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Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
8 - 12
Blended Grades

Implementation Q & A

When you first implemented blended learning, why did you choose that particular model? (has your model changed? why?)

The biggest driving force was we believe we've been teaching kids how to be really good lemmings. We can put a Powerpoint up, they memorize it and give us back exactly what we want. We don't prepare them well to be critical thinkers in the world. So we wanted to change that system of learning and shift to more student-centric learning. A committee of teachers used research like Disrupting Class and Will Richardson's From Master Teacher to Master Learner. We started with a discussion of what teaching and learning should look like for this century. In the end, we're trying to move more ownership onto students, and trying to empower teachers to rethink how we make a difference for our students.

Program Focus

Credit Recovery

Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
8 - 12
Blended Grades

Blended Subjects


School Overview

The vision of Mineola High School is to engage and inspire students with compelling classroom experiences that embrace new ideas, strategies and technology that enrich the learning process. All courses and curriculum will help students meet the challenge of becoming college and career ready in the 21st century. The school strives to create a positive school culture that promotes excellence in the classroom and lifelong learning.
Mineola High School belongs to a Digital Promise school district. Since 2015, all students and teachers are provided with iPads. The school is also redesigning the look and feel of the high school classroom to create flexible learning environments that encourage critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating


out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Dr. Whittney Smith, Principal

Mineola High School
10 Armstrong Rd
Garden City Park, New York
United States

Telephone: (516)-237-2600

Mineola High School's Website


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State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools


Blended Program Launched 2013