After and eventful party, Miss Grant is frustrated to learn that Danny and Nicole have not shown up for an important rehearsal. That frustration turns to grief when they learn that Nicole was killed while being driven home by a drunk driver, Mickey Garth. With the school grieving, Jesse takes it the worse vowing to kill Mickey.
The School of the Arts has been selected as the location for director Jeff Stave's new film "Kittens Go to High School." Appointed student assistant to Mr. Stave, Jillian falls for him but reality sets in and it becomes clear that they can't be together. Maxie Sharp, the lead actress in the film enrolls at the School of the Arts.
Mr. Dyrenforth is due for appendicitis and the board elects Ms. Fleming to fill in for him. Ms. Fleming enforces a doctrine that prohibits singing and dancing in the hallways. Miltie, in an effort to finally do a good deed, dresses up as the Crimson Blade and anonymously performs various acts of heroism.
After rekindling her relationship with her high school fling, Lydia learns that her lover makes a living as a stock swindler. Ian becomes jealous when his father starts hanging around the school, and hits it off with his friends.
Lou's brother Duke shows up and Lou is anything but trilled. After hearing Chris sing, Duke signs him to do an album for him. Lou warns Chris about his brother's slimy ways but Chris thinks Lou is jealous. Mr. Seger is asked to supervise the newspaper committee but has to deal with Reggie and Maxie's constant arguing.
After receiving a violin from Bavaria that was originally sent to him in 1947 and after seemingly mystical occurrences take place at the school, Mr. Shorofsky reveals to the students the legend that explains the magic of the violin. The students, convinced of its magical powers, begin to fight over its possession.
Jesse gets the key to the school to catalog Shorofky's collection of sheet music over the weekend. Joe Mackey is hosting the Grand Gathering of Muskrats at his cafe and convinces Leroy to be initiated as a new member. Chris needs to learn how to cook so he can audition for the host of the cooking show "Macho Gourmet". When Miltie convinces Jesse to throw a party at school to raise money for repairs, what could possibly go wrong?
When Ian's old girlfriend visits him, feeling homesick and missing her, he decides to go back to England something to which she objects. Mr. Shorofsky wants to send Ian to a competition for classical guitarists and Ian openly objects. The gang prepares Lou for his campaign for President of the Metropolitan Bowling Operators Association.
When Danny's old friend comes to visit him, he surprises him with more than the news that he's working for Lou when he reveals to Danny that he's gay. Danny has an especially difficult time dealing with his friend's homosexuality. Leroy and Miss Grant compete with their choreography with a spot for the winner's routine to appear a stereo store's local commercial.
While typing up Chris' resume at work in a top secret company, Jillian accidentally sends top secret information to Chris' home address. Chris becomes the subject of a pursuit by two men traveling in an ice cream truck. Reggie, Ian, and Dusty take part in a student video contest but their subjects prove to be troublesome.
After helping her out when she gets kicked out of her English class, Reggie's close friend and the cafeteria lady, Rose, joins the school of the arts under Reggie's suggestion but when asked to audition with Reggie for a summer stock company, Rose gives up on both the stock company and the school but rekindles her passion for performing.
The National Cultural Center selects The School of the Arts to contribute an item to a time capsule to be opened a century later but no one is able to agree on what that item should be. When Mr. Shorofsky gives Miltie an ultimatum; write a song or fail, he tries to pass off a fourteenth century ballad as his own.
When Mrs. Berg learns that her old lover is coming to visit her, realizing that her lie of running the school has come back to haunt her, the kids help her pose as school principal. Gordon, a squeamish animal-loving student has difficulty in Chemistry class with dissecting frogs so he and Reggie try to convince Mr. Dyrenforth to approve a simulation computer program that provides the ability for virtual dissection.
The school is trying its hands at its first video yearbook and with alumni week in session, Bruno, Coco, Doris, Montgomery, Holly, and Chris are interviewed for the video. Miss Grant recommends Leroy for a lead in the alumni week show which is to be choreographed by big-time graduate Michael Taftner but he is not convinced that Leroy can take on the part. When Chris is asked to be guest speaker for Mr. Seger's class, he lies about his success which the two but heads over.