Dorm life centers around “houses”, each named for a college or university.
Mr. Stevens’ classes are serious and cover a lot of information, but it is obvious that his students love him.
Chandler Connelly and Imani Graham put on lipstick in their dorm room.
Daa’jah Wallace and Bobbie Smith fill out a venn diagram during their history class.
Daa’jah Wallace, 17 “I think we started out with 30 boys and 30 girls. Some of the boys left, but the girls are staying.”
Chandler Connelly, 16 “You don’t really make your own time, the school manages your time for you.”
Roshae Ball, 16 “Now I’m definitely starting to appreciate the things that have been given to me.”
Malik Jackson, 17 “This is my sister’s senior year at George Mason. She’s already doing good and I want to follow in her footsteps.”
Bobbie Smith, 16 “Ms. Stacks, SEED’s principal, took me under her wing when I was in 8th grade.”
Students eat dinner made with vegetables grown in the school garden.
Most students live at the school from Monday to Friday and go home for the weekends.
One of Mr. Stevens’ students struggles to get through class. He dropped out of school at the end of the semester.
Teachers stay at the school into the evening to offer extra homework help and study time for students.