A photo showing the entrance to Floyd Academy

Floyd Academy

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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.

A photo of the Floyd Academy Principal

Floyd Academy
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

Guidance Counselor
Nicholas Ceballo (631) 874-1199

Social Worker
Gayle Lambert (631) 874-1600

DASA Coordinators
Gayle Lambert (631) 874-1600
John DeBenedetto (631) 874-1795

Floyd Academy News

photo of a mask and a yellow backpack and hand sanitizer

The New York State mask mandate to have masks in schools is back in effect after an appellate division judge temporarily suspended or stayed, a previous decision ruling it unconstitutional due to the way it was instituted. As a result of this appellate court ruling, the mask mandate is back in effect for students and staff beginning on Wednesday, January 26.

stethoscope, keyboard, mask, clipboard and sanitizer

The charts included will reflect the number of daily positive COVID-19 cases for the William Floyd School District. These charts will be updated on a daily basis when school is in session; the same figures are available at the NYS COVID Report Card link.

William Floyd Medical Club students pictured with Terri Randall and their donation

The William Floyd High School Medical Club under the direction of science educator Terri Randall has, for the fourth consecutive year, made a sizable donation to the Child Life Department at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital to help support the great work that they conduct each and every day through therapeutic, educational and recreational activities for children during their hospital stays.