It's the first day of junior year in school and what to wear is the prime consideration. Then the girls have to arrive at the right time. In guidance class, Cher feels confronted when she is asked to map out her life for the next 10 years.
It's science fair time and the class nerd, Felice, amazingly comes last. Cher finds that she is acting stupid to attract boys. She decides to help Felice return to her rightful place with a makeover, which has an unexpected result.
When Dee is unable to go to a concert Amber, who is staying at Cher's place, goes to the concert instead. Dee comes back early and finds Amber at the concert, which causes a rift between herself and Cher.
Oddrey was expelled from her previous school and has just transfered to Bronson Alcott High. After a bad encounter, Cher tries to befriend her. However, no matter what she tries to do, Cher only seems to make matters worse.
It's Halloween and the Horowitz household goes all out. This year, Mel is disappointed when Cher goes to a Spielberg party to meet her current favourite Trent Cole. However, the party is not quite what they expected.
It's parent-teacher night at Bronson Alcott High and the students are demonstrating their achievements. There is an instant attraction between Mel and Cher's art teacher, and Cher is horrified at the consequences.
Mel and Cher's art teacher are still going strong. When they go away for the weekend, Cher decides to have a party in their absence. Unfortunately, her 9 year-old demon son threatens to put a spanner in everybody's plans.
Cher wants some extra money and decides to get an after-school job. Cher and Dee feel that they need to head to The Valley for the job. Amber, Murray and Sean kidnap Tarzana High's mascot, a Bengal tiger.
It's Christmas and Sean is in charge of the acts in the school pageant. Cher is desperate to sing a solo as a present for her father but it turns out that she is tone deaf. However, they still manage to find a place for her in the show.
It's Career Day and Cher is with her father, Dee and Murray investigate careers in medicine, Sean goes to Tom Tom Records, and Amber learns how to marry rich. A quake causes some changes to their ideas of an vocation.
Cher has a new boyfriend, although she is unsure how serious their relationship is. His former girlfriend has her own idea of where they stand. Amber then does some spying to help them all find out the truth.
The men are off on a camping and fishing trip and a childhood friend is coming to stay with Cher and Dee for the weekend. Unfortunately, their friend brings some marijuana, which causes problems when they are arrested by the police.
Cher is organising her own birthday party when Dee and Murray upset things when they have an acrimonious break up. Dee makes it worse by forcing Cher to choose between Murray and herself. Cher does her best to get them back together.
With the SATs coming up, Dee and Cher are starting to realise that they need help. They ask Katie to tutor them. When the naive Katie is continually nauseated they realise something else is happening and decide to help her.
Dee and Murray have broken up and Cher unsuccessfully tries to get them back together. It then becomes a competition between them as they are determined to get a new date. The others help out at an old people's home and see their futures.
It's the end of the school year when Cher is shocked to find out that the Horowitzes are broke after Mel's business manager disappeared with all his money. Cher tries to help the family finances by having a yard sale.