• Long Beach
High School is one of three Nassau County high schools to be authorized as an
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The IB Organization maintains
high standards for the curriculum, making it recognized as a program of
excellence throughout the world. Over 1,000 colleges and universities offer
advanced placement credit for IB classes.
• The high
school offers approximately 50 AP, IB and other college-level courses, through
which students may receive college credit and/or placement. Fifty-one students
earned AP Scholar Awards for exceptional achievement on AP Exams. Two students were named
National AP Scholars.
• More than 50
students in grades 9-12 are enrolled in the Science Research program.
won multiple honors at international, state and regional competitions,
including the Siemens Competition, Intel/ISEF, I-SWEEEP and the Long Island
Science Congress. Their research has also been published in professional
journals. Last year, students earned over $20,000 in awards and scholarships.
One Finalist and four Commended Students were named in the 2012 National Merit
In 2011, the school’s literary magazine, Fragments, earned a gold medal from the
Scholastic Press Association, First Place with Special Merit from the
Scholastic Press Association, a Superior/Highest Award ranking from the
National Council of Teachers of English and a Gold All-New York Award from the
Empire State Scholastic Press Association. Staff members also won numerous
The Activities Promoting Thinking (APT) program offers enrichment opportunities
for gifted and talented sixth graders. APT students qualified for the 2011 NYS
Odyssey of the Mind competition. They placed sixth in the nation in the
WordMasters Challenge, with three students earning perfect scores.
Sixth and seventh graders who excel in math explore mathematical concepts
beyond their normal grade level through an enrichment and competition program
Two middle school students were named Long Island Young Scholars of
Five eighth graders qualified to participate in the Johns Hopkins CTY Talent
Search, based on their outstanding NYS ELA and Math Assessment scores.
The Learning Activities to Raise Creativity (LARC) program provides gifted and
talented students in grades 3-5 with a program in critical thinking, problem
solving and creativity. Two teams of LARC students qualified for the 2011 Odyssey
of the Mind World
Finals. One team finished tenth in the nation in the WordMasters Challenge.
All students in grades K-5 receive Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools
• The district offers a full-day kindergarten program, as well
as a half-day pre-kindergarten program.
An elementary "School of Choice" model gives parents input in
selecting the school that provides the best fit for their child.
• The district was named a 2011 Best Community for Music
Education by the NAMM Foundation, which acknowledges schools and districts
across the U.S. for their commitment to and support for music education in
Students may participate in numerous bands, wind ensembles, jazz ensembles,
orchestras, choral ensembles and guitar instruction. Music rooms are equipped
with state-of-the-art music labs.
In the 2011-12 school year, there were four All-State and 54 All-County
musicians named. Seven students were chosen to perform at the Long Island
Art students have received recognition at the ASA All-County Art Exhibition,
Long Island’s Best Young Artists and the Nassau Community College Juried Art
pieces of student artwork were chosen for the 2012 Atlantic Beach Bridge
One student received an Award of Merit in Dance from the 2011-2012 Scholar
Theater students participate in all areas of the school’s annual musical and
working with professional choreographers and voice instructors.
A Long Beach Middle School student won the Surfers Way T-Shirt Design Contest.
The athletic program includes 45 varsity and JV teams and 28 middle school
teams. Team rosters include over 1,000 students.
In the last four years, 61 different teams achieved scholar-athlete status with
an academic average of 90 percent or better. The boys swim team was named the
2009-2010NYS Scholar-Athlete Team Champion.
In the last four years, the boys hockey, boys swimming, boys volleyball,
wrestling, girls basketball, girls tennis, softball and gymnastics teams were
The wrestling team placed sixth in the 2010 NYS Tournament.
In 2011, the hockey team won the NYS Championship.
Sportsmanship and Coach of the Year honors have been awarded in boys track,
girls golf, girls lacrosse, softball, swimming and wrestling.
In the fall 2011 varsity season, there were three State Qualifiers, five County
Championship winners, two Conference Players of the Year, 17 All-County, two
All-County Honorable Mention, 18 All-Conference, one Academic All-Conference
and four All-Division players named. The girls swim team won the division
The high school offers dance classes through the physical education and IB
danced with the Rockettes at Penn Station in December 2011.
All second graders receive swimming Instruction.
All fourth and fifth graders receive health education instruction and
participate in a recreational
schools in the district are receiving capital improvement work through a $98.9
million School Preservation Plan, including the recent installation of a turf
field at the middle school and a state-of-the-art filtration system at the high
school pool. Work has begun on additions at the high school and the Lido
The district employs a fleet of 32 economical and environmentally friendly
gas (CNG) buses, making our fleet the greenest in the state.
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