Upcoming C-SPAN Bus Visit to MYcroSchool Pinellas is a Unique Opportunity for the School’s Students

MYcroSchool Pinellas welcomes C-SPAN to its campus at 840 Third Avenue South on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, from 9:00 to 11:00 am.  This is an exciting opportunity for MYcroSchool Pinellas, a public school focused on serving students who have encountered life challenges which caused them to drop out of school.

The charter high school’s students will be able to meet the C-SPAN team and interact with the many high-tech features of the bus, which is equipped with a television studio and more.

MYcroSchool Pinellas Social Studies Teacher and C-SPAN Fellow Glenn Walker was instrumental in bringing the bus to the local campus. Walker commented, “C-SPAN is more than just a cable TV network providing coverage of government. It is also an interactive platform for learning about government and our citizen’s role in it.”

MYcroSchool Pinellas is a dropout recovery program that has morning and afternoon sessions to accommodate student schedules. The on-site C-SPAN visit will be for morning students. MYcroSchool Pinellas’ afternoon students can visit the bus at USF St. Petersburg from 12:30 to 4:30 pm.

About MYcroSchool Pinellas

MYcroSchool Pinellas is a tuition-free public charter high school in St. Petersburg. MYcroSchool Pinellas opened in 2012 as a response to the dropout crisis in the county. The school serves approximately 250 students who are ages 16-21. The SACS-accredited school provides personalized, classroom-based learning to students who have dropped out and need to get back on-track to graduation. Caring teachers work with students to help students learn the skills needed to graduate and meet their lifelong career and college goals. Learn more at mycroschool.org.

About the C-SPAN Bus

The C-SPAN Bus is an interactive, multi-media learning center that brings C-SPAN’s coverage of public affairs to communities nationwide and teaches students, teachers and the public how to follow Washington Your Way. The Bus attends events across the country, including book festivals, education conferences, and political gatherings. The Bus is equipped with a television studio and multiple monitors where visitors can view and interact with C-SPAN programs and websites. Visitors can also test their knowledge of public affairs through quizzes and learn about the StudentCam documentary contest. Learn more at c-span.org/about/community.

For more information, contact Glenn Walker at glenn.walker@mycroschool.org.