In a neighborhood where only 33 percent of students make it through high school and few go on to college, the Seed School in Washington DC is making a difference to get its youngsters on the road to success.

Most students entering the Seed School do so three grades below grade level. Upon entry, students are set up in dormitories during the week and allowed to spend weekends at home.

This year, the school proudly reported a 100 percent graduation and college acceptance rate.

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The students, who range from sixth to twelfth grade, describe the Seed School as a safe haven in an area where drugs and crime are the norm.

“Two of them passed and one is in jail,” says recent graduate Diangilo Miles when asked if he keeps in touch with friends from his previous school.