Crystal runs away from home leaving her mother to fear for the worst. Augustin visits the doctor to discuss a potentially life threatening surgery to fix a deformation in his face, but makes progress back at school dealing with his anger issues brought on by bullying from other kids.
On Chicago's West Side, there is a school for the city's most at-risk youth — the Moses Montefiore Academy. Most of the students at Montefiore have been kicked out of other schools for aggressive behavior, and many have been diagnosed with emotional disorders.
Last Chance High takes viewers inside Montefiore's classrooms and into the homes of students who are one mistake away from being locked up or committed to a mental hospital.