The mission of SEED schools is to prepare students academically, socially, and emotionally, for success in and beyond college in a public, college-prep, boarding school setting.
Based on the success of the first two schools in The SEED School network, one in Washington, D.C. and one in Baltimore, Maryland, The SEED School of Miami opened its doors to 60 new students in the sixth grade in August 2014 and will expand to serve 200 students in grades 6, 7, 8 & 9 during the 2017-2018 school year. At full scale, SEED Miami will grow to serve 400 students in grades 6-12, 100 percent of whom will come from underserved communities across South Florida.
As outlined in Florida legislation, an eligible SEED Miami student are all Florida residents, at risk of academic failure, and come from a family whose income is below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. They must also meet at least one of the below four additional risk factors:
• The child is served under the child welfare waiver demonstration, (to include foster care) or has been declared an adjudicated dependent by a court
• The student’s head of household is not the student’s custodial parent
• The student resides in a household that receives a housing voucher or has been determined eligible for public housing assistance
• A member of the student’s immediate family has been incarcerated
All students live on campus between Sunday afternoon and Friday afternoon and transportation is provided back and forth to home and school on the weekends.
* More information can be found on the school’s website: www.miami.seedschool.org