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Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School


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1100 Dixon Avenue
Copiague, New York 11726
(631) 842-4010
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Principal: Joseph M. Agosta
Assistant Principals: Jonathan Cutolo, Kristin Donnelly, Jonathan Krawchuk, Janine Proulx


Hours: 7:40 a.m. to 2:23 p.m.
Students: 1,507
Faculty and Staff: 200


The educational program at Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School is designed to meet the needs of every student through a unique variety of course offerings and support programs. The diversity of the school's student population enriches all who enter its doors and is one of the school community's greatest strengths. The faculty and staff of Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School believe that a student's high school education is the most important four years of a student's life.

The school serves approximately 1,600 students in grades nine through twelve. Through outstanding academic opportunities, support programs, and counseling, each student is constantly encouraged to reach his/her full potential. Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School has instituted a successful all-Regents program, an in-school and after-school remediation program, Advanced Placement courses in all disciplines, and offers a wide variety of elective courses such as drama, sports and entertainment marketing, and criminal justice. 

Current News

Two All-State Musicians Chosen in Copiague

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Two Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School students have been named All-State musicians by the New York State School Music Association. Logan Madden (middle, left) and Anthony Woods (middle, right) were both chosen for the chorus. The NYSSMA 86th annual winter conference will take place in Rochester from Dec. 1-4. Woods is currently on the list of musicians as alternate. They are pictured with Copiague School District’s Coordinator of Fine Arts Jennifer Ross-Troise (left) and Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School chorus teacher Gina Occhiogrosso (right).

Date Added: 9/22/2022

Sixth and Ninth Grade Classes Tour Their New Buildings

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Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School welcomed its incoming ninth grade class and Copiague Middle School opened its door for its sixth graders during their respective orientation days on Aug. 31.

At Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School, the incoming freshmen and their parents began the afternoon with a presentation from Principal Joseph Agosta and graduation guidelines by director of guidance Sabrina Meehan. Chairs of each department also delivered information to the students during the session. Following the presentations, the soon-to-be freshmen met with their student ambassadors for tours of the building and a chance to test out their lockers.

Copiague Middle School’s sixth grade class also explored their new buildings, tested their lockers, and met with some of their teachers during their orientation. Students also reconnected with their classmates and walked through their schedules prior to the first day of classes.

Date Added: 9/1/2022

Copiague Seniors Prep for College Admissions

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Incoming seniors at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School will have a head start on the college admissions process thanks to a summer college admissions boot camp held at the high school. Two different sessions of the boot camp – one in July and one in August – ran for four days for three hours per day.

Facilitated by English chairperson Meredith Wanzer, the college admissions boot camp helped students prep for what they can expect during the admissions process in the upcoming months. The students began the program with creative writing and reflections, and a self-exploration journey, learning about their values and what they want from life.

Ms. Wanzer guided the students through the college resume writing process and helped them create “brag sheets” to give to teachers when writing their specific letters of recommendation. Using Google Classroom, students received feedback and recommendations on their resumes.

Students worked on their college essays and used Big Future on the College Board website to help with their planning. Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School guidance counselor Brittany Tilinghast and college and career counselor Brianne Arthur visited with the students to talk about the college application process and answer questions and concerns.

Date Added: 8/11/2022

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