Most Likely To Succeed
Sunday, January 31, 2016, 2 P.M., no charge
Charles Theatre, 405 N. Main Street, Charles City
Without question the Charles City Community School District is in the midst of some major changes from building configurations to empowering students to focus on their passions in the classroom. But with the current and upcoming shifts in Charles City education you might be asking yourself, why change?
While change in schools seems hard, it’s possible. Our goal is to move Charles City students to the next level. We are working to offer our students a state-of-the-art education where they are driven not by grades and scores, but for learning to further their interests and passions.
We are hosting a free screening of the movie “Most Likely To Succeed” to parents, community members and secondary students, and will follow up the movie with a discussion afterwards led by superintendent Dr. Dan Cox. Please join us for a look on how Charles City Schools are rebuilding education for a 21st century.
For most of the last century, entry-level jobs were plentiful, and college was an affordable path to a fulfilling career. That world no longer exists. The feature-length documentary Most Likely to Succeed examines the history of education, revealing the growing shortcomings of our school model in today's innovative world. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been named “among the best edu-documentaries ever produced” by Education Week, and called a “smart and engaging look at education in the 21st century” by The Hollywood Reporter. Film Threat stated that “this film should be a required course for all parents and educators.” Most Likely To Succeed is an official selection of many of the nation’s top film festivals, including the prestigious 2015 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival