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Welcome to Islip High School

2508 Union Blvd.
Islip, NY 11751

School Hours: 7:20 a.m. – 1:58 p.m.

Telephone Directory
All Offices: (631) 650-8300
Main Office: (631) 650-8301
Fax: (631) 650-8308
Principal’s Office: (631) 650-8305
Assistant Principal's Office, Grades 9 & 10:  (631) 650-8315
Assistant Principal's Office, Grades 11 & 12: (631) 650-8320
Guidance Office: (631) 650-8350
Health Office: (631) 650-8325
Attendance Office: (631) 650-8310
Athletic Director: (631) 650-8370
Drug and Alcohol Counselor: (631) 650-8328
Security (Daytime: (631) 650-8420
Security (Nighttime): (631) 665-7111


Mr. Michael Mosca, Principal
Islip High School


Home of the Buccaneers


A Message from the Principal:

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year.  This is a year of new beginnings and exciting new programs and course offerings.

At Islip High School we have a steadfast belief that it is our responsibility to educate the whole child in preparation for not only college and career, but for life in general.  Students in the 21st century need to be prepared to make contributions in their local communities and in the global community as well.  To accomplish this, our students need to be prepared with skill sets that include creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, technological proficiency, and global awareness.

To further address these important skills, we have implemented a number of new courses and programs.  Last year, we launched our first Academy Program at Islip High School.  The Islip Academy Program is comprised of the S.T.E.M. and Business Academies.  These programs will allow students with an interest in either of these two fields to take coursework and have experiences that will better prepare them for their post-secondary studies. 

We have also increased our partnerships with local colleges and universities to provide our students with more opportunities to earn college credit while still enrolled in Islip High School.  We have increased our duel-credit course offerings from 3 in 2014-2015 to 13 in 2015-2016.  Islip students can now take courses accredited by Suffolk County Community College, SUNY Farmingdale and St. John’s University.  
2016-2017 will also mark the beginning of a new Advanced Placement course.  AP Capstone is an innovative diploma program that provides students with an opportunity to engage in rigorous scholarly practice of the core academic skills necessary for successful college completion.

AP Capstone is built on the foundation of two courses — AP Seminar and AP Research — and is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, discipline-specific study provided through AP courses. It cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make logical, evidence-based decisions.

Our goal at Islip High School is to give our students as many opportunities as possible to explore and learn about a variety of careers.  We have also added exciting new courses/programs such as Cosmetology (Career and Technical), Video/Radio Production (Music) and Virtual Enterprise International (Business). Each of these courses will take place in classrooms that have been redesigned and equipped to give the students a “real world” work experience. 

In an effort to increase communication with parents/guardians and students on the happenings at Islip High School (IslipHS), I encourage you to sign up to use Twitter ( Twitter is a website that allows for quick and consistent, two-way communication.  I have created an account to disseminate useful information about IslipHS and valuable parent resources instantaneously.   Signing up is easy. Go to, create a user profile, and once you are registered, search for our school username (IslipHS). Then click on the profile and select “follow”. We are on Facebook and Instagram as well.  To join our Facebook page simply visit and become a fan of our page.  You can also follow IslipHS on Instagram to view pictures of our exciting school events. 

Despite all of the new digital communication put in place for your convenience, there is no substitute for live communication with members of our Islip High School staff.  Please work directly with our Assistant Principals on all issues regarding your children.  Ms. Ward, Assistant Principal for grades 9 and 10, can be reached at 650-8315, and Mr. Juengerkes, Assistant Principal for grades 11 and 12, can be reached at 650-8320.

The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 6th.  First period begins at 7:20 a.m.  Students are to report directly to their first period class as indicated on their schedule.  Any questions regarding schedules should be directed to the guidance department. 

Please remember, most important to student success is parent involvement.  Please continue to ask questions and keep the lines of communication open.  Feel comfortable emailing me at or calling me at 650-8305 with any concerns or questions you may have. As a parent myself, I understand the importance of feeling confident that your child is in a positive and nurturing learning environment.

I look forward to working with you this year.   My door is always open.  Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Michael Mosca, Principal
Islip High School

High Schooler Daniel Brake Earns Eagle Scout Status

High Schooler Daniel Brake Earns Eagle Scout Status
High Schooler Daniel Brake Earns Eagle Scout Status 2
High Schooler Daniel Brake Earns Eagle Scout Status 3

Islip High School student Daniel Brake, a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 370 of Islip, was recognized at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor, held on Feb. 11 at Islip American Legion Rusy-Bohm Post 411, which sponsors the troop.

With his proud parents in attendance, Islip Superintendent of Schools Susan Schnebel presented Brake with his Eagle Scout certificate, an achievement he earned for his 2016 project to refurbish the Islip Breast Cancer Coalition’s Garden of Hope at Islip Town Hall. Brake also built a bench overlooking the garden so visitors can sit, relax and reflect.

HS Student-Actors Show Skills and Substance with ‘Legally Blonde’

HS Student-Actors Show Skills and Substance with ‘Legally Blonde’

Broadway returned to Islip High School this February with the school’s fast-paced production of “Legally Blonde,” a memorable musical based on the 2001 comedy film.

Starring in the lead role was Morgiana McDevitt. Dressed in pink and sporting a blonde wig, she transformed into Elle Woods and not only won the heart of Emmett, played by John DelGenio, but the entire audience, as well. Their talented fellow student-actors brought the story to life with lively songs, snappy dialogue and entertaining choreography. The cast also included Nick D’Auria and Jonathan Powell as Warner Huntington III, Matthew Mahr as Professor Callahan, Emma Regina and Faith Terrill as Paulette Bonafonte, Toni Castranova and Gia Sciara as Brooke Taylor-Wyndham, Brendan Larson and Jack Michael as Kyle, Sheila Kiernan and Olivia Schadt as Vivienne Kensington.

“From the moment the curtain opened, all of us in the audience knew we were in for a musical treat,” said Superintendent of Schools Susan Schnebel. “When that curtain closed on the last performance, it was clear to all that this event was more than just a musical production. In today’s world, where people are quick to judge and substance is often overlooked in favor of the superficial, our cast, crew and musicians came together with unity and understanding to positively create a marvelous experience for all.”

Fresh Direct VE Team Headed to Nationals

Fresh Direct VE Team Headed to Nationals
After finishing in the top 12 out of 92 firms at the annual Virtual Enterprise business plan competition at Farmingdale College in January, the high school’s Fresh Direct team kept their streak going in the Long Island semifinals on Feb. 28 at American Portfolios Financial Services in Holbrook. Islip was one of five teams to earn the chance to represent Long Island in the national competition against 23 other American VE firms, to be held on April 16 at Microsoft in New York City. 

Six Seniors Sign Letters of Intent

Six Seniors Sign Letters of Intent

Six seniors signed national letters of intent on Feb. 28 to continue their athletic careers in college this fall.

Aisha Brown will attend Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut as part of the school’s track and field team. She plans to major in biology.               

Soccer players Hannah Franco and Kayla Multer will both attend the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury. Franco will major in criminal justice, Multer in nursing.

Kris McDonald will join Stony Brook University’s football squad. He plans to major in sports medicine,

Volleyball player Danielle Schultz will attend Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire, where she plans to major in biology.

Rich Wittneben signed on to Farmingdale State College’s track and field team. He plans to major in aviation.

“We are very proud of these fine student-athletes and congratulate them on this outstanding accomplishment,” said Islip Athletic Director John Sparacio.

Islip’s Girl Powered Robotics Team Succeeds in Second Year

Islip’s Girl Powered Robotics Team Succeeds in Second Year

Now in its second year and officially affiliated with the district, the Islip Girl Powered Robotics team has tasted success, earning several awards while participating in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology program, known as FIRST.

The team, from grades 10 through 12, consists of Olivia Berger, Molly Breakstone, Grace Constantino, Shweta Karmaker, Udithi Kothapalli, Darienne Rogers and Sofia Rubinson.

Teams in The Tech Challenge tasks robotics teams with designing, building, programming and operating robots in an alliance format. At the Long Island FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifier held on Jan. 8 at Lynbrook High School, the GPR team earned the Control, Inspire and Think Awards. The Inspire Award, an overall award, is given to teams who are ambassadors for FIRST programs, are positive and inclusive, and have a high quality and thorough engineering notebook. Following up this performance, the GPR team won first place Alliance Captain and the Think Award at the Center Moriches qualifier on Jan. 14, earning them a spot in the Long Island Championship on Feb. 11. 

Erika Dannenfelser, Islip’s robotics adviser, said, “The Islip Girl Powered Robotics team, in just its second year, has demonstrated the FIRST Challenge values of hard work, innovation and sharing ideas.”