When Bard High School Early College DC opened in 2019, few people outside of the Congress Heights area knew about the four-year public school that offers students the opportunity to take two years of tuition-free college courses in liberal arts and sciences following their freshman and sophomore years. Even fewer people knew that they had a basketball program. Well, they know now.
Under the construction of highly respected Head boys basketball coach and Athletic Director Malcolm Battle, the school has served notice that it is a power to be reckoned with in the DC Intercollegiate Athletic Association (DCIAA) basketball landscape after winning the league’s boys basketball championship.
The program made quick strides, last year, capturing the AA level of the DC State Athletic Association (DCSAA) state championship – doing it with a team of underclassmen.