I think you need to look up the definition of the word. If you already know what it means, then you made an invalid assumption again. I wonder if my new mission in life is to make a rationalist out of Behethland.
"And I would say that a child interested in such advanced mathematics and sciences as you mentioned should go to the School of Math and Science."
What a hoot! Everything I mentioned was taught in American High Schools during the 1940's through the 1970's. The regular government schools can't manage to teach something that was commonplace thirty years ago, so we'll build a different school for all those smart kids and ship them off there. So what's the difference between that and a private school? Remember, NC Math and Science charges tuition. We looked into it.