The SEED School of Cincinnati
The SEED School of Cincinnati will be a college-preparatory, public boarding school for underserved students in Ohio. The SEED School of Cincinnati will house sixth through twelfth graders. The first class will consist of 80 students, and the school will grow to ultimately serve 400 students. Students will live on campus in dormitories during the week with access to both academic and life skills curriculum.
In 2009, SEED began working to bring a SEED school to Cincinnati. With the help of community supporters such as the Cincinnati Business Committee, the City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Public Schools, and Cincinnati-based Farmer Family Foundation, we’re just a short time away from opening The SEED School of Cincinnati.
There has been tremendous progress to open the school in the fall of 2014, including:
- Being selected as operator for a public boarding school by the Ohio State Board of Education
- Signing a contract with the Ohio State Board of Education
- Signing an agreement with Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS)
- Passing legislation to secure state funding for the school
- Signing a lease with CPS to build SEED’s campus on the former Heinold Middle School site
- Forming an initial board of trustees
The next steps to open The SEED School of Cincinnati in 2014 are to begin campus construction and a capital campaign to fund that construction, tailor SEED’s public boarding school model to Ohio’s students and state standards, and reach out to school districts across the state, which have the choice to send students to the School. In the summer of 2013, The SEED School of Cincinnati will have a leadership team in place.
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