Special showing Feb. 11 of acclaimed education film at Pelican auditorium

The Pelican Rapids schools are building the profile of a year 2036 graduate–and the community is invited to come along. “Most Likely to Succeed” is a special movie that will be shown for students and families, on Sunday Feb. 11, 1:30 p.m. in the new high school Fine Arts Auditorium.

The film is described as a powerful documentary examining education in America, aimed at inspiring school communities to re-imagine what students and teachers are capable of doing.

The Pelican school’s “2036 graduate profile” initiative is aimed at looking to the future, and enhancing the school district’s academic performance. Leading the campaign is Superintendent Randi Anderson.

For information, call Randi at 218-863-9315.

Directed by documentarian Greg Whiteley, “Most Likely to Succeed” has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, and AFI DOCS.

Since the film’s release, more than 3,000 communities worldwide have shared a screening of “Most Likely To Succeed.”

The movie’s critical praise incluided comments from “Education Week,” describing it as “among the best edu-documentaries ever produced.”

A summary of th documentary:
“The current educational system in the United States was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and was once the envy of the world. However, the world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the US education system has not. Schools are attempting to teach and test skills, when mastered, that still leave graduates woefully unprepared for the 21st Century. After presenting this problem, the documentary focuses on the story of a school in San Diego that is completely rethinking what the experience of going to school looks like.

As we follow students, parents and teachers through a truly unorthodox school experience, the audience is forced to consider what sort of educational environment is most likely to succeed in the 21st century?”