All-American Rejects 'Schooled' Jersey Teens
The network's one-hour reality special "Schooled" will air Sunday, Aug. 5 and revolve around fooling
The high-concept premise sets up the students into believing that they have to attend a "music rehabilitation" program in order to pass a difficult "state administered" test and thus save their music department. Hidden cameras documented the students' efforts at oral exams and culminated with their mandatory performance of
The power pop band All-American Rejects then gave the students a live, surprise performance for the finale.
"New Milford High School was eager to participate with
To also compensate the marks, er, students for the prank, each of the 55 students received OfficeMax backpacks filled with MP3 players, digital cameras and school supplies. The school received a $60,000 gift card from the office supply chain, while the teachers received new laptops.
The All-American Rejects are known for their songs "Move Along," "Dirty Little Secret" and "It Ends Tonight."