A lot of students started to treat X-23 differently after they learned about her being a part of Wolverine's X-Force. How do you think Mercury is going to react when she finds out? Do you think it can change their relationship, or Mercury will demonstrate the same devotion to her friend?
I think it makes sense. Create a rival squad in Avengers Academy and put Alvares there. Iron Fist can take care of his training in martial arts (and I bet Steve Rogers can teach him a lesson or two about humility).