Bixhorn Technical Center

  • The mission of The Academy at the Gary D. Bixhorn Technical Center is to provide a safe and positive learning environment, addressing the academic and career needs of a diversified community of students through the efforts and abilities of a knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Our goal is to prepare students for the workforce and/or post-secondary education by building upon the strengths, talents, skills, and resources of peers, educators, industries, communities, and of the students themselves. The Academy programs encourage students to develop emotionally, intellectually, socially, and professionally. Through the use of innovative and traditional approaches to instruction, assessment and current technology, as well as the promotion of ethical values, we commit to empowering all of our students to be self-directed, creative citizens who will thrive in an ever-changing global community.
     Hello BTC Students, Family and Friends,

    All of the staff here at the Bixhorn Technical Center are excited to meet you in just a few short weeks. We hope that you are enjoying the last bit of summer, and are ready to kick off your future here with us in September. We will be starting a year that looks very different from our past, but expect that you will have a successful, challenging yet rewarding, experience with us. 

    Below, please find some important information pertaining to the start of our 2020-2021 school year: 

    1. Our technical programs will run five days a week in-person beginning Tuesday, September 8th.      
    2. All students and staff are required to wear a face covering/mask, so please be sure to bring one with you each day!
    3. Transportation is coordinated by your home district, so please contact them with any questions or concerns.
    4. Our school’s Reopening Plan and other COVID-19 information can be found on the Eastern Suffolk BOCES website ( as well as on the Eastern Long Island Academy of Applied Technology website (
    5. You should receive a welcome packet in the mail very soon. Please review all information included, and be prepared to return required forms on the first day of school.
    6. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Main Office at (631)286-6500.

    See you soon!

    Mr. McAleese, Principal      Ms. Zergebel, Assistant Principal 


    The Reopenng Plan and information regarding COVID-19 can be accessed from the BTC Academy website (  home page, announcements section, as well as the Eastern Suffolk BOCES website (  Please feel free to send any questions or concerns you may have to


    Click Here for the COVID-19 Daily Self-Screening Checklist for the Bixhorn Technical Center