Degrassi: Next Class follows the lives of the students from Degrassi Community School, a fictional high school in Toronto. It is the fifth series in the Degrassi franchise. The series covers issues such as mental illness, homophobia, racism, drug use, feminism, sexuality, religion, life threatening diseases, online harassment, and dysfunctional families. After a rival school pranks Degrassi, Frankie retaliates and is called out. When Hunter purposely endangers himself, Miles realises that he needs help. Maya’s feelings for Zig threaten her co-op placement opportunity. Hunter realises he must accept professional help. Shay considers whether or not she can defend Frankie. Angry, Zig blames Maya for everything that happened between. Frankie organises a diversity mixer to fix things with the Northern Tech team and hold onto her position. Tristan, worried about pressuring Miles and straining their relationship, takes over their robot baby assignment. When Yael’s app goes viral, she has to choose between her integrity and her success.