At the beginning of the series, she is 15 years old.

Upon entering high school, Amy begins a relationship with Ben Boykewich (also 15), a supportive classmate with whom she falls in love.

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.

After Amy decides to keep the baby, Grace and Adrian throw her a baby shower, where Amy then goes into labor.

While in the hospital, Amy reprimands Ricky for getting her pregnant, but then realizes that she was equally responsible for what had happened.

She gives birth to their son, John, whom she lets Ashley name, and begins to struggle with motherhood.

After breaking up with Ben during her sophomore year, Amy briefly dates Jimmy, the son of her mother's ex-boyfriend, but their relationship ends after he finds a condom in her purse.

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.Ben proposes to Amy after finding out, because he genuinely loves her, and feels he would be a better father than Ricky due to his family's financial stability.After Amy tells her parents, she contemplates having an abortion, as she is afraid of her peers' perceptions.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.The show features a regular cast of characters, which began with eleven people in its first season.