The Right Coast

October 04, 2005
School for super smart kids
By Tom Smith

New academy for the really smart kids. In Reno. My guess it's because the software zillionaire who founded it is a Nevada tax refugee (which is fine -- I'm all for tax havens). I tried to get my kids interested in some of their programs, but the conversation went roughly like this.

Me: Patrick, look at these programs!
Patrick: [examines website] You mean, I could interact over the internet with other really smart kids and talk about math, and literature and stuff like that?!
Me: Yes!
Patrick: I can't imagine anything more boring.

So, like any parent, I gave up. Still, maybe your smart kid has not been corrupted yet by irony. Good luck.