Degrassi Junior High follows a lively group of junior high students of various ethnic and economic backgrounds. The series, like its predecessor, The Kids of Degrassi Street, looks at the challenges faced by young people from their point of view. The stories focus on a multitude of issues, including sex and sexuality, drugs and drinking, child abuse and shoplifting. But the episodes aren’t all serious – there is still plenty of fun with skateboards, zits, and crushes.
Degrassi Junior High ran from 1987 to 1989 —produced in association with CBC and the PBS flagship station WGBH. The series was critically acclaimed for its sensitive and realistic portrayal of the challenges of teenage life. Degrassi Junior High featured many of the same actors from The Kids of Degrassi Street, including Stacie Mistysyn, Neil Hope and Anais Granofsky.