It is with Hurricane pride and excitement that I welcome each and every one of you to the beginning of a new, challenging and exciting academic school year. Our theme for this year is in line with our school mascot: “Somerset Hurricanes: Tracking Your Path to Success”. This year will be a year of setting and reaching attainable goals, working harder and smarter and taking our school and student achievement to a fierce “Hurricane Category 5”. At SASH, we are dedicated to providing a student-centered program that promotes academic excellence through an enriched, rigorous inter-disciplinary curriculum. As a staff, we are here to support all of you, by any means necessary, to ensure you reach your fullest academic potential. We look forward to working with you, our parents and the members of the community to provide you with a high-quality education and safe learning environment. This year, you can look forward to encountering a rigorous and challenging academic program that will push you to work beyond your limits. However, I have no doubt that all of you have the capacity and the ability to meet our expectations and the demands of your new classes and teachers. Our goal is to ensure that all our students become critical thinkers, active problem-solvers, inquisitive readers, diligent researchers and prolific writers. We do all of this to prepare you for the demands of the real-world so you may become productive citizens, become our future leaders, and contribute and/or give back something positive to the community. I look forward to working with all of you and pushing you all to new academic heights. On behalf of the staff of Somerset Academy South Homestead, I want to again welcome all of you and thank you for being a part of the Somerset Family.
Alina R. Lopez