I'm just about to finish my senior year of high-school online, and I'm going to have a year to wait until college... I haven't accomplished much in my high school career, for reasons I can't divulge, and it was only recently when I discovered what the Mathematics League was, or the Physics league, Chem league, etc. Now I'm left with nothing more than a 4.0 GPA and decent exam scores... But I've always wondered; I've completed the highest level science courses available to me in high school, but until I get to college I won't be able to excel any further! There's only so much you can learn without proper guidance, but would it be possible to actually hire a scientist to serve as a mentor? To actually meet up with someone to do private research, or give private lectures outside the curriculum?