A&E Network has commissioned an untitled documentary series focused on the experience of attending an American public high school.
The 12-episode docuseries will follow seven young adults who are sent in by Topeka, Kansas, school officials for a semester at Highlight Park High School. Participants will immerse themselves to help the community and country learn more about life as a public high school student. The show was filmed during the spring 2017 semester. It is produced for A&E by Learning Tree Productions, which is a subsidiary of Lucky 8 TV.
Executive producers for Learning Tree include Gregory Henry, Kimberly Woodard, Jeff Grogan, Kelly McClurkin and Charlie Marquardt. Exec producers for A&E are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Brad Holcman, with Molly Ebinger serving as co-executive producer.
“Highland Park High School is emblematic of schools across America today,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, the executive VP and head of programming at A&E Network. “Through immersive content and unprecedented access, viewers return to high school for a unique look into life as an American teen today, a topic at the forefront of today’s cultural conversation. We are so grateful to the school officials, students and the parents for such personal access.”