The X-Men's cover since its debut has been that of a school, the Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. On top of training young mutants in the use of their powers, they also receive comparable educations and valid diplomas and degrees. A storyline in the late '90s, during Steven Seagle's run on Uncanny X-Men, even focused on an investigator from the Department of Education coming to check up on the school.
My question is, after the school's millionth destruction at the end of the 2008 storyline "Messiah Complex," what is the status of the institute's accreditation? Has this been addressed? Is there a real world precedent for what happens to accreditation after a school's destruction? And are the diplomas and degrees given out still valid since Xavier was outed as a mutant and the school's cover blown during Grant Morrison's New X-Men?
This question was brought to light due to the announcement today that the upcoming Wolverine & the X-Men series by Jason Aaron will be set at the Jean Grey Institute for Higher Learning (the accreditation of which is a whole other matter entirely).