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Academy of Information Technology

Faculty
Ms. Danielle Milazzo - AOIT Coordinator
danielle.milazzo@northport.k12.ny.us 
631-262-6672

Mr. William Claps - Technology Department
Principles of Information technology
CISCO
Computer Security & Forensics
william.claps@northport.k12.ny.us 

Mr. Andrew Frisch - Mathematics Department
Introduction to Computer Programming
AP Computer Science A
andrew.frisch@northport.k12.ny.us

Mr. John DeRosa - Art Department
Web Design
john.derosa@northport.k12.ny.us

How To Join  
AOIT Application Procedures Have Changed!
Please review them carefully.

The application process is now done on the district's course management server.  Follow the link below.

AOIT Application Page: http://moodle.northport.k12.ny.us/course/view.php?id=1113.  Students will need their Moodle account credentials. 

If you child does not have a username and password to access the system, please contact your computer resource teacher.

News




Practice Makes Perfect! Mock Interviews 2017

On the evening of March 9th, over thirty AOIT juniors met with members of the advisory board and industry professionals to practice their interview skills. Prior to this event, the students had spent over two months preparing.

This process began when they attended a workshop given by Mr. Davor Dakonal, industry advisory board member on the key features needed to create a strong resume. Mr. Dakonal relayed to students how these features have changed in the digital age. Students also learned about the benefits of having a strong online presence which is essential in today’s job market.

Students were then tasked with creating resumes of their own. Once these resumes had been created, the AOIT juniors worked with their assigned mentors to fine tune them. After weeks of discussion and revision they were ready to debut at the mock interviews.

At the mock interviews, students had seven minutes to present their resumes and reply to the questions the interviewers posed. After time had expired and they received great feedback they were off to the next interviewer to restart the process.

AOIT Coordinator, Ms. Danielle Milazzo, stated, “this is our largest group of internship candidates in recent years and they are very impressive.” She went on to share that many of them take advanced course loads, volunteer many hours in our community and are active in clubs and activities. All of the interviewers were excited by their knowledge, passion and enthusiasm. Ms. Milazzo is looking forward to seeing them thrive in their internships.

If you would be interested in providing an internship, email danielle.milazzo@northport.k12.ny.us

 


2017 AOIT Internship Program Kick Off

Over three dozen parents and students attended the Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) 2017 Internship Orientation meeting on Tuesday evening, January 5 at Northport High School.

At the meeting, led by Ms. Danielle Milazzo, AOIT coordinator, the attendees heard about success stories from AOIT students who interned at local businesses last summer, along with guidelines for this year’s program. Members of the AOIT Industry Advisory Board were also in attendance—they act as mentors to the students in the intern program.

As a required portion of the AOIT curriculum, students entering 12th grade take jobs with local employers to get basic experience in a formal work environment. If you are an employer who is interested in hiring an AOIT student for an internship this summer, please contact us online.


Guest Speakers visit AOIT 

On Monday December 19th, 3 guest speakers came to work with the students in our Principles of IT and Security and Forensics courses. Mr. Adam Lowenthal, former NHS student and AOIT graduate, spoke with our PoIT students about web design. Mr. Lowenthal who now works for MLB Advanced Media, showed how a website he created in the PoIT class prepared him for his current job of updating the NY Mets website. Mr. Lowenthal also did an activity with the students which allowed them to design and update different features of a web page.
 
Mr. Davor Dakonal, came to speak with our other PoIT section about the Internet's development and different ideas for how to keep safe on the Internet. During his presentation students were exposed to the history of the Internet and how it was developed. They were shown an interesting video and asked to share how they react in certain situations on the web.
 
For our computer security and forensics course, Mr. Frank Zinghini from Applied Visions, came to speak with us about the importance of cybersecurity. His business, which focuses on the defense and creation of software to protect different company websites has gained national acclaim for their Code Dx program. Mr. Zinghini also spoke about the importance of growing the cybersecurity field as new technology continues to be developed. As many of our students have had internships at AVI in the past, Mr. Zinghini also invited any juniors who might be interested to apply for available positions. 


 


Northport's AOIT celebrates the "Hour of Code." 

On December 7th, AOIT students presented various stations in the high school commons to showcase the power of coding to their fellow students. These stations included a game where students could code to move the dot to the end of the maze, a lesson about processing, a turtle station that grew different circles. Throughout the lunch periods, other students came by to try their hand at coding. Our AOIT students definitely brought awareness to how so much of what we rely on is controlled by code!
 
The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Check out the tutorials presented by Code.org.

 


 


High School Students Present an Overview of their 2016 Internship Experiences

Northport, N.Y. – October 28, 2016 – The Northport High School Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) honored employers who supported the 2016 internship program at a poster session program on Thursday, October 27.

AOIT brings employers and students together at this annual event to review their work and celebrate their internship program achievements. A student must work at a job in the IT field as part of the curriculum requirements to earn an AOIT certificate. Students work in areas such as programming, IT security, database administration, web design, networking and other digital workplace functions, while gaining real-world work experience.

The AOIT internship program bridges the gap between the classroom and the workplace. Employers participating in the 2016 internship program include Applied Visions, SeniorNet, ITsavvy, Henry Schein, CCSI, LICN and Mason Technologies.

The Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) at Northport High School prepares students for career opportunities in the information technology industry. The AOIT is part of a national program operated by the NAF, a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready.

“The opportunity for AOIT students to work in a real-world environment is an unparalleled experience that helps them to prepare for the academic rigors of college as well as the world of work beyond higher education,” said David Storch, district chairperson of science & technology education at Northport-East Northport Schools. “We congratulate the students for their efforts, and we thank the employers for their participation and contribution to the AOIT internship program.”

On October 27, students presented details about their internship activities, and the skills, knowledge and experience they gained in the program.

If you are an employer interested in hiring an AOIT student for an internship next year, please contact us.

 


2017 AOIT Internship Program Kick Off

Over three dozen parents and students attended the Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) 2017 Internship Orientation meeting on Tuesday evening, January 5 at Northport High School.

At the meeting, led by Ms. Danielle Milazzo, AOIT coordinator, the attendees heard about success stories from AOIT students who interned at local businesses last summer, along with guidelines for this year’s program. Members of the AOIT Industry Advisory Board were also in attendance—they act as mentors to the students in the intern program.

As a required portion of the AOIT curriculum, students entering 12th grade take jobs with local employers to get basic experience in a formal work environment. If you are an employer who is interested in hiring an AOIT student for an internship this summer, please contact us online.