Senator Montgomery Praises Student Achievers in the Bard Early College High School Program

Velmanette Montgomery

September 23, 2011

Senator Montgomery introduces the Bard High School Early College program and praises its director, Martha Olson (left, rear) and program graduates for their outstanding achievements.

Martha Olson, Bard College Dean of Education Initiatives, said,  “As we celebrate 10 years of the Bard High School Early College program, it's time that this model be expanded and that more students all over our city have the opportunity to prepare for and complete college.  These early college schools are not only effective and efficient programs that open new doors to our students, but they treat young people as thinking adults and prepare them to succeed in and lead our world.  We are pleased that Long Island University, NYC College of Technology, Medgar Evers College and NYC College of Technology are joining the growing early college movement.”