Sam is 17 years old and lives in Long Beach, Calif. with both parents. His mother is a registered nurse, his father is a small business owner, and his two older brothers and younger sister have all gone to private schools. Sam feels that private school isn’t for him. He prefers to live on the adventurous side and feels that his parents do not understand him. Sam does not respond to traditional teaching and wants to, instead, make his own decisions and be his own person.