I am a sophmoore in highschool, and I have a strong interest in physics. I am mostly interested in the extremes of physics, quantum/particle and cosmological, and really want to learn about them. The problem is that my highschool doesn't offer many courses or extracurriculars that can help me get ahead in either of those areas. I have read dozens of books and watched a couple lectures, but without the proper guidance and knowledge it is difficult to learn at a fast pace. Being only a sophmoore I don't have a very advanced mathematical background; however, I do catch on very quickly. I have taken algebra 1&2, geometry, and trigonometry, and I have a 3.8 GPA. I joined this forum in hope of finding some help as to how I can get a advanced education in the areas I stated previousl without having to wait till my school allows me to take them. I am willing to do a lot of after school activities such as tutoring or extra classes in order to get the knowledge I desire. Also if there are any opportunities or qualities that colleges specifically look for in students I would love to know about them. I would really appreciate any help I can get on the matter, since I am very desperate for any guidance what so ever. Please feel free to post any links or ideas that you think would be helpful.