Facts & Info
Somerset East Preparatory Academy provides students with an educational environment that furthers the philosophy of respect and high expectations for all – encouraging them to become confident, self-directed, and responsible lifelong learners. Our experienced, state-certified teachers work closely with parents to create a family unit that provides a wonderful educational experience for students.
We know that children learn in different ways and at different rates, so we provide experiences that take these differences into consideration. Our classrooms are places for thinking activities and the emphasis is on the child as a thinker-in-action where he or she is encouraged to be an active participant in the learning process.
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Fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Somerset East Preparatory Academy uses proven teaching practices and the latest classroom technology to help all students achieve academically.
K – 5th Grade School Hours:
Instructional Day: 8:30– 2:30
Drop Off Time: 8:15 – 8:30
Morning Care Hours: 7:00 – 8:15
Pick-up Time: 2:30 – 2:45
After Care Hours: 2:30 -6:00
What is a Charter School?
Charter schools are non-profit, self-managed public schools (serving students in grades K-12). Although they must be approved and monitored by the local school board, they are run independently – like private schools except that you do not have to pay tuition! Charter schools are funded by state and local monies and are open to any student.
Because charter schools are run independently, the way children are taught is different from the way they are taught in public schools. Somerset East Preparatory Academy has its own research-based curriculum, though it is based on Florida’s Sunshine State Standards and encompasses the core subject areas of math, reading/language arts, science, and social sciences.
Just as each student learns differently, each teacher has his or her own unique style of teaching. Therefore, our curriculum will encompass elements of whole language and phonics instruction, as well as whole group, small group and cooperative activities. Likewise, both the teachers and administration develop our curriculum, as all of the members of the Somerset Academy team are integral facilitators of knowledge.
We at Somerset East Preparatory Academy believe that children of today need to be proficient in the use of technology. We have Promethean Boards and LCD projectors in every classroom. Promethean Boards are interactive white boards that bring lessons to life. We have many technological programs that support our reading, math and science curriculums. Students use Jamestown Reading, Carnegie Math, and Safari Montage in conjunction with the adopted textbook series.