As a prelude to the film premier Beyond Measure scheduled for November 16th, Watershed School will be showing the groundbreaking film, Race to Nowhere, on Tuesday, October 27th at 6:00pm as part of their Open House program. Race to Nowhere is a 2010 film that challenges current thinking about how we prepare our children for success.
Named by TakePart.com as one of “10 Education Documentaries You Don’t Want to Miss.” Race to Nowhere brings communities together to spark dialogue and galvanize change in America’s schools.
Featuring the heartbreaking stories of students across the country who have been pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing and the relentless pressure to achieve, Race to Nowhere points to a silent epidemic in our schools. Through the testimony of educators, parents and education experts, it reveals an education system in which cheating has become commonplace; students have become disengaged; stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant; and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
From the creators of Race to Nowhere, Beyond Measure follows schools that are breaking away from an outmoded, test-driven education and are shaping a new vision for our classrooms.
As an outstanding example of innovation in education, Watershed School has been ahead of the curve in creating a learning environment for young people where teaching and learning is a shared experience, where classrooms are connected to community, and where students engage creatively and collaboratively in real-world problem solving. High academic standards, innovation, and intellectual rigor can go hand-in-hand with respectful, curious, and happy high school students. These two films highlight how schools like Watershed have transformed education to prepare young people for the 21st century, above and beyond what can be measured by standardized tests.
Join us for an invigorating film and discussion on Tuesday, October 27th from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Watershed School. Admission is free and donations are accepted. For further information, please call 230-7341 or visit our website at www.watershed-school.org
Watershed School is an independent high school founded in 2003 and is dedicated to a learning environment that cultivates excellence, creativity, respect, and compassion. Watershed is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a Maine State-Approved High School.