Frontline: Fast Times at West Philly High On-Demand

Frontline: Fast Times at West Philly High On-Demand

FRONTLINE "Fast Times at West Philly High"

Watch On-Demand: Explore the viability of hybrid cars and the prospects of effective innovation in public education.

In support of the public media initiative to help students stay on the path to on-time high school graduation and future success, WXXI presents Frontline "Fast Times at West Philly High.

Students and teachers from West Philadelphia High School, a public high school serving one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Philadelphia, defy expectations as they design and build two super-hybrid cars for international competition and compete for the chance to be part of a technological revolution. In summer 2010, the high school’s EVX Team raced against mega-sized auto manufacturers, multimillion-dollar start-ups and university teams from around the world in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition. The challenge: Build an affordable, 100 miles-per-gallon car. The prize: $10 million dollars. In “Fast Times at West Philly High,” Frontline explores the viability of these cars, the potential that exists within our young people and the prospects of effective innovation in public education. Learn More at: Frontline: Fast Times at West Philly High Website

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Local support for the American Graduate Initiative and this broadcast is made possible by Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, preparing students for graduation, college, and a career.

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