Seven immature adults went clandestine as students at a
Kansas high school for the documentary series “Undercover
The volunteers, ages 21 to 26, done themselves look
younger, and one of them even got braces to demeanour the
They detected issues students were going by that
even the administration didn’t know about.
You couldn’t compensate many people to relive their high school
But that’s accurately what 7 immature adults did for the new
AE documentary series “Undercover High,”
which premieres Tuesday.
The show follows the 7 participants, ages 21 to 26, as they
poise as students at Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas,
during the open 2017 semester.
The idea of the program is to display the hurdles of students
and school staff, as good as yield administrators details
students would usually never share with them.
“I always wonder, what is a tyro not revelation us that they will
only tell a peer?” Tiffany Anderson, the superintendent of Topeka
Public Schools, pronounced in an early episode.
Over the semester, the immature adults were unprotected to bullying,
passionate harassment, poverty, violence, and drug addiction, among
other issues. And in some cases, administrators did not realize
the border of the problems.
“All of those topics are discussed at some turn at school, but
between students, the discernment is just much deeper than what we
would have gained otherwise,” Anderson told Business Insider.
The participants tried to demeanour like convincing high-school
students. The men shaved to demeanour younger, while one woman, a
25-year-old named Erin, was even propitious with braces. They took a
full march bucket and did assignments like the rest of the
Although the organisation perceived psychological training before the
semester, zero could ready them for what they experienced.
As early episodes of the show indicate, cellphone use is rampant
among students at the school, and social media became a greater
source of vigour and highlight than it had been for participants
who graduated as recently as 5 years ago.
“The kinds of hurdles that we gifted in high school along
with my peers are now 24/7 issues since of technology,
computers, cellphones, and social media,” Shane Feldman, an
clandestine tyro who graduated from high school in 2012, told
Business Insider. “There’s no genuine escape.”
Issues involving social media arose fast for the participants.
One woman, a 22-year-old named Lina, held breeze of a organisation text
in which some-more than 20 male students were making shocking sexual
remarks about her shortly after she arrived at the school.
“I consider my heart kind of stopped for a minute,” she said.
She after sensitive the school’s principal, who detected that
some of the people in the organisation content weren’t even students in the
“Undercover High” is an bid between AE and Lucky 8
productions. The companies formerly collaborated on the show
“60 Days In,” which follows adults who go
clandestine as inmates in an Atlanta jail and is now in its
The first part of “Undercover High” front Tuesday at 10 p.m.
ET, followed by a shred featuring a psychotherapist and an
youth clergyman who were advisers on the show, as good as
a member of a predicament content line and some of the undercover