After being accepted into a summer music program in New York, Amy decides to go but is surprised to learn that the program is for teen mothers.
It explores how the pregnancy affects her, her peers, and her family.
After her sister starts high school, Amy finds how virtually everyone at school carries a secret or an unexpected problem. Portrayed by Shailene Woodley, Amy gets pregnant after a one-night stand at band camp before her freshman year of high school.
She changes her mind, but is still adamant about not returning to school.
Ricky reaches out to Amy during this time, saying that he wants to be involved with what happens to the baby.
In addition, Secret Life features multiple guest stars each week, some having larger roles than others.
The plot focuses on the character of Amy Juergens after becoming accidentally pregnant at band camp.Amy plans to go live with her grandmother Mimsy, but is unable to go after discovering that Mimsy is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and is moving into assisted care living.Amy returns to school, but is uncomfortable with being known as "the pregnant girl".Halfway through her pregnancy, Amy's mother Anne informs her that in order to keep the baby, she will have to find a job and daycare.Anne intends to get a job to replace the loss of her husband George's income as they prepare for divorce.She gives birth to their son, John, whom she lets Ashley name, and begins to struggle with motherhood.