Although graduation is still months away, it is time to start planning now. We begin our preparations for this ceremony with the ordering of the cap, gown, and tassel that will be worn during the commencement exercises on June 27.
The Floyd Academy is a newly designed alternative education program to help students succeed in a non-traditional school setting and provide them with an innovative and enriching learning experience. The creative and inspiring staff members will instruct the students through the use of multiple instructional models to meet their individual needs. Each student will have an individualized graduation plan and will be prepared for the demands of the 21st century and for post-high school success.
The Floyd Academy, with the motto, “Everyone Succeeds,” will serve approximately 75 students in grades 10 through 12. The goals of the Floyd Academy are to reduce the suspension rate, provide individualized support, and develop a safe and nurturing environment, foster positive and trusting relationships and further increase the overall graduation rate. The Floyd Academy is not punitive; students who have a desire to be successful and have faced roadblocks may make a request to enroll; staff members may also make referrals.
Participation in the Floyd Academy is a privilege, and, due to overwhelming interest and limited capacity, we have a list of students waiting for acceptance. The program was designed to help students succeed. The district and community have shown overwhelming support for this program, and we look forward to working with the students to achieve their goals.
240 Mastic Beach Road
Mastic Beach, NY 11951
Grades 9 - 12 (9:39am - 4:05pm)
Floyd Academy Principal
John DeBenedetto (631) 874-1795
Floyd Academy Office Numbers
Main Office - (631) 874-1795
Attendance - (631) 874-1795
Nurse East - (631) 874-1139
Nicholas Ceballo (631) 874-1199
Gayle Lambert (631) 874-1600
The William Floyd School District recently celebrated the 285th birthday of William Floyd, the district namesake and one of only 56 men to sign the Declaration of Independence. In what has become an annual tradition over the past 10 years, students and staff from all across the school district celebrate and commemorate the life and legacy of Mr. Floyd with special events and activities focused on this year's theme of helping others and serving the community.
We will be administering the New York State Regents Examinations on January 21, 2020 through January 24, 2020. As a result, we will be using a testing schedule and modified transportation schedule.