Gordon Parks High School Curriculum

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    Interpreting the Gordon Parks legacy through curriculum has had results you won’t see at other schools. Multi-year civic engaged storytelling projects have resulted in filmmaking projects like Transitions: University Avenue, successful championing of a 5-acre park behind our school and alumni who become community leaders walking in the footsteps of Gordon Parks. The best is yet to come.  

    Transitions: University Avenue
    A multi-year long collaboration with the Minnesota Historical Society documenting the before, during and after stages of the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit project.

    Gordon Parks Still Inspires at Saint Paul School that Bears His NameGordon Parks High School partners with Soultouch Productions for the Gordon Parks Legacy class.

    Telling Stories of Immigration
    Gordon Parks High School collaborated with Film North (formerly IFP) to tell stories of immigration.

    End The Cycle
    A collaboration with Saint Paul Sunrise Rotary to address the topic of mental health, addiction, and incarceration.

    Three Ring Garden: A Student Vision
    A multi-year collaboration with the City of St. Paul to champion the concept of a park adjacent to our school. 

    A film about a mural collaboration with Forecast Public Art to champion the future park on Griggs.

    Gordon Parks High School: Our Future Park
    A Change Film about a Future Park celebration that GPHS produced in 2017. 

     Visit the Gordon Parks High School Vimeo Page to see many more films.