After arriving in his new home at the White House, Cory tries to get adjusted to his new surroundings which also happens to include going to a new school. When Cory gets to school, he attempts to impress his new potential friends Meena and Newt by telling them that he is a professional horse racer. His plan to impress explodes in his face though when Jason sets up a plan to publicly expose his lie in front of Meena, Newt and even President Martinez. Meanwhile, Cory comes to realize that Sophie, President Martinez's daughter, isn't exactly the sugar and spice image that's projected to the public.
Cory tries to persuade Meena's father that he and Newt are not a bad influence on her after her father forbids her from being friends with them. Meanwhile, Victor attempts to find a way to get Sophie to eat healthier foods, but the challenge soon proves to be more challenging than he expected.
Cory pretends to be Meena's boyfriend to help her try to catch the attention of her crush. Meanwhile, in an unexpected twist, Sophie finds that she has feelings for Newt romantically.
In order to get his band on a telethon, Cory has to stoop so low as to team up with Sophie. This decision turns out to be one of his worst yet though when she makes them all dress up in cat costumes. Meanwhile, President Martinez plans on doing his bird calls on the telethon, which he's not very good at, but Samantha tries to talk him into letting her go on with him.
Cory comes up with a plan to make sure Newt loses a school election after he is forced to run for school president by his parents. Meanwhile, President Martinez himself gets shown up by another dad at Sophie's school while he's there for career day.
Cory has to try many ways to raise money even resorting to giving secret tours of the White House when he's invited on a weekend ski trip with Meena and Newt.
Newt faces opposition from Candy Smiles after being elected as new student body president when he wants to open a new "chill zone" where all of the students can go to hang out instead of the pep squad that Candy wants to start. Meanwhile, Cory joins Candy's new pep squad to impress Meena, but ends up faking a relationship with Candy in an attempt to make Meena jealous.
Cory ends up ruining a very important White House dinner after volunteering to help with the desserts. Meanwhile, Sophie has a rough time at school when kids make fun of her because she doesn't know how to ride a bike without training wheels.
Cory gives Meena a good-luck charm to ease her nerves about playing in their band with her strict father in attendance, but Meena believes the charm is cursed.
Cory gets in trouble with the press when he pitches his line of presidential bobble heads to a reporter and she writes a story indicating that President Martinez relies on Cory to make important decisions that affect the nation.
Cory takes a disguised President Martinez to a mall to buy perfume for the First Lady; Sophie turns into a Bahavian expert, much to Meena's dismay.
Newt feels that he is not smart enough to go out on a date with the smartest girl at school so he enlists the help of Cory, Meena and Stickler. Meanwhile, President Martinez's mom comes to the White House for a visit and is constantly criticizing Victor's cooking.
Cory is put in a hard situation with how he feels about Meena when her favorite singer Nanoosh visits the U.S. from Bahavia. He's having a contest for one lucky girl who wins to get to come meet him at the T.V. studio where he will sing a song to her and also give her a kiss. When Meena ends up winning the contest, Cory takes it upon himself, along with the help of Newt, to make sure that Meena doesn't get that kiss. But his plan unravels when Meena discovers while on stage that Nanoosh is using her and her father to try to get a record contract in the United States.
Cory tries to get an Air Force One jacket back from a visiting dignitary after putting the deed to Alaska in one of its pockets.
Cory's sister Raven visits and they come up with a plan to redesign uniforms for the White House tour guides, but their plan starts to unravel when Raven tackles the president to save him from being involved in an accident.
After being grounded for selling "White House Water" to the tourists visiting the White House, Cory wishes on a shooting star that he was president. When his wish actually ends up coming true though, Cory is too preoccupied with the cool perks that come with being president to take notice of vice president Sophie's warning of a threat to national security. But after the threat becomes reality, Cory has to try to find a way to get everything back to the way it was before he made the wish.
When DC-3 holds auditions for a piano player, the best choice for the job turns out to be none other than Jason Stickler. Meena is a little hesitant to add Stickler to their band, but they finally decide that they have to have a piano player if they want to impress the famous music manager that is coming to hear them play. But when Stickler slips a device on Cory that messes up his rhythm so that he can't play the drums anymore, Cory tries everything to get his rhythm back. Meanwhile, Sophie throws a slumber party to try to impress Tanisha, but Samantha gets a little too excited about her job of planning it.
After recording a video of Cory dancing to the theme song of a kid's show, Sophie decides to blackmail him with the tape so that she can hang out with his friends. But Sophie's on track to ruin Cory's social life so he has to come up with a scheme to get Sophie to stop wanting to hang out with the big kids. With Newt and Meena's help, he decides to try to convince Sophie that big kids commit crimes such as robbing banks, but when she shows up with a wagon full of gold from a bank, Cory realizes that he may have taken his scheme too far.
When Cory is surprisingly reunited with his pet rat Lionel, he is teased by everyone at school so he unwillingly decides to give him up to Sophie and she takes him on the condition that she will never have to give him back. Later though, Cory's friends stop by and tell him that it's alright if he has a pet rat and that they won't tease him anymore, so Cory decides to get Lionel back. But when he asks Sophie to give Lionel back, she won't and so now he has to try to find a way to get the rat back. Meanwhile, Victor and Samantha try to help President Martinez when the press labels him as stiff and unfunny.
When Alexander tells DC3 that they have to write a new song by sundown or be fired from performing at The Liberry, Cory and Newt get left to do the job themselves because Meena has agreed to teach Sophie's Sunshine Girls group first aid tips. But, when Cory and Newt end up in an argument, it seems like they might not finish the song after all.
After learning that her coming-of-age party will be televised, Meena gets a little bit too carried away when she realizes that pouting will get her what she wants and starts to throw temper-tantrums to get her way. But when Meena gets Cory, Newt, and even her own father kicked out of the party, they have to figure out a way to save her before she makes a complete fool out of herself on TV. Meanwhile, President Martinez, Victor, and Samantha try to find a way to break it to Sophie that her cooking isn't the best.
Cory gets frustrated after Newt ruins their date with the Ashleys when he learns that Newt refuses to kiss a girl because he made a promise to a girl at camp when he was eight that he wouldn't kiss anyone else until they had kissed. Now Newt's afraid that if he does break the promise, he won't know how to kiss a girl because he never has. So Cory decides to open a kissing booth at the school carnival to let Newt get some practice and solve their problem at the same. Meanwhile, Victor and Sophie's competition over who can win the most games ends up showing off Victor's sore winner side.
Cory makes Sophie mad when he tries to sell a Sophie doll that makes her sound like a spoiled brat. When he won't agree to stop making the dolls, Sophie decides to teach him a lesson to get what she wants. Meanwhile, Meena notices Newt acting strangely and decides to try to find out what he's up to, which may end up actually being stranger than she imagined...
The only way Cory can get Stickler to agree to tutor him in chemistry is to agree to act in a skit with him. Meanwhile, Sophie launches a campaign to run for class president.
Cory discovers Newt has a talent for braiding hair as he decides to invest money in a salon. Also, Sasha and Tanisha are not dressed appropriately for the birthday party they are attending.
In hopes of landing a photo shoot with five supermodels in Hawaii, Cory and Newt attend a fashion academy to learn how to become models. Also, Sophie's embarrassment over her father's dance skills has her wishing he doesn't attend the father-daughter dance at school.
Sophie tries to undermine Candy and Cory's relationship as a protest of Candy's strict rules when she and Cory are left to babysit Sophie.
When Candy begins spending more time with a new Mexican student, Cory learns lucha libre, a form of Mexican wrestling in hopes of winning her back. Meanwhile, Sophie and her friends start a musical group, but it doesn't take long for egos to get in the way.
Cory befriends a new student not realizing at first that she is from a country that Meena's country has had a feud with for years. The two girls refuse to get along, so Cory enlists the help of President Martinez to make peace between the two of them. Meanwhile, Sophie tries with little success to play practical jokes on people.