I think the american highschool system ain't really good education for smart people.
In Holland (rest of Europe as well) you get a test for what eduction level you will probably be most succesfull at, then you follow that education for 4, 5 or 6 years, depending on how high your level of education is. That way people get to know what they r capable of, because everyone, including the smart people, gets challenged.
american highschool is just one level of education, in which I believe for example a boy genius isn't really challenged, therefor loosing his interests in learning and stuff.
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NB: Maybe I'm wrong and don't know anything about highschool system, but this is what I've heard. (And I know wiseass kids in highschool can take extra classes and subjects to learn more)
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