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Documentary film to be shown at SPHS Performing Arts Center

‘Most Likely to Succeed’ explores compelling new approaches to education


Saint Peter Public Schools, along with Saint Peter Community and Family Education and the Nicollet County Historical Society, will host the documentary film, “Most Likely to Succeed,” starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the new Saint Peter High School theater/auditorium.


The Films on First Thursdays documentary film series is presented in partnership between Saint Peter Community and Family Education and the Nicollet County Historical Society. Admission is free and this event is open to the public.


“The timing of this film is perfect. At the high school, and district wide, we’ve been having conversations about how not only the building has to look different. Teaching and learning has to look different, too. It is imperative when preparing new graduates for the real world,” SPHS Principal Annette Engeldinger said. “At the new Saint Peter High School, we’re moving toward project/problem based learning, as well as personalized learning opportunities for all kids. We owe it to our students and our community to better prepare them.”


Parents are encouraged to bring their school-aged children to this event as this film

examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to transform learning as we know it.


After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same. The film follows students into the classrooms of High Tech High, an innovative new school in San Diego. There, over the course of a school year, two groups of ninth graders take on ambitious, project-based challenges that promote critical skills rather than rote memorization.


Most Likely to Succeed points to a transformation in learning that may hold the key to success for millions of our youth as they grapple with the ramifications of rapid advances in technology, automation and growing levels of income inequality.


Following the film, Superintendent Paul Peterson will share how the Saint Peter Public School District is committed to meeting the needs of 21st Century Learners.


To see a trailer from the film go to: