Next Episode of Last Chance High is
Season 1 / Episode 8 and airs on 26 September 2017 22:00
On Chicago's West Side, there is a school for the city's most at-risk youth — the Moses Montefiore Academy. Most of the students at Montefiore have been kicked out of other schools for aggressive behavior, and many have been diagnosed with emotional disorders. Last Chance High takes viewers inside Montefiore's classrooms and into the homes of students who are one mistake away from being locked up or committed to a mental hospital. In the first episode of the eight-part original VICE News series we are introduced to two 14-year-old Montefiore students, Cortez and Crystal, who were sent to the school after violently attacking teachers. Cortez's mother blames the boy's father, who is serving a life sentence for murder. Crystal has stabbed her classmates and been caught shoplifting since arriving to Montefiore, which has left her mother on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Though the task can be overwhelming, the Montefiore staff never gives up trying to reach the city's most difficult and volatile student population.
Doors open at Chicago's last therapeutic school and staff struggle to maintain order; Cortez and Crystal recite their record of violence before starting a fight on the school bus.
Reverend Robin Hood, a local school council member, describes the years of systemic oppression and racism that led to the current volatile situation in the city of Chicago.
Montreal Spanky Almond, a young student bullied for his crippling speech impediment, finds a mentor; Crystal runs away from home, leaving everyone scared for her life.
With a love for dodgeball and Minnie Mouse, Iriel throws a temper tantrum that the staff can barely contain; Reverend Hood agrees to take Cortez to see his father in prison.
The fate of Montefiore grows uncertain as CPS threatens to close the school; Coach Williams and Reverend Hood spread holiday cheer; students prepare for a special assembly.
Amid the most violent year in Chicago in 20 years, Keontay adopts a new life on the streets; as he flirts with death, old mentors attempt to persuade him to take another path.
Former staff reconnect with old Montefiore students who lack the support the school once provided; Cortez tests his luck with the law; Montreal makes strides forward.
Cortez's mounting feud with a rival gang forces his family to flee Chicago; Keontay gets an unwelcome visit by DHS; Montreal gets a breath of hope.
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