2020 Vision

The Somerset Public Schools will ensure that students and teachers pursue excellence, achieve their full potential, and cherish learning as students prepare to be high school, college, career, and life ready.

Perseverance
  • Our students will accept the challenge of a rigorous learning environment and work through those challenges until they experience success.
Respect and Responsibility
  • We will create a safe and supportive environment for all students and adults in which everyone feels valued and respected.
  • All students will respect themselves, others, and their surroundings.
  • We will create an environment in which everyone takes responsibility for their individual and collective actions.
Innovation
  • Students and adults will be innovative problem solvers and purposeful and responsible users of technology.
  • Students and staff will be skilled at and value collaborative problem solving.
Dedication to the Community
  •  We will help our students build character and learn respect as they become positive and caring contributors to society.
Excellence
  • We will set high expectations for all students and staff.
  • Our students will become effective communicators and independent, creative, and critical thinkers.

Strategic Objectives

1. Create a unified learning organization in which educators consistently use and collaboratively analyze data on student learning
  • Professional Learning Communities culture (common planning time, PD, using data)  
2. Ensure student academic growth and success through an instructional system of personalized supports and data-driven interventions
  • Assessments (common assessments, assessment calendar)
  • Update Curriculum
  • Tiered System of Supports
    • Resources (materials, assessments, staff)
    • Guidelines/structure/procedures/teams
3. Prepare students for success in and beyond high school by promoting STEAM and 21st century skills
  • Curriculum modifications to reflect technology standards, engineering standards, new science standards, 21st century skills
  • Computer-based assessments
  • Blended learning
  • Culture of collaboration (admin, staff, students)
  • Partnerships with higher education and business
 
4. Build the information management systems and technological infrastructure required to support instructional excellence.
  • ASPEN (SIS)
  • Data Warehouse
  • Increase central office efficiencies
  • Technology plan
  • Registration process
  • Access to information via website