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General Statement on Admissions

Academy courses are offered as part of Career and Technical Education for secondary level students. These courses can lead to entry-level employment or post-secondary education.  

All students have the right of accessibility to programs of instruction available at The Academy and Special Career Education Centers within the Supervisory District. 11th and 12th grade students are eligible for admission to The Academy.  

Academy Student Registration Procedures   

The registration process begins with the completion and submission of an Intake Application Form. 

  • The Intake Application Form must be completed and signed by the Student, Parent/Guardian, School Nurse, School Counselor and District Superintendent or their Designee.   All Intake Application Forms should be completed neatly in ink.   The current grade level of the student should be used on the application. 
  • The Intake Application Form must be accompanied by the following documents:
    • Transcript
    • Second Marking Period Report Card
    • Daily Attendance- Current School Year
    • Discipline Record- Current School Year
    • IEP/504 Plan including Psychological and Vocational Reports (if applicable)
      • If a student is declassified, please include a Declassification Statement as well 

No first year students will be accepted into an Academy program before March 1st.

  • All applications will go through an Admissions Review process to determine appropriate student placement for each application received. The home school district will start to receive enrollment confirmations from The Academy beginning April 1st. The Academy Admissions Review Committee will be comprised of both Academy Administrators and Guidance Staff.
  • Students attending parochial or private schools need to have their home school district approval on the Intake Application Form as stated in #1 above.  Home- schooled students should contact their home school district for further information.
  • The Academy Admissions team will require the most recent NYSESLAT proficiency level for all students receiving bilingual education services in their home school district.  Depending on a student’s fluency level, districts may be asked to purchase additional Bilingual Support Services (BISS) for students. Districts should refer to the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Shared Services Guide for further information.
  • Adult residents of the supervisory District who have graduated high school or are 18 years or older may enroll in a secondary program if space is available.  An Intake Application Form including a recent High School Transcript must be submitted.  Applications must be returned to The Academy Admissions office. Adult Students without a recent transcript may be required to take a reading and math assessment to determine appropriate placement in the program prior to admission into any Academy course
  • All Academy programs have been approved by the Veterans Administration.  In order to be eligible for these programs, the veteran (and/or their dependents) must contact the Department of Veterans Affairs and file an application.  Once approved, the Department of Veterans Affairs will then process payment to our BOCES. Approval must be received prior to the student attending Academy classes.
  • All applications are time stamped upon receipt.  In order to ensure equal access to our programs, all first year applicants to any program will be reviewed in random order. In the event of a class reaches maximum enrollment, a waitlist will be developed. Applications received after March 1st will be admitted based upon receipt of application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed until all documentation is received.  This may result in a later acceptance of the student into our program.
  • Students returning for the Second Year of a program are not required by the Academy to complete a second application. However, this may be a requirement for some districts. Please speak with your Districts Counselors for additional details. 
  • Returning students must notify their counselors of their intent to return by early December prior to their Senior year.  Districts will notify the Academy of returning students in early January.  Students who do not make their intentions known to their school districts prior to December 15th risk not securing a seat for the following school year.
  • Students enrolled in one year programs and/or who wish to return for different program of study must submit a new application and follow the process noted above.


Applications should be sent with accompanying information to:

Eastern Long Island Academy of Applied Technology

Admissions Department

Instructional Support Center @ Sequoya High School

750 Waverly Avenue, Holtsville NY 11742

For further information, please contact one of the Academy Guidance offices:
Gary D. Bixhorn Technical Center: 631-286-6516
Edward J. Milliken Technical Center: 631-244-5815
Harry B. Ward Technical Center: 631-208-2038