Instructional Services
The Somerset ISD Instructional Services Department oversees the implementation of all state standards through integrated, research-based approaches to teaching and learning. Curriculum and instruction is designed and delivered using the following standards: 
Instructional services are systemically designed around the following priority areas: 
  • Data-driven, standards-based, and rigorous programs and services to address state and national performance expectations;
  • 21st Century teaching and learning;
  • Curriculum alignment;
  • Transformational and instructional leadership;
  • Advanced academics, dual credits, certifications, partnership, and other priorities.
The district has committed to using the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) -- a powerful, proven model that focuses on Teacher Excellence and Student Achievement. TAP is an integrated, systems approach intended to recruit, motivate, develop and retain high-quality teachers who are supported through master and mentor teachers. This comprehensive design provides opportunities for career advancement, job-embedded professional growth, instructionally focused accountability, and competitive compensation all designed to ultimately ensure Somerset ISD's students are performing at expected levels from year to year. 

Through the implementation of the following interrelated key elements, teachers master instruction and improve student achievement: 
  

TAP

 Teacher Excellence...Student Achievement...Opportunities for All...TAP the Potential!

 Somerset ISD Mission:
To Provide Exemplary Preparation for Higher Education and Life