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The Seed (Schools for Educational Evolution and Development) School

1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
http://www.seedfoundation.com/seed_schools/dc.aspx

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Contact Information:
Charles Adams
Director
202.785.4123

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention

Both

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Middle School
High School

Urban
Inner City

School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

The SEED Foundation is a national nonprofit that partners with urban communities to provide innovative educational opportunities that prepare under-served students for success in college and beyond. The SEED Foundation is a catalyst for change in urban education: it developed the SEED boarding school model and opened its first school, The SEED School of Washington, D.C., in 1998. The SEED Foundation opened its second school in Maryland in August 2008. SEED's innovative model integrates a rigorous academic program with a nurturing boarding program, which teaches life skills and provides a safe and secure environment. This boarding school model provides a comprehensive solution to the challenges facing urban students and serves as a prototype for expansion nationwide.

Program Descriptors Include:
Service Learning, Academic Improvement, Community Collaboration, Extended-School/Summer Program, Family/Parental Involvement, Middle/Early College, Small Learning Communities

Starting Date: 1998
Students Served Per Year: 250-500
Last Verified: 2010

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • High-risk peer group
  • Low educational expectations

Family factors

  • Low socioeconomic status
  • Low educational expectations

Community factors

  • Family composition/socioeconomic status

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Clear social norms
  • Good relationships with parents, peers, and teachers
  • Involvement with positive peer activities
  • Perception of support from adults and peers

Optimism

  • High expectations by community, family, school, and self

School

  • Comprehensive diagnostic systems
  • Personalized instruction and learning
  • Rigorous and relevant instruction
  • Academic support
  • Supportive school climate
  • Encourage family involvement/community supports

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

Unspecified

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies
State Agencies
Local/City/County Agencies
Foundations
Donations

Teachers
Counselors
Parents
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Unspecified

Unspecified

Evaluation Information:

97 percent of our graduates thus far have been accepted to college!

How evaluation data was collected:
Unspecified

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