Lucas sympathetically helps a potential dropout only to have her fall in love with him. He handles the matter with warmth and affection and tries to talk the girl off the idea.
Lucas is puzzled by a boy who is obviously intelligent, but has inexplicable difficulty with schoolwork.
Joyce Howell, a student in Lucas' class, suffers because she has her first love shattered. She writes a story for a class assignment about "that wonderful weekend with Clay." When Lucas gets it published in Pinnacle magazine, he finds himself teaching sex education to a classroom of parents.
Lucas locks horns with an overzealous policeman who views every teenager as a budding felon.
A black boy named Bobby wants to leave the world in which his skin color forces him to live. Stephen, his tutor, considers his pretensions disproportionate. A misunderstanding arises between both of them and, consequently, Bobbie, decides to realize his intention by enrolling in the school where Lucas Tanner works. In spite of the support that is offered to him from the beginning , a series of incidents turn out the task to be not easy at all, neither for one nor for other.
Angela Bowman, a teacher, has a difficult time accepting the end of her love affair with a student, Tom Michaelson.
An affluent lawyer's son is harassed by gang members.
Lucas (David Hartman) tries to improve the communication among several students and their parents.