FREE screening of ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ at Foster PAC on Sat., March 19


Academy Schools will be hosting a special screening of the award-winning documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, at the Foster High School PAC Theater in Tukwila on Saturday, March 19 at 6 p.m. 

There is no charge for admissions, however seating is limited and attendees must register through the Eventbrite link on the Academy Schools website:

Here’s a trailer:

This screening is just the beginning of a serious conversation between educators, school administrators, parents, and leaders of education agencies on the state and federal level.

“The 21st century is going  to be all about building,  creating, and innovating.  This remarkable film shows  a path of how we can  empower all of our children  to do that.” Sal Khan, Khan Academy

Film Synopsis:

For most of the last century, entry-level jobs were plentiful, and college was an affordable path to a fulfilling career. That world no longer exists. The feature-length documentary Most Likely to Succeed examines the history of education, revealing the growing shortcomings of our school model in today’s innovative world.

Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been named “among the best edu-documentaries ever produced” by Education Week.  The Huffington Post stated that Most Likely to Succeed “delivers a message Americans need to hear, and desperately.”  Film Threat said, “This film should be a required course for all parents and educators.”

Noteworthy Statistics:

  • 53% of recent college graduates are under—or unemployed.
  • Student engagement in school plummets as they get to higher grades—from 80% in elementary school to just 40%   by the beginning of high school.
  • Just 11% of employers—yet 96% of academic provosts–believe colleges are effective in preparing graduates for the workplace.
  • A Lego Foundation study reports that students lose more than 90% of their creative capacity during their school years.
  • Gallup found that college grads who had opportunities to apply classroom learning to internships, jobs, or ambitious   projects are twice as likely to be engaged in work later in life.
  • 65% of today’s grade-school children will end up in jobs that haven’t been invented yet.
  • The current length of a job for a millennial is an average of 2.6 years, and millennials will have 15-20 jobs over   the course of their working lives.
  • By 2020, 40% to 50% of all income-producing work will be short-term contracts, freelance work and so-called SuperTemps.
  • 45% of recent college graduates return home to live with their parents.

Please join us for this critical event.

The Foster PAC is located at 4242 S. 144th Street in Tukwila.

About Academy Schools:
Academy Schools is a Pre-K through grade 12 independent, inclusive, and diverse school with small classes (1 to 10 teacher-student ratio) where students discover the joy of learning and explore their creative potential. Academy Schools serves typically developing, gifted, and LD students employing a variety of instructional methodologies, including highly structured lessons with predictability and hands-on learning activities, supporting a challenging, personalized curriculum, knowing that each child learns differently.

At Academy Schools we pride ourselves in taking curriculum a step further and address each student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. Our curriculum meets or exceeds all Washington State Grade Level Standards for Grades pre-K through 12. Our High School curriculum also meets the College Admission Standards for Washington State Universities, as well as most other national and international universities.

What makes Academy Schools’ program unique is that we deliver instruction in a manner that allows each child to excel.  Our small class size ensures that teachers are able to monitor student progress and comprehension and quickly respond to student questions.  This enables us to ensure that all students are challenged, and that any skill or content deficits are addressed.  Our highly trained staff delivers instruction in a variety of modes in order to accommodate diverse learning styles.

In addition to rigorous academics, our curriculum emphasizes the development of character.  We model, teach, and practice community citizenship.  We emphasize responsibility, concern for one another, and a commitment to excellence.  Our students learn and utilize conflict resolution and other problem solving skills.

For more information, contact:

Jennifer H. Sargent
Executive Director
Academy Schools
14601 Interurban Ave. S.
Tukwila, WA 98168

(206) 588-0860

[email protected]

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