Hope Prep Academy, located in Downtown West, was opened in the late 90's by AEON's division EPOCH. Hope Prep is a high school expressly for superpowered beings and aliens. Unlike the Desmond Zola Metahuman Magnet School, Hope Prep is open to inhuman students per the AEON charter.
The Hopefuls, a team of:
- E Lane Sobcheck - a young violinist with a sorcerous violin
- Kelvin - a lava and fire elemental creature
- Magdu Miranda, Tensile - protege of tech superhero Anaximandra
- Yuan ap Balor, The Pale Prince - half-fae prince
- Alessandra Ambrosia, Cupid - girl juggling a dual identity
- President Maelstrom - dean of the school
- Mr. B’ng’min Br’gl, formerly Lightning Bug - esoteric languages teacher
- Sia - literature teacher
- Mrs. Janet Forester, formerly Ricochet - mathematics teacher
- Chuck Able, a.k.a. Kaleidoscope - philosophy and arcane teacher
- Ms. Angela Sanchez, formerly Moon Maiden - phys ed teacher
- Ms. Sophia Kinfield, a.k.a. Fate's Fury - world history teacher
- Dr. Vivian Hawkray - super science teacher
Hope Prep was originally created by John Dunn and Jennifer Harding for Melior Via. Several names and places have been changed to fit into New Gauntlet City.