Founded by Charles Xavier in 2009 within facilities constructed from and on his family estate in Westchester, NY, Xavier's School for Gifted Youth is reputed to be an excellent private school for mostly high school aged students. The school utilizes the most advanced methods and technologies to facilitate a truly world-class education for its students. The current Headmistress, running the day to day operations of the school, is Emma Frost.
The school was founded for the purpose of gathering children who developed metahuman abilities at a young age, offering a supportive and constructive environment to help them learn to control their abilities and adapt themselves to the changes they face, which so much of the world around them is unprepared to deal with. This is not publicly known and is kept very hush-hush, for the safety and security of the student body. However, the school's staff have been known to keep their ears to the ground, looking for young people who might particularly need their assistance, and they have been known to reach out and help them in sometimes unorthodox ways.
PLEASE NOTE: There are no X-Men here at the school. The student body has not been a progression into enrolling in any secret metahuman team of heroes or vigilantes. Xavier is not in the habit of sending children out to fight wars for peace, survival, or to battle supervillains. However, IC events have changed that somewhat, and a team of select students and appropriate faculty advisors are being trained and prepared as a secret group intended to protect fellow metahumans from those who would use or abuse them, and to assist in other necessary crises, such as impending alien invasions. For more details, see Ultimates.
(2015-02-05) Arrival Expected
(2014-12-04) Elves, United We Stand
(2014-11-13) To Catch A Clone
(2014-11-07) Xavier Bless the Little Children
(2014-10-24) Who is PAIN?
(2014-10-14) A Question of Security
(2014-10-10) Sprechen Deutsch
(2014-10-10) Orientation Day
(2014-09-30) Pirates of History
(2014-09-20) Kurt Received
(2014-09-17) Ultimates #1
(2014-09-08) Status Update
(2014-08-17) Welcome to the Faculty, Caitlin Fairchild
(2014-08-09) A Mole Acclimates
(2014-06-26) X-Babies in a Cave
(2014-06-26) Innocence, Admiration and Survival
(2014-06-22) All Hail the Alma Mater
(2014-06-19) Paradise Lost, Memories Found
(2014-06-19) Memories of Darkness Unveiled
(2014-06-18) Set Up Over Breakfast
(2014-06-17) 6 vs 1
(2014-06-13) The Six-in-One Arrive
(2014-06-08) The Love of a Queen
(2014-06-08) Oh What A Night
(2014-06-05) Educational Challenges
(2014-06-03) Mall Crawl Brawl
(2014-06-02) Invitation Made and Rejected
(2014-05-29) When Pranks Go Wrong
(2014-05-29) Pizza Run
(2014-05-28) Russian Import
(2014-05-27) Actions Have Consequences
(2014-05-15) In the Library
(2014-05-15) Frosty Meets Brickhouse
(2014-05-14) Second Hand Recruitment
(2014-05-12) The New Guy
(2014-05-10) First Day Blues
(2014-05-01) Lesson Learned
(2014-04-23) Planning Over Lunch
(2014-04-22) Telepathic Training Session
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The majority of students at the school range in age from 13 to 18, with some outliers being as young as 9-10 or as old as 19-20, depending on academic and personal needs. NO ONE simply applies to Xavier Academy. Everyone who attends here is specifically invited by the staff of the school, after careful consideration. No one is ever forcefully enrolled here, and no one is ever 'sentenced' to come here by any court of law. (It is possible that someone could arrange to have attendance at the school count as an outpatient treatment facility on a probation system, but that would be a special circumstance and should be cleared with GAME staff AND school staff BEFORE ever being RPed.)
The staff of the school, through contacts of their own and utilizing those established by Xavier, keep their 'ears to the ground' for metahuman kids. This can include gleaning things from blog and vlog posts, crowdsourced videos, police reports, news stories, and even Cerebro scans, and putting them together into a picture that indicates the possibility of a young person with metahuman abilities. Certain other students may be referred directly to the school's staff for evaluation via allies and contacts of the school, including various heroes (Power Woman and Moon Maiden, Batman and a few other Justice League members have RPed things relating to this, and others are possibilities), politicians and figures of influence around the world.
Once a potential student has come to the school's attention, they investigate the student's situation as thoroughly as they are able, using every resource at their disposal. Their immediate and primary concern is the student's safety: if he or she is in a dangerous living situation - abusive, lacking proper food and home care, etc. If the student is deemed to be at-risk (see above), then the school will immediately step in, offering the student a safe place to get away from that situation. This will generally be a safehouse, not connected in any legal or physical way with the school. Only once the student's safety can be assured will the rest of the process commence.
The investigation will be very thorough, and some might call it invasive. It will include detailed background checks, medical tests, interviews, and telepathic scans. If the information is out there to be found, generally it should be assumed that they will find it. This information will be kept strictly confidential; it is gathered to help best evaluate the possibilities for the student and the safety of the school.
If a student can be shown to pose at least minimal threat or risk to other students, and it is believed the school's environment can prove a benefit to the potential student's development, then an offer is made. The potential student's parents or guardians will be involved in this process, but only if they are not a threat to the potential student's safety. If so, other arrangements can and will be made. The student's will is paramount: NO STUDENT WILL EVER BE FORCED INTO THE PROGRAM. So too, if the student wants this, the disapproval of parents or guardians will generally not be allowed to get in the way. It is the student's future, after all.