Bard Early College

4:12 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Bard Early College High School Seeks Thinkers Not Numbers

Professor Dedra Johnson teaches Bard's First-Year Seminar course.
Craig Mulcahy

College and high school classes are different. And, surprisingly, what many high schools do in the interest of college prep is out of step with what liberal arts colleges actually want.

In New Orleans, where our successful future depends upon thinkers who can unravel complex problems, there’s one school actively selecting students based on their curiosity and drive, rather than their grades and test scores.  Eve Abrams steps inside the admissions process at Bard Early College in New Orleans.