Shae Fitzgerald thinks his new teaching job is a perfect chance to change the world. Unfortunately his class, five students with severe emotional and cognitive problems, doesn’t share his enthusiasm. Shae must also contend with Sarah, the war-hardened principal, Rachel, the back-stabbing VP, and Carly, the mother of a student who has Shae in her sights. Shae crosses the line most teachers don’t cross: the one that leads into his students’ personal lives. This brings him into ethical territory that grows increasingly murky, until he risks sacrificing his career and relationship on the altar of his idealism. Coded explores how idealism collides with the real world and what happens when people open themselves up to the lives of others.