In high school I had a great computer teacher, Mrs. T, with whom some of you are familiar. I took a few classes with her, knowing that they were essentially free credits requiring essentially no effort, in which I could download stuff using the school's high-speed connection and save it onto Zip disks to take home. I was also her TA, which was more of the same. (I actually don't remember how this worked. I don't recall actually doing the tiniest bit of work for her as a teacher's assistant.) When Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Shadow of Death was released, she let me skip out on my TA period to head to the mall and pick up our two pre-ordered copies of the game, which I then brought back just in time for the subsequent class I had with her, where I tried out the game on the projector screen for the hour. Normally I wouldn't have been allowed to leave the school grounds, but I was a TA with a pass and an important errand for my teacher, so everything was A-OK.
High school was a very enriching time. I only wish that I would have discovered the wonders of classes with Mrs. T before my junior year.