This kid has the right idea about stepping away from traditional education to find a way of learning that works for you.  As someone who suffered test anxiety and didn't particularly excel in the classroom, it wasn't until I figured out that experiential learning (i.e. experiencing a culture rather than reading about it) was the best way for me to learn and retain the information.  I encourage parents to support their kids in whatever their method may be, and also, to push them out of their comfort zone a little bit.  But most importantly, help them learn the tools for living a happy and healthy adult life.