Melissa Jankowski is a single mother who resides in Castle Rock, Colorado. She has two children: Alexander and Victoria. With the help of financial aid from the school, Melissa sends Alexander, a high school freshman, to Valor Christian High School. Melissa intends to send Victoria, who is currently in eighth grade at a Douglas County public school, to Valor Christian High School, as well. Doing so, however, will be a significant financial strain on Melissa.