Dream high tells the story of six students at Kirin Art High School, a school that specializes in training K-pop stars, who work diligently at achieving their dreams of becoming music stars in the Korean music industry.
Kirin Art High School is run by Director Jung, also known as “The Phantom” for his uncanny ability of being able to tell a person’s capability of becoming a star or not. However, while he tried to build another branch of Kirin in China, the Principal had changed some of Kirin’s policies.
Go Hye Mi was a student majoring in classical music but has to give up her dream by entering Kirin Art High School because of her father's debt. However, she needs to get two other students to also come to the school in order for her to enroll in the school.
These two students are Song Sam Dong, a musical prodigy who lives in the country side and Jin Guk, whom she accidentally meets while trying to escape from a loan shark.
Also Yoon Baek Hee who once was known as Hye Mi's side-kick, however, becomes her rival in school because Hye Mi betrayed her during an audition to enter the school.
Kim Pil Suk is an overweight girl with an amazing voice who enrolls, but soon becomes cast aside as a "lost cause." However she falls in love with Jason, the best of the best in Kirin.
Cover: from left to right - Woo Young as Jason, Su Ji as Hye Mi, Taek Yeon as Jin Guk, Eun Jung as Baek Hee, IU as Pil Suk, Soo Hyun as Sam Dong