Neil Hendry (Dick Clark) is an engaging new teacher at a small high school. With a traumatic past that motivates him, Hendry believes in taking a laid-back, down-to-earth approach to reach the students on their level. He feels that being involved in students' lives and helping them with their problems is necessary to making a difference. However, the school's stodgy principal (Wendell Holmes) thinks otherwise. Meanwhile, Hendry captures the heart of the principal's secretary (Victoria Shaw).