The SEED School of Miami is a college-preparatory, public boarding school for South Florida students. Our mission is to provide an outstanding educational program that empowers students to be successful, both academically and socially, in college and beyond. It’s an historic year for The SEED School of Miami! We recently welcomed our fourth class of 6th graders to campus with a record number of enrolled students, and opened the doors of our high school to our founding scholars in the Class of 2021. Most notably, The SEED School of Miami has relocated onto our new, and permanent campus in Opa Locka.
At SEED Miami, our students live at the school from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon. Using the gift of time that comes with a 24-hour program, SEED reaches beyond the traditional school day and teaches students to thrive in a rigorous academic environment, to be ready for college, and to develop essential character traits for lifelong success—perseverance, self-confidence, and self-discipline.
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South Florida opened its first college-preparatory, public boarding school in August 2014 and currently serves students in grades 6 through 9. The SEED School of Miami, a tuition-free public charter school, will help prepare its students for college success, excel in 21st-century careers, and build bright futures for themselves and their families.
The SEED School of Miami is South Florida’s first college-preparatory, public boarding school. Our mission is to provide an outstanding educational program that empowers students to be successful, both academically and socially, in college and beyond. SEED Miami is currently operating in its fourth academic school year. We will continue to add a grade each year until we are a full middle and high school, totaling 400 students.
At SEED Miami we believe that exposure to a myriad of materials, content, literature, and cultural and social elements provides students a well-rounded education. SEED Miami's curriculum is standards-based and aligned with the Florida State Standards and David Conley's Standards for Success.
SEED is more than a school - it is a comprehensive solution to the challenges some students face. In a 24-hour, college-prep boarding school environment, SEED integrates a rigorous academic program with a nurturing boarding program, as well as supports graduates through college.
At the SEED School of Miami we look to teach, coach, support and push our students on their paths to college and life success. SEED employees are dedicated to our mission and believe that, with the right resources any child can attend college and achieve his or her dreams.
At SEED Miami, students in grades six through nine live at the school from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon. Using the gift of time that comes with a 24-hour program, SEED reaches beyond the traditional school day and teaches students to thrive in a rigorous academic environment, to be ready for college, and to develop essential character traits for lifelong success: perseverance, self-confidence, and self-discipline.
All of this happens in a safe, structured, and predictable environment: three healthy meals a day; consistent relationships with excellent role models; daily academic challenge and support; and extensive programs in athletics, visual and performing arts, and service. Students are held to strict performance standards and assessments to assure their progress toward college-readiness.
A program that speaks to our mission is the development of HALLS (Habits for Achieving Life Long Success). It is an integral part of the SEED experience instilling in students the characteristics that prepare them both academically and socially for success in college. HALLS is represented by four habits that are practiced both explicitly and implicitly across the 24-hour program: Social Intelligence, Endurance, Exploration, and Deliberation. Examples of HALLS topics may include: cooperation, tolerance, communication skills, courage and tenacity.
SEED knows that a student’s Spark is a vital part of who they are and how they look at the world around them including how they view academics. Sparks is an opportunity for students to begin exploring things they are interested in. Students have participated in Sparks such as Cooking, Dance, SEED Fit, Robotics, Bowling, French, Spoken Word, drama, Police Explorers Program, Yearbook, Fashion Design, dance, and more.
Students attend 8 rigorous college-prep courses and to reinforce the importance of academics and reading, SEED believes strongly in a dedicated daily time for homework completion. DEAR or Drop Everything and Read is a unique program designed to help propel a student's love for reading and reading level growth. Our students are required to read a minimum of 30 minutes a day and as a result, our students on average grew 1.99 grade levels in reading in one year.
College Transition and Success (CTS)
The SEED College Transition & Success (CTS) staff is, above all, dedicated to the success of SEED students and graduates. Our student-centric focus comes from years of working with youth in their transition to postsecondary education and with academic institutions to make sure they're providing the right student supports.
SEED has developed a middle school through college success model designed to support the academic and social development of students. The strong college readiness program for grades 6-12 prepares SEED students for the transition to college, while our College Transition & Success (CTS) team helps ensure our students successfully persist through college.
Student Ambassador Program
The Student Ambassador program is one that exists across the SEED network. Interested students complete applications, gather references from adults, and complete a full interview with school leaders. Upon selection, this group of students are taught valuable public speaking and interpersonal skills that will assist them in serving as the student representatives of SEED Miami. SEED Ambassadors assist with hosting Trustees, tours of the school, student and staff recruitment fairs, and fundraising events.