Most Likely to Succeed

Special Screenings

New York Premiere

USA | 90 MINUTES | English |


Most Likely to Succeed 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 revolutionize teaching as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same. Over a century ago, American education underwent a dramatic transformation as the iconic one room schoolhouse evolved into an effective system that produced an unmatched workforce tailored for the 20th Century. As the world economy shifts and traditional white collar jobs begin to disappear, that same system remains intact, producing potentially chronic levels of unemployment among graduates in the 21st Century. 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 – and our nation– as we grapple with the ramifications ofrapid advances in technology and automation.


Directed by Greg Whiteley

Greg Whiteley
Greg Whiteley
Adam Leibowitz
Adam Ridley
Gabriel Patay
Executive Producer
Ted Dintersmith


Press Contact
Daria Lombroso
The Future Project
New York, 10012
Phone: 914 262 3150
Print Source
Adam Leibowitz
One Potato Productions
West Hollywood, 90046
Phone: 818 531 2763