Have you wondered what other scandals occur behind the walls of elite private schools besides what we hear in the media? Look no further. Nancy Drew, meet CSI. CSI High follows the adventures of three bright and determined high school students who solve a real murder when their mock crime scene turns deadly. As Pinehurst Academy dedicates a new football stadium, freshman prodigy Simon Musgrave discovers a distinguished math teacher dead in his classroom, clutching a vial of prescription medicine. Basketball star Marcus Jackson--who thinks he's Sherlock Holmes in a varsity jacket--joins forces with Simon and rich rebel Laurel Carmichael to analyze evidence authorities have overlooked. Driven by curiosity, their covert sleuthing leads to several suspects. When the evidence trail points to an especially prominent member of the school community, the headmaster threatens to expel them. What could someone have done in high school that if discovered years late would lead to murder? Trusting in science and despite the consequences, Marcus, Laurel, and Simon are determined to uncover the truth, even when the truth leads to a final and deadly confrontation in the lab. In the process of their investigation, the trio grapples with self-awareness and identity, bullying, parental expectations, and other sources of teenage angst. While discovering hidden talents inside and outside the lab, they forge a friendship that extends beyond the lab.