The starting premise is clever: Offspring of superheroes attend Sky High, a secret academy in the stratosphere, to prepare to become either heroes (if they have extraordinary powers) or sidekicks. ("Sidekicks must stop ordering hero sandwiches," blares a P.A. announcement in the cafeteria.) Great things are expected of Will Stronghold (Angarano), whose dad and mom (Russell and Preston) are both caped crusaders, though Will has yet to show evidence of any powers.
While no super shakes, Sky High is cute and funny for its first half (the second half devolves into a teen love triangle). There's a nifty bit by Carter, who, as the school's principal, declares, "I'm not Wonder Woman, you know." While kid viewers may miss that joke, there are plenty they will get. (PG)