Let me give some background information:
I'm a high schooler currently enrolled in one of the most prestigious high schools in the country. In this decade it has won multiple awards for being the best high school in the country, although its quality has declined somewhat. It's especially known for its treatment of highly gifted children.
I am a student who has always had it very easy at school, I'm not a genius, I just grasp stuff quicker than others, and when I grasp it, I usually have a better grasp. Throughout my first 8 years (primary school as it's called here) I literally had nothing to do, so I just did my own thing and my teacher would let me. When I went to high school (which is 6 years, I'm now in my fifth), I expected everything to be tougher. It wasn't. In the mandatory IQ test in my freshman year (as it's called in the US I believe) of high school they found out that I (along with some other students) am intelligent enough to be enrolled into their gifted program. I expected everything to be tougher. It wasn't. The program just allows as to take off 3 hours a week to work on a project, but everyone in the program usually just do nothing and take boring classes off.
It's now the fifth year and I've become crazy of this all. Every lesson my teachers tell me I could be so much better if I wanted to, and my classmates being envious and such. Yesterday was the last straw. I was in my math class and I was sleeping basically (I never make homework for my classes, no exception). The girl next to me (which is #1 in our ordinary math class) asked for my help regarding integrals. I coincidentally knew about integrals and helped her. She called me brilliant, and my teacher heard it. He then came in and said 'He is not'. They (the girl and my teacher) had a 10 minute conversation about me and how I'm not doing anything and how I could have stellar grades if I wanted (I didn't even bother to join the convo). He said this because I'm currently like 5th in my ordinary math class (but #1 in physics, chemistry and further math). This really bothered me. I hate this negativity and I just want to show every teacher who is annoyed by me that I can DO something. So my final question:
How can you reach your full potential, eventhough you're extremely demotivated at the moment? I think a lot of people can relate to this