Surviving the Applewhites
The Applewhites live in the country, and they all go to school at their "Creative Academy" Each child makes his own lesson plan, and teaches himself. The emphasis is on developing your talents. For Hal, that means shutting himself up in the attic and living as a hermit/suffering artist. For Cordelia, that means spending all her time dancing in her studio. In fact, the only person who takes any kind of proper lessons is E.D. and she's not about to welcome a new addition who will interrupt her very organized plan.
So the question to ask, is... will the Applewhites survive Jake? Or perhaps the better question is .... will Jake survive the Applewhites?