When I hit public school, I ignored school, and learned on my own. I was always marked down for 'not fitting in'.
Only school I ever respected was the military school that was focused. Whether it was Solid State Electronics or Kitchen Safety.
Eff 'em. Learn or don't. The piece of paper means crap these days anyway.
What you can do, proves what you know. And you can't fake that.
LOL.... Sounds like me. Bored to death with school. Was always labeled a “trouble maker.” Got thrown out of school for breaking the rules..... Worked construction while in school. Had no intentions of going to college until April of my senior year when I was working on a black roof in the hot sun and decided that I needed an education so I didn’t have to do that type of work anymore.
Never forgot the look on the face of the guy in the university admissions office when I walked in and handed him my outline of my classes for the four years with my application for admission.
It was really funny to have one of my former high school teachers walk into a class I was teaching at the university and find me there as a full time university professor at 26 yrs old!