AVENGERS ACADEMY formed during the Heroic Age, started off as a team of six superpowered teenagers who were previously tortured and experimented on by Norman Osborn. In fear of the kids becoming criminals, the Avengers have taken it upon themselves to train and guide them in the direction of becoming a hero.
Since Fear Itself took place, a student has left and Hank Pym has expanded the class to any young superhuman looking for instruction.
Avengers Academy was originally created by Christos Gage & Mike McKone for Marvel Comics. The comic book series ran from June 2010 to November 2012.