The BEST Episodes of Higher Ground

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2021

Network: Fox Family

Former Wall Street mogul Peter Scarbrow becomes headmaster of Mount Horizon, a progressive school in the Northwest for teens at risk.

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Close Encounters

#1 - Close Encounters

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 17, 2000

Scott travels down a treacherous river, trying to run away after an encounter with his abusive stepmother. Meanwhile, Shelby falls in love with a horse that's been abused and abandoned.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alan Simmonds
Writers: Deborah Schwartz
Best Behavior

#2 - Best Behavior

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 31, 2000

Juliette is devastated when she isn't invited to her mother's wedding; Ezra is devastated when he learns that his parents' apparent reconciliation is a sham.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alan Simmonds
Writers: John Mandel
The Kids Stay In The Picture

#3 - The Kids Stay In The Picture

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 21, 2000

Horizon's new boss wants to make a promotional film that uses actors instead of the actual students, and Scott's real mother shows up seeking to regain custody of him.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Michael Rohl
Writers: Matt Hastings
Exposed

#4 - Exposed

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 28, 2000

When an undercover reporter shows up to do an expose on the school, the students feed her the wild stories that she wants to hear.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alan Simmonds
Writers: Bruce Miller
Because It's There

#5 - Because It's There

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired May 26, 2000

Scott tries to get Peter to get Shelby back to Horizon. Shelby finds out her stepfather abused her little sister Jess.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Bruce Miller
Falling Up

#6 - Falling Up

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 3, 2000

Peter gets hooked on pain killers. Scotts mother comes to vist. Shelby comes back to horizion.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Craig Volk
Mended Fences

#7 - Mended Fences

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Jun 9, 2000

PARENTS WEEK! Scott and Shelby get into a fight. Juliette meets Auggies parents. Shelby's sister runs away from home and to Horizon. Scott lies and tells his father his step mother never abused him (but she really did). When Juliette goes to make herself throw up she ends up talking to Shelby and they sort-of become friends. After Jess gets to Horizon and tells Scott & Shelby her awful story, Scott begins to understand what Shelby went through.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Matt Hastings
Writers: John Mandel
Because I Love You

#8 - Because I Love You

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Jun 16, 2000

Scott's dad comes to take him back home. Scott tries to convince Shelby they can stay togeather even if he dosen't stay at Horizion. Kat talks Peter & Sopie in to having a MORP. David is back and Ezra is upset because Daisy like David and not him. Scott get into a fight with his dad on their way home an makes him take him take him back to Horizion, and when he gets back Shelby asked him why he came back and he said ""because I love you."" Sopie asks Peter to marry her.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alan Simmonds
Writers: Jennifer Furlong, Michael Braverman
What Remains

#9 - What Remains

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 11, 2000

A search-and-rescue mission is mounted to find Juliette, who has fallen into an uncharted cave containing ancient Indian bones.

star 9.50
2 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Craig Volk
Scott Free

#10 - Scott Free

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 14, 2000

Troubled Scott is brought to the school against his will, as Peter learns that the bank is foreclosing on the school property.

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Michael Braverman
Crossroads

#11 - Crossroads

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 18, 2000

Sophie gives the group a parenting assignment, and Katherine's behavior with her boyfriend threatens her impending graduation.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Denitria Harris-Lawrence
Worlds Apart

#12 - Worlds Apart

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 25, 2000

Auggie's older brother tries to talk him into selling drugs to the rich kids at Horizon, while potential investors visit the school, and Sophie and Peter try to figure out their relationship.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Brenton Spencer
Writers: Denitria Harris-Lawrence
Seductions

#13 - Seductions

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 3, 2000

As a thunderstorm causes the school to flood, Shelby's attempt to seduce Scott brings him unpleasant memories.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Jennifer Furlong
Attention Deficit

#14 - Attention Deficit

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 14, 2000

When a tough father brings his troubled son to the school, the kid soon antagonizes the other students as the father treks through bear country with Peter.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Brenton Spencer
Writers: Craig Volk
Innocence

#15 - Innocence

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired May 5, 2000

As a winter storm moves in, the kids' solo treks are ruined, Shelby becomes lost, and Peter's visiting father has a heart attack.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Jennifer Furlong
Daised and Confused

#16 - Daised and Confused

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired May 12, 2000

Daisy returns home with Sophie and Shelby for her mother's funeral and must face her abusive, drunken father. Meanwhile, the Cliffhangers read and identify with Mary Shelley's ""Frankenstein"".

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Matt Hastings
Writers: Deborah Schwartz, Denitria Harris-Lawrence
One of Those Days

#17 - One of Those Days

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired May 19, 2000

Peter's brother arrives to contest their father's will; Sophie undergoes a medical procedure; Shelby's mother pulls her out of school to take care of her ailing, formerly abusive stepfather; Ezra steals the plot of Romeo & Juliet for his new play.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Alan Simmonds
Writers: Jeff Cohen
Wherefore Art Thou

#18 - Wherefore Art Thou

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 7, 2000

After Auggie and Juliette run away, Auggie is arrested for stealing food, and Peter must try to obtain his release at a probation hearing.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Alan Simmonds
Writers: Denitria Harris-Lawrence
Walking the Line

#19 - Walking the Line

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 28, 2000

Peter visits his father while in New York trying to get a loan, and back at the school the students dread taking their PSATs.

star 7.50
4 votes
Directors: Mick MacKay
Writers: Matt Hastings
Hope Falls

#20 - Hope Falls

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 10, 2000

After a student commits suicide, Hannah resigns and the school's founder decides to take the group on a trek to the site of his son's death 22 years earlier.

star 7.33
3 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: John Mandel
Our Strongest Link

#21 - Our Strongest Link

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 4, 2000

To teach the kids to work as a team, they are entered in the Junior Eco-Challenge competition.

star 7.00
3 votes
Directors: Tony Westman
Writers: Bruce Miller
Babe in Arms

#22 - Babe in Arms

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 21, 2000

As the students are recruited to help search for a six-year-old girl lost in the woods, Auggie tries to learn the reasons behind Shelby'a apparent unconcern for the child.

star 5.50
2 votes
Directors: Alan Simmonds
Writers: Craig Volk, John Mandel