American High School

In this six-part series, BBC Three has unprecedented access to Orangeburg-Wilkinson, a majority African-American High School in South Carolina.

It follows a charismatic principal and his students over the course of one school year and through their eyes we witness life-changing moments.

With the odds are often stacked against them we follow the class of 2016 over this, their make-or-break year.

We experience their highs and their lows as they prepare for life after high school. We meet Ivy League hopefuls, male cheerleaders and young mothers on a tough journey into adulthood. This is school as you've never seen it before and a unique insight into how it really feels to be young and black in America today.

Show Info

Streamed on: United Kingdom BBC Three (2016 - now)
Schedule: Tuesdays (30 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Reality
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Previous Episode

Walk Across That Stage

Episode 1x06; Nov 22, 2016

It's the end of the school year, and Orangeburg-Wilkinson is still reeling from Dr Peters' news.With just a few weeks to go until graduation, a number of seniors – including Vernon - are still at risk of failing. Can he improve his grades in time to

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Walk Across That StageNov 22, 2016
1x05: All Hands On DeckNov 15, 2016
1x04: Episode 4Nov 8, 2016
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