Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on

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.