Join WFSU for a preview screening of 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School, pre-screening reception and post-screening discussion. The film takes viewers on a uniquely intimate journey through a year in the lives of students, teachers and school leaders in one Washington, DC public high school.
The series is framed by volatile national and local politics aimed at reforming this most fundamental of public institutions, but the lives at the center of 180 Days, most especially those of five students whose stories take the viewer from the day 1 to day 180, seem at once deeply impacted by and yet profoundly separate from the "Race to the Top."
As part of "American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen," a national public media initiative to help communities across America to address the high school dropout crisis, WFSU presents this screening at the Challenger Learning Center/IMAX Theater (200 South Duval Street, Tallahassee) on March 7th, 2013. The event begins at 6:00 pm with a reception and special welcome from Mayor John Marks. Invited guests include Representative Alan Williams, Senator Bill Montford, Superintendent Jackie Pons and local high school students. The screening is scheduled for 6:30 pm with discussion to follow.
This is a free event open to the public. Your registration is requested as seating is limited (registration below). Please show a valid form of ID at check-in. Those with a valid registration will have entrance priority. Seating available on a first-come basis thereafter.
NOTE: The full four-hour 180 Days documentary will air over two nights on WFSU-TV: March 25th and March 26th at 9:00 pm ET.