Somerset Parkland will meet high standards of student achievement through the delivery of a rigorous and relevant STEM/STEAM based curriculum and emphasis on mastery of benchmarks aligned to the Florida Standards in ELA and Mathematics and literacy standards for science and the Florida NGSSS while providing a strong science foundation. The school will combine the best practices developed by the Somerset network including differentiated instruction and continual enrichment. Somerset Parkland will provide all students with a core curriculum of English/Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. Additionally, the program will provide a rich array of specials/electives I fine arts; health; physical education; world languages; and technical curricula, including Project Lead the Way.
Project-Lead the Way (PLTW) is the nation’s leading K-12 provider of STEM/STEAM programs. PLTW Launch (K-5) and Gateway (6-8) are programs where students learn to be problem solvers and apply critical thinking skills. Programs include pathways for computer science, engineering, and biomedical science beginning as early as kindergarten. Students at Somerset Parkland will engage in hands-on activities, projects, and problems that are reflective of real-world challenges. Somerset Parkland empower students from a young age to learn essential, in-demand skills validated by the world’s leading companies. Additional information on PLTW can be found at www.pltw.org/our-programs
Students at Somerset Parkland will be instructed at their level preparing students to maximize their full potential. Students are encouraged to pursue the most rigorous and challenging academic program they can handle. Programs such as i-Ready are incorporated so students may work in both reading and math at the highest level they can handle. For example, if a 2nd grade student is able to read at a 3rd grade level than he or she will be provided with the 3rd grade reading passages. The same would be for Math content. In accordance, students who are struggling will be given additional support and remediation through an intensive program offering additional support, supportive learning strategies, and tutoring. Furthermore, gifted/high achieving programs will be offered for students whom qualify for these exclusive programs that promotes increased rigor, critical thinking, developing independence in learning, and leadership skills.
Somerset Parkland will be a data-driven school where administrators, teachers, and specialists continually monitor student achievement and data in order to support all students and address individualized learning needs, including students that may need additional support due to deficiencies and students that are high achieving and can be encouraged to take on more difficult work.
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