods, or before or after school.
Faculty Office HoursAll faculty members at BHSEC offer office hours—dedicated time in which they work individually with students. Students are encouraged to meet with their faculty members.
Summer BridgePrior to entering BHSEC, all incoming students attend a two-week introduction to Bard High School Early College. The program is held during the summer and its primary goal is to transition students into a new setting and ease any anxiety they may have about making new friends and engaging in early college work. Students take sample classes, learn study skills, become familiar with the neighborhood, and collaborate in group activities that promote team building.
College Experience/Research WorkshopIn this two-semester sequence, students in the early college program investigate study skills essential to college success. They learn about the various aspects—intellectual, emotional, and financial—of adjusting to college life, in both residential and commuter settings. They also explore and practice the personal writing essential to successful applications for transfer admission and scholarships.
BHSEC Cleveland's Writing Center caters to all of Bard's writers during all aspects of the writing process, offering one on one and group tutoring opportunities. Students in all years are encouraged to attend tutoring sessions where they can work on honing their craft and improving their writing.
Selected Year 2 students run the tutoring sessions. Tutors have to apply for the tutoring fellowship, which includes an intensive summer training program that preps them for all aspects of the tutoring process.
Starting in October 2020, BHSEC Cleveland's peer tutoring services expanded to include a Math Center. Following a similar model to the Writing Center, students attend intensive training for tutoring in Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry are available during lunch.