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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
75 to 84 percent of student can perform most tasks without assistance but will require some support with higher-level aspects.
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.
95 to 100 percent of student is an “expert” on the content. Can answer higher-level questions that require strong analytical skill.
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).
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.
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
|Registration||-||$75.00 annually per family|
50% discount for parent teachers
$75 /month for a child
$30 /month for additional child
|Resource Center Membership||$50.00 per child||-|
Co-op Coursework + Activities
- Language Arts/Reading
- Field Trips
- Fine Arts materials + instruction
- Community Professionals + Speakers
- Student Portfolio system
- Diagnostic + Progress Monitoring Assessments
- Single Seed Email Address (student) with Google Suites