The Defining Characteristics of Somerset Academy, Inc. include our Purpose, Vision, Core Principles, and Our Beliefs.  These statements make up who we are and identify what makes a Somerset School. 

Core Principles

  • Student learning and achievement is paramount

  • Effective school leaders

  • Highly qualified staff

  • Effective governing board

  • Safe and secure learning environment

  • Data assessments to drive curriculum and educational focus

  • Research-based curriculum

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Teacher training and mentoring throughout the academic year

  • Balanced budgets to ensure resources for student achievement and teacher efficiency

  • Teamwork with stakeholders - community leaders, parents, students, teachers, administration and governing board

  • Communications among all Somerset leaders

Our Beliefs

S - Self-motivating learners

O - Obligation to all stakeholders

M - Maintaining a safe and nurturing environment

E - Effective Practices

R - Resources for 21st century learners

S - Students who achieve proficiency and exceed high expectations

E - Evaluate continuously and utilize data driven decisions

T - Teachers who support learning through research-based curriculum

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