I appreciate your story tremendously because, while details may differ, our experiences with school + the Internet are very nearly mirrors.
There’s no place for a self-learner in schools. That’s where the internet is so fantastic. I foresee a day where those that love to learn will get minimal school guidance from a young age and be allowed a large amount of self-direction in their choices.
Some necessary bits can be inserted when necessary but I see no reason that the bulk of learning can be self-driven for those that are self-driven learners.