Troy, Gabriella, Chad and Sharpay are getting ready to graduate from high school. Troy is the school basketball champ who secretly wants to sing and dance. His girlfriend is Gabriella, but she is going to a college that is far away from Troy. Troy's best friend is Chad. He doesn't want high school to end. The evil Sharpay wants Gabriella's part in the school play. As college approaches, the seniors are struggling with the idea of being separated from one another. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.