Troy and Gabriela are both ringing the new year at a ski lodge. They meet after being chosen to karaoke together. They spend the rest of the night together thinking this was the last time they'd see each other. They try exchanging numbers, but Gabriela disappears too quick.
Gabriela ends ups at East High with Troy at the new year. They reconnect and both become interested in the winter musical. They begin working with Kelsey to prepare for their callbacks. Sharpay and Ryan, their competition, begin trying to break them apart.
Troy and Gabriela's friends Taylor and Chad attempt to break them apart. They try to get them to realize their social differences, and they let it get to them. Troy begin pushing Gabriela off for basketball. Gabriela chooses to quit the Musical to join Academic Decathlon. Troy tries to apologize,.
The pair makes up and creates a plan to be able to do the callbacks. They plan to make things happen that will postpone their other commitments and allow them to do the callbacks. Their plan follows through and they perform for the crowd and Ms Darbus, the drama teacher.
Troy and Gabriela land the lead roles in the Winter Musical, and the basketball teams wins their championship game. They celebrate greatly!