Useful Link: Education: Alternatives

  • Career Online High School (Patchogue Medford Library)
    Offers Suffolk County residents aged 19 and up the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and career certification online.
  • Charter Schools: NYS Charter Schools
    New York State Department of Education provides this site to help you find approved Charter Schools throughout the state, and learn about the process of charter and accountability for educating the students in charter schools.
  • Charter Schools: US Charter Schools
    Innovative Charter Schools nationwide share resources, teaching ideas that work, and a parents' section to learn more about the charter school movement.
  • Distance Learning: US Distance Learning Association
    USDLA offers a one-stop resource for distance learning, e-learning, mobile learning, computer and web-based learning, webinars, and opportunities that change every day!
  • International Learning:
    On a leading international and experiential travel resource, you will find over 15,000 opportunities updated daily for volunteer service, internships, teaching, language schools, and college study.
  • International Learning:
    This site is informational for students who are considering an internship, a study year abroad or volunteer opportunities for credit in an overseas learning environment. There are also offerings for teachers and high school students as well.
  • International Learning: Study Abroad
    Choose your desired location and find country, college, and course advice for international students. Read current journal articles on leading issues in studying overseas, and find a broad context for an educational choice.
  • Private Schools: Best College Prep Boarding Schools
    Accredited college preparatory boarding schools in the United States, Canada, and abroad, alongside informative information on the boarding school educational experience to help parents and students in making personal choices.
  • Private Schools: Long Island Private Schools
    Parents may look up local private day-care for toddlers, summer educational experiences, and high school and college level learning offered by private school providers.
  • Private Schools: Unique College Prep Boarding Schools
    Consider specialized boarding junior or college prep schools by geographical, religious, military, sporting, all-boys or all-girls, and other unique educational environments.