Award Year: 2020
Foster achievement by providing a technologically and challenging environment; develop high academic standards; and instill a sense of compassion, facilitated by a highly qualified staff.
- Black/African American: 1%
- White: 5%
- Hispanic: 92%
- Asian: 1%
- Native American: 1%
Somerset Academy Middle South Miami (SoMi) is a high-performing, 6-8 public charter middle school located in South Miami, Florida. The school takes pride in the commitment and attention to detail when it comes to educating the whole child. At Somerset Academy Middle South Miami, students know that they can achieve and succeed no matter the obstacle. The faculty and staff continuously collaborate to preserve a caring and positive learning environment shaped by developing strong relationships with all stakeholders. The faculty, staff, students, parents, and community members work together, as a family, when encouraging student academic growth and promoting the well-being of the child. The school provides a secure and encouraging environment that cultivates learning and accelerates academic achievement through providing equal opportunities and a rigorous curriculum for all students.
SoMi is committed to providing the highest quality of education through innovative instructional strategies. Data is constantly used and reviewed to drive decision-making at the instructional level. The administrators and teachers identify areas of improvement and plan lessons to ensure that the educational needs of all students are met while incorporating technology that increases student engagement.
SoMi's mission in cultivating a family environment, its commitment to student success, and focusing on the development of the whole child has aided in closing the achievement gap throughout the years. The school has earned a letter grade of "A" for 9 consecutive years under the State of Florida Accountability Program and was designated a "School of Excellence" by the State Board of Education in 2016. The school's academic performance, coupled with the feeling of family, is the climate that motivates and inspires students to strive for excellence.