It is nice that you are thinking about these things. I think I had similar feeling when I as in High School twenty years ago. I didn't try very hard, but I was also very tired all the time, I think from the stress of being at school! I could have done very well if I had wanted to and had the freedom to chose what classes I went to or who my teachers were or whatnot. The most important aspect of all this talk of school being related to anxiety and depression is that a person in our child in our country cannot say "NO" to school, whatever that school may be.