180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School
WGBY airs 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School tonight, March 25, at 9pm. Following the day-to-day stories of students, parents, teachers and staff at the Washington Metropolitan High School (also known as DC Met), this documentary is an intimate portrait of a public school that attempts to make a difference in the lives of students each and every day.
Whether they are preparing for college or becoming teen moms, the students at DC Met face many challenges with spirit and resilience and welcome us to challenge many of our own assumptions as we travel with the first graduating class to commencement. Led by a charismatic and outspoken young principal, DC Met invites us in for an unprecedented first-hand account of life inside of the school reform movement. Watch a preview.
As an educator, you may identify with what you see in this story of a principal who remains optimistic that her students can succeed despite the personal and academic obstacles they face. We’d appreciate hearing what you think about this film or about your own obstacles or triumphs during the 180 days you spend inside an American school.