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. The school is the first of its kind in Florida and the third in the country, serving as a model for additional SEED schools. The vast majority of SEED graduates are first-generation college students. Virtually all SEED graduates attend college.
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South Florida opened its first college-preparatory, public boarding school in August 2014 and currently serves students in grades 6th through 8th. 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 opened its doors in August 2014 to its first class of 6th graders on the campus of Florida Memorial University. We currently serve students in grade 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
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 our College Transition & Success program.
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 twelve 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.
Student Life Counselors, the heart and soul of SEED Miami, teach our students life skills called HALLS. HALLS is Habits for Achieving Life-Long Success. It is a program that speaks to our mission and ensures our students are trained for job interviews, etc. Students will be prepared not just academically, but socially for college and beyond.
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, and more.
Students attend 8 rigorous college-prep courses. Drop Everything and Read is a unique program designed to help propel a student's love for reading and reading level growth. Students on average grew 1.99 grade levels in reading, a significant improvement.
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
In an effort to empower our students and provide them with opportunities to own and shape our community, the following leadership opportunities, the SEED Student Ambassador Program was developed.
The Student Ambassador program is one that exists across the SEED network. Interested students completed applications, gathered references from adults, and completed a full interview with school leaders. Upon selection, this group of students is taught valuable public speaking and interpersonal skills that will assist them in serving as the student representatives of SEED Miami. SEED Miami Board members may expect to interact with these students at future board meetings, tours of the school, student and staff recruitment fairs, and fundraising events.