A&E's "Undercover High" inspires former Highland Park student to teach

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A former Highland Park High School graduate says the docu-series filmed at the school has inspired him to become a teacher.

Last year, D'Andre Phillips graduated from Highland Park High School and took part in the filming of "Undercover High" during his senior year. Phillips said because of his experience on the show, he grew as a person and got to know himself better. He's now attending Pittsburg State University, and says he'd like to return to Topeka to teach at Highland Park.

The series followed seven adults, ages 21 to 26, who embedded themselves for a semester at Highland Park High School. A&E says the participants posed as regular students, to make friends with other students and participate in clubs and activities.

The goal was to "provide an inside look at what it's like to be a teenager today," they said.

The show premieres Monday nights at 9 p.m. on A&E.