JT Central Freshman Academy Recognized by Renowned Education Film Producer, Robert Compton
Robert Compton is the producer of the educational documentary, 2 Million Minutes. His documentary premise is that you have approximately 2,000,000 minutes between 8th grade graduation and graduating from high school. In the freshman academy students are encouraged to make the most of each minute. Robert Compton was recently made aware of the Joliet Central Freshman Academy "Making the Most of My 2,000,000 Minutes" campaign and came to visit the school in April. While here, he spoke to the students about what it means to be competing globally in today's society. He also filmed a short documentary on "Making a 2 Million Minute High School".
On May 7th, the Freshman Academy acknowledged more than 400 students who had been nominated for excellence in academics, behavior and character. These students received certificates in a ceremony that indicated they were truly making the most of the 2,000,000 minutes that they will spend at while a student Joliet Central High School.