Vice’s YouTube series on ‘Last Chance High’ is all about a school on the west side of Chicago, USA and their students. The Moses Montefiore Academy takes in students that have been expelled from previous schools or those who are diagnosed with emotional or sometimes physical, disorders. The school in Chicago is very much equivalent to the UK’s Pupil Referral Units.
The series explores some of the lives of students and their parents, showcasing issues that kids have in their gangland neighbourhoods, mental/emotional disorders and family life.
As the series goes on, viewers see small parts of the students’ journeys.
Take a look at the first episode, and see how the US schooling system compares to the UK’s.