Joseph Smiles
Rufus
Principal Minor
DC Met 4 Life!

To educators, Washington Metropolitan High School (DC Met) is an alternative school with a devoted staff. To district leaders, it is a failure. To many of the school’s students, it is home – a safe haven from sometimes unsparingly difficult lives. Whatever one’s vantage, 180 Days: A Year inside an American High School provides an intimate portrait of this fledgling school’s day-to-day stories, condensing a full school year – 180 days – into four hours (2 two-hour episodes).

With a dynamic and charismatic young principal and five remarkable kids at the center of the story, 180 Days invites viewers in for an unprecedented first-hand look of life inside of a school that tries to meet the needs of some of our nation’s most challenged students.

The Teachers & Students of DC-Met

Ms. Tanishia Williams Minor
Tanishia Williams Minor
Principal
Mr. Perren Q. Peterson
Perren Q. Peterson
Assistant Principal
Mr. Jonathan Smythe
Jonathan Smythe
Science Teacher
Ms. Elizabeth Braganza
Elizabeth Braganza
AP English Teacher/Cheer Leading Instructor
Mr. Gary Barnes
Gary Barnes
Coach/In-School Suspension Coordinator
Raven C.
Raven C.
Junior
Raven Q.
Raven Q.
Senior
Delaunte
Delaunte
Senior
Tiara
Tiara
Senior
Rufus
Rufus
Sophmore
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