In the conclusion of this series the DC Met family pulls together towards the first graduating class, sifting through many more layers of complications.
Join Principal Tanishia Williams Minor and her dedicated staff as they guide their students toward graduation day against difficult odds.
Raven Q. is a tough kid who spent much of her life in foster homes. She finds friendships on the streets and soon gets pulled into a world of violence. A friend’s death is a wake up call for her, and she becomes focused on her own success.
Principal Tanishia Williams Minor is responsible for the first graduating class of Washington Metropolitan High School (DC Met). Watch her put her whole self into helping these students navigate sometimes unsparingly difficult lives that threaten their academic success.
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).
Raven C. is a mother, and a junior in high school. Watch her story as part of “180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School” premiering on March 25th and 26th only on PBS.
Rufus has caught a lot of cases in his young seventeen years, but he is determined to make it out of high school. Watch his story as part of “180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School” premiering on March 25th and 26th only on PBS.