Fig. 1: SEED School Course Sequence Overview Indicating the Ninth-grade Gate
The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C.
Course Sequence Overview
(8/8/05 Pending Graduation Requirements Approval)
The Middle School
The middle school is a graded, student-centered program that aims to prepare students for success in a traditional, college preparatory upper school course sequence.
A two-year sequence which includes:
The Ninth Grade Gate
The Ninth Grade Gate is a standards-based list of skills that students entering the ninth grade must be able to perform in order to be a grade level and to embark on a college preparatory upper school curriculum. Students work on mastering these skills throughout the middle school course sequence. Students do not enter the upper school until they have mastered the Ninth Grade Gate skills.
The Upper School
The upper school is a traditional, college preparatory sequence of courses leading to college admission
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