High-school misfit Maddy seeks revenge on the captain of the football team by joining the cheerleading squad, but her plan hits an unexpected hitch when her fellow cheerleaders are killed in a car accident. Using magic to resurrect the dead girls, Maddy soon realizes that she has made things much worse.
The world of sassy cheer captain Lina Cruz (Christina Milian) is turned upside-down when her family moves from the urban streets of East Los Angeles to the sunny beach town of Malibu. At her new school, Lina clashes with Avery (Rachele Brooke Smith), the ultra-competitive all-star cheer captain, while also falling for Avery's super-cute brother, Evan (Cody Longo). Lina's always been able to rise to a challenge, but can she create a new all-star squad, beat Avery at the Spirit Championships, and still keep her romance with Evan?
Shawn and Nick are top scorers on the Ford High School football team--both on and off the field. When they hatch a scheme to trade their footballs for pom poms and join the school's most beautiful girls at cheer camp, the new team members actually give the girls' historically awful cheer squad a chance at success. And when Shawn falls for the head cheerleader, the boys must learn some new moves and unleash their inner spirit to prove their intentions before the all-important cheer competition finals.
Southern California high school senior Carson arrives at the all-important "Cheer Camp Nationals" determined to lead her squad, the West High Sharks, to victory. But chic New Yorker Brooke and her team, the East High Jets, are equally steadfast in their pursuit of the competition's coveted "Spirit Stick." As tension mounts between the two rival squads, Carson falls for fellow cheerleader Penn, not realizing he's a Jet. When Brooke discovers the budding romance, she raises the stakes by challenging Carson to a one-on-one cheer-off. A spectacular "cheer fighting" sequence erupts into a no-holds-barred brawl and cheerleaders on both sides are suspended from the competition. With their dreams of taking home the top prize all but shattered, the leaders of both squads realize they'll have to take drastic measures to stay in the game.
A transfer student to a rough high school tries joining the cheer-leading squad and she not only faces off against the head cheerleader, but against her former school in preparation for a cheer-off competition.