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Former Wall Street mogul Peter Scarbrow becomes headmaster of Mount Horizon, a progressive school for teens at risk, high in the mountains of the Northwestern United States.
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Series cast summary:
Joe Lando ...  Peter Scarbrow 22 episodes, 2000
Hayden Christensen ...  Scott Barringer 22 episodes, 2000
A.J. Cook ...  Shelby Merrick 22 episodes, 2000
Kandyse McClure ...  Katherine Ann 'Kat' Cabot / ... 22 episodes, 2000
Jorge Vargas ...  Augusto 'Auggie' Ciceros 22 episodes, 2000
Meghan Ory ...  Juliette Waybourne 22 episodes, 2000
Kyle Downes ...  Ezra Friedken / ... 22 episodes, 2000
Jewel Staite ...  Daisy Lipenowski 22 episodes, 2000
Anne Marie DeLuise ...  Sophie Becker 17 episodes, 2000


Located high in the mountains of the Northwestern United States and 25 miles from the nearest town, Mount Horizon High School is a harbor for at-risk teenagers from their troubled pasts. The series focuses on one group of teens, the Cliffhangers, who, with the aid of school counselors and each other, navigate adolescence as they learn to overcome their fears and face their inner demons. Providing them with not only a normal high school education, but also a rigorous schedule of outdoor activities and the tools they need in the aftermath of their abuse, the students work towards gaining confidence to face their personal struggles. While navigating perilous action sequences, friendships, and romantic entanglements, the students (and some teachers) find Mount Horizon's world much safer than their turbulent home lives have been. The students tackle issues such as substance abuse, depression, neglect, sexual, physical and verbal abuse, self-harm, eating disorders, gang violence, learning ...

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When Their Troubles Can't Be Solved, He's Their Last Chance.





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The cancellation of the show was due to the network that it was on at the time, Fox Family having been sold. The show was a part of the company that didn't make it to ABC Family. See more »


After Kat sees the blood on a shirt in Juliette's dirty laundry, she runs into the room and tears off the sleeve of Juliette's shirt. In the next shot, it's not torn, and in the following scenes when Juliette is being taken away and in the lodge it also isn't torn. (episode 11) See more »


Shelby Merrick: How's the tour going, Scott? Have you shown him Dead Man's Jump or should I?
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Troubled "at-risk" teens are sent to kind of a like a boot camp called Horizon.
29 January 2000 | by txgirl4561See all my reviews

I really like this TV show. I think the plots are really good. There's one actor, Hayden Christensen (plays Scott), who really shines in this show. He's really talented, he's already given me a great look at his acting capabilities. I think he's really gonna make it... I hope he does! He's got the good looks to pull it off! He makes the show extra good. But the rest are all great also, including the counselor (Joe Lando) who you may know from "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Women". But yes, the show keeps you glued to the set... but it's hard to say what you think about it, because it's so new! I think it has a bright future! I recommend it for all you TV surfers! Of course I'm a teen, so I'll always watch it for that hottie, Hayden! He really is a good actor, though... trust me! (not just drop dead gorgeous)

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