Trivia: Tessa, Bart, and Dorothy, who were in grade 7 last year, are added to the grade 9 class, so that the characters can be involved in the new series.
Trivia: The Zit Remedy considers the following as new names for the band: The Barf Bags; Three.
Trivia: Miss Avery lost her job due to the fire the final episode of Degrassi Junior High, Bye-Bye Junior High, and will be working in the Resource Centre (library).
Trivia: The building used for the shots of Degrassi High is part of Centennial College in Toronto.
Trivia: The poster hanging above Erica's bed is for a 1987 documentary film featuring people's opinions about life after death.
Trivia: Erica buys her pregnancy test at the same drugstore where Spike bought hers, and where Joey bought condoms (and everything else in the store) for his evening with Liz in Degrassi Junior High.
Trivia: Arthur leaves for school at 8:27 a.m., so he either lives very close to the school, or classes start late in the day.
Product Placement: Look for heavy product placement by Coke and Skippy Peanut Butter; the most obvious is when Tabi is standing in the hall with Dwayne, trying to look tough, and eating Skippy directly out of the jar with a spoon.
Continuity: There has never been any previous mention of a Degrassi High School; in the previous year, in Degrassi Junior High, the kids attended classes part-time at Borden High School.
Continuity Goof: Tessa, Bart, and Dorothy are supposed to be in grade 8 now; yet they are in all of the grade 9 classes with Caitlin, Joey, Alex, Scooter, Melanie, Kathleen, and Diana.
Trivia: Spike tells Erica that when she was pregnant, she felt like an outcast, and reminds her that the PTA had her kicked out of school. This happened in the Degrassi Junior High episode Censored, in the second season of that show.
Trivia: After much discussion every time an announcement is made on the PA system, it is confirmed that Mr. Raditch, displaced by the fire in the final episode of Degrassi Junior High, Bye-Bye Junior High, is now working at Degrassi High as Vice Principal.
Trivia: There are several announcements made regarding initiation or hazing of new students, including one which encourages victims of this behaviour to file a complaint against the offending students.
Trivia: After considering various names in A New Start (1), The Zit Remedy officially becomes The Zits in this episode.
Production Goof: The sign mounted next to the front door of the school that reads "Degrassi High" is very amateurish, and not remotely realistic.
Trivia: One of the books Michelle was looking at in the library was Divorce And The American Family. While the show takes place in Canada, it would not be unusual for a book about American families to be in the library.
Trivia: Michelle and her dad eat boxed macaroni and cheese, and her dad raves several times about how delicous it is and acts like it was difficult to prepare, showing how much he relied on his wife to do all the cooking and the effects of her sudden departure.
Trivia: There are several humorous PA announcements asking a student named Drew Peterson to report to the office. The first asks him to report to the office; the second adds that it's for his own good; and the third asks anyone knowing of Drew Peterson's whereabouts to report to the office.
Trivia: There are references to "boom boxes" and "ghetto blasters" in the PA announcements. Those terms were dated even in the 1990s when the series was originally aired.
Trivia: All the Degrassi High Varsity jackets worn by students are absolutely filthy, and all appear to have the number "99" on the sleeve.