Charter High School
Free Spirit Media teaches a progression of video production classes for elective credit at North Lawndale College Preparatory High School’s two campuses.
Clases at NLCP focus on media literacy and public service announcement and documentary production. Seniors also apply to be in FSM's Advanced Production Class to produce independent documentaries for their senior project gateway. Students develop a variety of skills, including idea development, directing, camera operations, and editing.
This program represents a unique nonprofit-school partnership model that not only emphases tying programming to core academic standards and the academic curriculum, but also pushes traditional classroom learning beyond the school walls.
NLCP student work is telecast weekly on CAN TV Channel 19 in Chicago, Saturdays at 8pm as part of FSM's HoopsHIGH show. Additionally, student work is featured at showcases, festivals, and online throughout the year.