MISSION: Service Ethics Academics (S.E.A.) of St. Louis is a college-prep community in which students in grades 9-12, teachers, and parents work together to empower young women, through rigorous academics, to find the successful woman inside herself, be responsive to the needs of others, and become self-confident leaders and contributors in a global society.
VISION: S.E.A. will provide an effective college preparatory curriculum embedded with a character-building program in which students learn to set educational and personal goals, engage in diverse and motivating extracurricular activities, including community involvement.
WHERE WE ARE NOW: S.E.A. is the end goal of dedicated Faculty, Staff, Parents and St. Elizabeth Academy Alumnae seeking to continue the legacy of providing quality education for young women living in the City of St. Louis. Due to timing of Charter School application deadlines and the announced closing of St. Elizabeth Academy, the possibility of beginning the Charter school, if approved, will be for the 2014-15 school year.
Our current efforts are primarily on completing the charter school application and moving through that process. It is daunting work, but with the challenging mission and vision of S.E.A., we want only the best for the students we will serve and so will continue to work diligently towards a successful approval of our application in December 2013.
Fundraising remains a critical part of our efforts. Before the school opens in August 2014, a principal and faculty/staff will need to be hired, educational and technical materials purchased, a school building secured, advertising materials developed, and insurance bought, just to name a few of the start-up needs for our school. Funding from the state of Missouri will not arrive until November 2014 and start-up funds from major organizations, such as the Walton Foundation, no longer exist. We estimate needing approximately $200,000 in start-up funds, so will continue to work on fundraising, and promise to keep you informed via FaceBook and this website. Check out the Fundraising tab on the S.E.A. website, www.sea-academy.org, for more information.