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Higher Ground is a drama series that aired in 2000 on Fox Family. The series is about troubled teens who go to Mount Horizon High School, where they face their problems with addiction, abuse, and disorders. One of the teachers, Peter Scarbrow, can relate to the students and their problems due to being a recovering drug-addict himself. He leads a teen group - the Cliffhangers. Besides the schoolwork, the group does a great deal of outdoor activities and slowly facing their inner problems head on. Higher Ground lasted for one season. It was in production for a second season, but the network decided not to renew due to ratings.

Higher Ground is a Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (22 episodes). The series first aired on January 14, 2000. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.2.

Higher Ground is available for streaming on the FreeForm website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Higher Ground on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes online.

Fridays 8:00 PM et/pt on FreeForm
1 Season, 22 Episodes
January 14, 2000
Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family
Cast: Joe Lando, Hayden Christensen, A. J. Cook, Kandyse McClure, Jorgito Vargas
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Higher Ground Full Episode Guide

  • During Parents Week, Scott and Shelby get into a fight and Juliette meets Auggie's parents. Meanwhile, Shelby's sister runs away from home and to Horizon; Scott lies and tells his father his stepmother never abused him.

  • Dealing with deadlines, a cold, and a relapse, Peter faces the consequences of mixing medications. Scott's mother visits.

  • Peter funnels grief into adrenaline, training for a major mountain climb with a former student. Shelby deals with the realities of returning home.

  • Peter's brother Mark visits to contest their father's will. Shelby's family is bringing her home, and she has only one day to say goodbye. Ezra adapts 'Romeo & Juliet' to impress Daisy. Sophie deals with health issues.

  • When Daisy's mother is killed in a car accident, Daisy, Shelby, and Sophie road-trip to the funeral. At Horizon, Roger leads the students through 'Frankenstein,' relating it to each of their lives.

  • The Cliffhangers are on solo hikes when a big storm rolls in. Peter's dad shows up for a surprise visit.

  • A journalist goes undercover as a student to expose the school as a dangerous scam. The Cliffhangers aren't fooled. Shelby's story finally comes to the surface when she gets some news from home.

  • Chloe's back to film a promotional video for Mount Horizon. Peter, Sophie, and the Cliffhangers clash with the actors and director hired to portray them. Meanwhile, Scott finally tells his story to Child Protective Services.

  • Newcomer, David, and his father, General Ruxton, make life difficult for the Cliffhangers and for Peter.

  • The Cliffhangers deal with the fallout of Juliette and Augie's run and Ezra's overdose. Augie does his best to keep Juliette safe on the streets while evading Peter and Roger's search.

  • Scott runs when his parents come to visit. Meanwhile, an abused horse befriends Shelby. The Cliffhangers must work together to save the horse from colic.

  • The Cliffhangers are shaken when a new student overdoses. Frank takes the boys on a quest while Peter and the girls bake for Hannah

  • Passions run high during a violent thunderstorm.

  • Augie visits home for the first time since coming to Horizon, and his past tries to grab hold. Sophie steps back from her relationship with Peter. Chloe shows up with investors.

  • Hannah's departure and Kat's impending graduation spark old emotions and rebellion. The Cliffhangers take care of eggs for a class project. Sophie returns from Africa.

  • Juliette deals with her demons after falling into a cavern with a Native American skeleton.

  • Peter drags the Cliffhangers into the X-Challenge Race when he makes a bet against the Lawrence Hastings Prep School coach. Scott refuses to be a team player.

  • Peter faces his estranged dad and his troubled past life in New York City to try and save Mount Horizon from foreclosure. Augie spirals over upcoming school placement tests.

  • Peter's old flame, Sophie, and ex-wife, Chloe, both show up for a visit. Juliette makes a play for Scott. Shelby fights her demons as the Cliffhangers help search for a lost girl.

  • New arrival, Scott, settles in to life at Mt. Horizon, while his new group, the Cliffhangers, make their way back from an eventful 10-day quest in the woods.