They were the best of the best. The worst of the worst. Skippers, cutters, delinquents, too intelligent or too pretty to fit in. Fighters. Rebels.
They packed 2400 of them and shipped them to Mars. The first high school on Mars. It was their last chance. As a joke they called it, "Ray Bradbury High."
The students were exposed to extra discipline. They trained. They studied. When they looked at the sky, their loneliness bonded them together.