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.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-10-18

American High School - Munich American High School - Netflix

Munich American High School (MAHS) was a Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) system school located in Munich, Germany, on Cincinnatistrasse. MAHS was open from 1946 to 1992.

American High School - Principals - Netflix

Rex L. Gleason, 1947 to 1968 Richard Bauer, 1968 to 1973 George D. Stevens, 19xx to 1976 Joe Bressler, 1976 to 1981 Tom Rowley, 1981 to 1986 (?) Anton “Tony” Lovretta, Prior to 1983 until after 1986. George Stevens was principal of MAHS and other European schools for 17 years. He was principal at Nuremberg, Baumholder, Asmara, Wheelus, Naples, Mannheim, Izmir and Munich. He was principal for six years at Nuremberg.

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