PassportLakeshore PBS Making the Grade 2019

Every spring for nearly the last decade, we’ve brought some of the best and brightest high school students from Northwest Indiana together in our studios for a fun, unique and memorable experience.

Not only do these young adults get to be on TV, but they get to compete against their peers to see who advances to the next round in Making the Grade – a fun and challenging quiz show that brings students from a dozen Northwest Indiana high schools together to compete for scholarships and, of course, bragging rights.

Making the Grade 2019

Season 9 of Making the Grade premieres on Lakeshore PBS June 11, but all episodes are available to stream now through Lakeshore PBS Passport.

Hosted by Andy Schultz, each episode features two area teams going head-to-head answering questions in a wide range of subjects. Winning teams advance towards the finals, striving to be the season’s Making the Grade champion! (See a list of schools competing this year below)

Season 9 of the locally-produced quiz show premieres June 11 at 5:30 p.m. on Lakeshore PBS, but you can stream every episode – and find out which team walked away on top – right now with Lakeshore PBS Passport.

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 Teams competing this year:

– Portage High School

– Merrillville High School

– Crown Point High School

– Westville High School

– Chesterton High School

– Valparaiso High School

– Lowell High School

– River Forest High School

– Andrean High School

– Thea Bowman Leadership Academy

– Wheeler High School

– South Central High School