The teachers are hit and miss here. The good ones are really good. The bad ones are awful. There doesn't seem to be any consistency in their quality. Some of the teachers make the children take the work home and expect the parents to do the actual teaching. There is entirely too much homework. The principal is very good at communicating with the parents. They seem to be able to get rid of behavior problems which is a plus. All in all, it's an OK school if you can't afford private and don't want to send your child to the failing schools in the area.
Homework is hard for us but we have a son with special needs so I can not answer this correctly. I am glad he is able to work on things at home and feel it is part of my responsibility as a parent to do homework with him..I don't want to leave it just up to the school to teach my child..it is a joint effort. But I hate homework because I don't understand new math and all these new ways of testing Florida insists on,lol.
This school uses a new way of learning with a market place environment. Kids have jobs, pay taxes go to court and pay tickets when they have not acted proper. Character is just as important to Dr. Kaye and the administration as academics. I have never been around such polite children in a public school as there are in Somereset Pines school. A reflection of good character traits being taught and enforced by the teachers and school
A great school. I have raised several children in broward school system and none of the schools can compare to Somerset Pines. The teachers truly care about the children, The principal is a very hard working dedicated woman that runs that school so well. Behavior is just as important as academics so volunteering in this school is such a pleasure as the students are polite and respectful, something that is hard to find in many other schools these days. They use a very new and exciting way of teaching with a market place set up where kids have jobs, and pay taxes and even go to court and pay fines if they behave poorly. Using a system following Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences they teach using 8 primary intelligences they can reach children and teach in different ways to promote each childs cognitive strengths and learning capabilities..its an amazing concept that they have made work and accelerate the learning for our children in our school No where else in Florida is it taught so Somerset is breaking new ground on this great teaching method . My son is Autistic and I had always heard charter schools do not offer a good learning experience for ESE kids...just the opposite here. They have made my son feel like he is with family and made him feel safe and loved while teaching him to be a good student and to have respectful confident character strengths. I feel blessed we have had him in this school so many years and now he is prepared to move to the new Somerset middle school.
I am so happy here at Somerset. The teachers really care and the principal, Dr Kaye is outstanding. There is zero tolerance for bullies and the students MUST abide by this policy as well as a strict code of conduct, or else they receive a referral. Three referrals and you are not invited back to the school. That's a very good thing! This is a Broward county public school, but its also a charter school which means any one can addend, but there is a lottery. and they require parent involvement, which I think is great. It is a small school and goes to grade 8, and a high school is in the future. Best school around by far.