The First Class
The Story of Crosstown High
THE FIRST CLASS documentary follows the founding class of Crosstown High in Memphis, one of the innovative XQ schools redefining the future of learning—at a time when new approaches are necessary.
“The First Class” takes an up-close and personal look at the founding class of Crosstown High in Memphis, one of the XQ schools across the nation showing us how to make high school more meaningful while preparing all students for the future.
Join Crosstown students on their journeys from 9th grade through the triumph of graduation as they imagine life on Mars, step into the lives of refugees, learn to think critically, and ultimately find themselves. This documentary will inspire educators and communities to take a close look at the challenges facing students in their own high schools and to start the conversation about how they, too, can rethink learning for teachers and students.