What’s Somerset International Academy?
Somerset International is the International Diploma Dual program by Somerset Academy. Somerset Virtual Academy administers the digital learning programs Somerset Academy, an educational organization based in the State of Florida, and has 27 schools that make up a complete education system, covering Preschool (Early Childhood Education), Primary Education, Secondary Education and High School. Somerset is managed by Academica Corporation, an innovator in the field of “Charter Schools” in the United States of America and that is, at the same time, one of the largest in terms of number of schools and students. For more information: www.somersetacademyschools.com www.academicaschools.com , www.academica.org
What advantages does the Dual Diploma offer to students?
The Somerset International curriculum emphasizes the learning of English. Thus, all subjects are taught in this language and relationships with teachers are also established in this language. That creates a virtual environment immersion, an essential feature of any program aimed to reach a high linguistic level.
It is undeniable that English is recognized in many parts of the world as “lingua franca” of the global economy, both in business and in science, technology and aviation. Its influence is greater than ever in the twenty first century.
Being able to take courses and subject normally impossible to access for the student is also a great academic enrichment. The mere fact of including this title on the CV would indicate the potential employer that the candidate has demonstrated sufficient skill and discipline to obtain two diplomas: an English one and other one on how to use the most advanced technologies of digital learning.
In addition, we hope to offer, in the short term, access to subjects’ of the ‘dual college enrollment’, ie subjects of the academic level required to grant credit for both High School and college. From that moment, it would be possible not only to graduate with a diploma from High School, but also with an Associate degree (two years), and possibly a Bachelors (4 years).
Finally, a high school student who thinks of attending an American university will have a great advantage when he or she applies with respect to someone who has not shown such an English proficiency and academic achievement. Moreover, the fact of having an American diploma avoids having to pass examinations such as TOEFL, which guarantees to universities that the candidate possesses the required level of English.