Single Seed Micro School

The Single Seed Micro School is dedicated to addressing students' individual needs through small group and one-on-one instruction. Our curriculum combines language arts, mathematics, and science into an interdisciplinary learning and inquiry-based experience.
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Welcome to Single Seed Micro School

The aim of our program is to prepare students for life after compulsory education. Whether it is college, military, workforce, or entrepreneurship, we are committed to providing an instructional environment that facilitates such growth in our students.

Our mission  is to create principled and knowledgeable world leaders through inquiry and innovative teaching.

Our vision  is to encourage interdisciplinary instruction for all students through a competency-based model that emphasizes cultural competence.

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Join Our School

We offer an instructional program that combines liberal arts and technological innovation. Registration is currently closed but our 2019-2020 wait list is open.

We are committed to providing an instructional environment that facilitates such growth in our students.

We are committed to developing students who value academic excellence. By employing an individualized approach to instructional planning and learning, we seek to produce

graduates that communicate effectively and succeed on a variety of post-graduation paths.

We cultivate learners who use critical thought to generate imaginative ideas, exploratory hypotheses, and viable solutions to problems in our world.

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Our Approach

Cultural Competence
Effective and responsible interaction with others
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Competency-Based
Learning that focuses heavily on content mastery
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Interdisciplinary
Contextual learning that combines multiple subjects
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Language and Communication


This competency addresses students’ ability to convey thoughts, beliefs, and content knowledge articulately through verbal and nonverbal methods.

In addition, students will demonstrate listening and processing skills that confirm a depth of understanding, as well as show positive collaborative practices with peers and others.

Analysis & Synthesis


This competency addresses students’ ability to use critical thinking strategies to identify essential elements of concepts and how they work together to create the whole.

Students will demonstrate their ability to reconstruct theories and ideas with added meaning and depth of knowledge.

Research & Development


This competency addresses students’ ability to locate a variety of information, evaluate for credibility, and generate original thoughts from newly acquired knowledge.

Additionally, students will demonstrate their creativity and ability to design projects and new products based on collected information.

Global Application


This competency addresses students’ ability to process and connect content knowledge and learning to a larger context for deeper understanding.

Students must be able to draw parallels, comparisons, and contrasts to the greater community and world as a whole.

Technology Literacy


This competency addresses students’ ability to manipulate forms of technology in ways that demonstrate familiarity and comfort.

Students should be able to use a variety of devices and software to yield desired outcomes, as well as demonstrate good digital citizenship.

Content Knowledge


This competency addresses students’ ability to recall significant information related to a focus discipline, especially knowledge that sets the subject apart from others.

Students should be able to demonstrate a range of knowledge according to Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Students’ learning experiences are a mix of pre-selected units and independent study. Such an approach offers more flexibility for student voice and choice while providing context to their learning.

A 4-week unit will teach multiple skills from each of the content areas below simultaneously.

English/Language Arts
Rhetoric, Grammar, The Writing Process, Greek/Latin Affixes, Novel Study
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Social Studies
World History, American History, Cultural Geography, American Law, Political Science, Economics
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Science
Earth Science, Life Science, Agriculture, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Biology
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Mathematics
Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus
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Fine Arts
Drawing, Painting, Digital Art, Photojournalism
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Emerging

20 to 64 percent of student can perform basic tasks but will not be able to answer intermediate or difficult questions even with additional assistance.

Approaching

65 to 74 percent of student can perform some intermediately difficult tasks without assistance but needs considerable support to complete any difficult work in the content area.

Meets

75 to 84 percent of student can perform most tasks without assistance but will require some support with higher-level aspects.

Proficient

85 to 94 percent of student can perform tasks without assistance from others. Is capable of answering most difficult questions related to the content area.

Masters

95 to 100 percent of student is an “expert” on the content. Can answer higher-level questions that require strong analytical skill.
Field Trips
Exposure to local attractions and events that offer unique learning opportunities.
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Speakers & Shadowing
Connecting students to local leaders and professionals who desire mentorship and career planning opportunities.
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Projects & Volunteering
Creating learning experiences that teach students about the value of community engagement.
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Academic Programs

Primary Years

Our instruction is thematic and interdisciplinary to provide context for learning, and students will generate original presentations of competency mastery. The primary years program will provide a solid foundation by fostering early independent research and practice, as well as student exposure to world-views and multiple perspectives.

An integral attribute of the approach is providing a learning environment that fosters rich interactions among learners. Through social learning, children develop a great understanding of the world around them (Bandura 1989).

Middle Years

Our middle years program continues the depth and increases the breadth of knowledge students actively build. During these years, they explore themes of self-discovery and character development. Other key focus skills include but are not limited to critical reading, media literacy, and divergent thinking (multiple ways to view a concept).

Through a technology-infused curricular program, students cultivate digital skills using various devices and software. Our middle years learners also continue developing more self-awareness related to their skillset and future goals. An emphasis on developing a growth mindset to create sustainable life-long learning is a key component for this age group. Additionally, students will work more intensely in community-based projects and engage in inquiry-based tasks that demonstrate content mastery and global application.

Upper Years

Our upper years program combines the disciplines as in previous years and presents a global perspective on U.S. history, culture, and human relations. Students work mostly through independent studies. Learners round out their Single Seed experience by engaging in projects that prepare them for life outside of compulsory education.

These college & career portfolios, shadowing, and interviews allow them one of many ways to demonstrate mastery in Single Seed competencies such as Language & Communication, Analysis & Synthesis, Research & Development, and Technology Literacy. Whether they’re choosing the workforce, entrepreneurship, college, or military, co-op students will demonstrate their readiness through multiple methods.

2018 - 2019 Registration & Membership Benefits

Monthly Yearly
Registration - $75.00 annually per family
Co-Op Membership
50% discount for parent teachers
$75 /month for a child
$30 /month for additional child
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Resource Center Membership $50.00 per child -
Co-op Coursework + Activities
  • Language Arts/Reading
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Field Trips
  • Fine Arts materials + instruction
  • Community Professionals + Speakers
  • Student Portfolio system
  • Diagnostic + Progress Monitoring Assessments
  • Single Seed Email Address (student) with Google Suites