Lee to enter college after eleventh grade

At a time when most high school students are still enjoying the summer, Eldred Lee is preparing to leave for college. After completing 11th grade at Western Reserve Academy.

The Batavia resident earned a place in the Bard College at Simon’s Rock fall 2012 entering class.

Lee will join peers at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Mass. on Saturday, Aug. 18 to begin his college career early. The campus is home to more than 400 bright and highly motivated students engaged in a rigorous college education. Early college students are on track to graduate from college one or two years ahead of their peers.

“Simon’s Rock receives a number of impressive applications every year,” Steven Coleman, director of Admission said. “In a highly selective process, Lee ‘s achievements stood out.”

About Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Bard College at Simon’s Rock (www.simons-rock.edu) has been a leader in the early college movement for more than 40 years and continues to distinguish itself as the only residential college in the country specifically designed to provide bright, highly motivated students with the opportunity to begin college immediately after the 10th or 11th grade. At Simon’s Rock, students experience a transformative education in the liberal arts and sciences in the company of smart, independent, creative peers who share their excitement about learning and their desire to be part of a vibrant intellectual community.