Higher Ground

Higher Ground

2000, Action, Drama
A former Wall Street power player becomes headmaster at a wilderness camp for at-risk teens.

Episode Guide

  • Higher Ground - Because I Love You (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Because I Love You

    Peter agrees to hold a prom; Shelby grieves when Scott leaves Horizon; Ezra is tempted to take drugs; Sophie asks Peter to marry her.

  • Higher Ground - Mended Fences (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Mended Fences

    Everyone braces for Parents' Weekend; Scott won't speak to Shelby when she returns to Horizon; Peter asks Sophie to marry him.

  • Higher Ground - Falling Up (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Falling Up

    Peter's growing drug addiction leads to a breakdown; Scott tries to forge a new bond with his estranged mother.

  • Higher Ground - Because It's There (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Because It's There

    Peter is injured while training for a mountain climb and begins taking painkillers; Shelby takes care of her abusive stepfather.

  • Higher Ground - One of Those Days (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    One of Those Days

    Shelby and Scott rehearse Ezra's play, which resembles "Romeo and Juliet"; Sophie battles intense pain; Peter's brother pays a surprise visit.

  • Higher Ground - Daisied and Confused (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Daisied and Confused

    Daisy must return home for her mother's funeral and face the alcoholic father she tried to kill; Juliette and Auggie grow closer.

  • Higher Ground - Innocence (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:


    Shelby gets lost in a snowstorm during a wilderness hike after Scott pressures her to talk about her past; Peter's father has a heart attack.

  • Higher Ground - Exposed (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:


    When the kids discover an undercover reporter in their midst, they concoct wild stories for her; Daisy realizes that Shelby's tale of abuse and prostitution is true.

  • Higher Ground - The Kids Stay in the Picture (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    The Kids Stay in the Picture

    Peter and Sophie are irritated when Chloe, Horizon's new CEO, brings in a director to make a promotional film using actors.

  • Higher Ground - Attention Deficit (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Attention Deficit

    A new student quickly antagonizes his schoolmates, while his father is forced to trek through bear country with Peter.

  • Higher Ground - Wherefore Art Thou (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Wherefore Art Thou

    After Juliette and Auggie run away, Auggie is arrested for shoplifting food, and Peter must plead his case at a probation hearing.

  • Higher Ground - Best Behavior (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Best Behavior

    Ezra despairs when he learns that his parents' happiness is a charade; Juliette cuts herself when she discovers that she isn't invited to her mother's wedding.

  • Higher Ground - Close Encounters (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Close Encounters

    Scott flees an encounter with his abusive stepmother, stealing down river in a kayak; Shelby falls in love with an abandoned horse.

  • Higher Ground - Hope Falls (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Hope Falls

    After a new student commits suicide, Frank takes everyone to Hope Falls, where his own son overdosed 22 years ago.

  • Higher Ground - Seductions (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:


    The students seek refuge in the main lodge as a violent rainstorm rocks the school, while Shelby takes advantage of the turmoil to seduce Scott.

  • Higher Ground - World's Apart (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    World's Apart

    Peter deliberately interferes with Scott's plans to run away, taking him instead on a hang-gliding expedition off of Devil's Peak.

  • Higher Ground - Crossroads (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:


    When Katherine is caught in a compromising position with Hank, she jeopardizes her impending graduation from Horizon.

  • Higher Ground - What Remains (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    What Remains

    Juliette falls into an uncharted cave and discovers the skeletal remains of an American Indian girl; Peter organizes a search party.

  • Higher Ground - Our Strongest Link (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Our Strongest Link

    The teens at Horizon must learn about teamwork when they enter a torturous dawn-to-dusk triathlon. With Joe Lando.

  • Higher Ground - Walking the Line (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Walking the Line

    Peter goes to New York to secure financial help from his father to save the school; the students are apprehensive about taking the PSATs.

  • Higher Ground - Babe in Arms (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Babe in Arms

    When Peter's students are recruited to search the woods for a missing girl, Auggie is appalled by Shelby's apparent lack of concern for the child.

  • Higher Ground - Scott Free (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Scott Free

    A former Wall Street highflier spends three years as administrator at a progressive school in the Northwest.