Sounds like you need something to do during class. I recommend bringing Mother 3, Disgaea DS, and a Nintendo DS.
It would get confiscated, you aren't allowed to have any "gadgets" in class really, they just take them away. To bad I never found enjoyment in good literature. :(
And a laptop would be fun to bring, but again, it would get confiscated or stolen.
@ eternalomega - Yeah, florida public schools are plagued with that. For most of your time, they teach you to take one test (the FCAT), so you don't learn much at all, but it places you into your classes. Me, since I did mediocre on them got placed in mediocre classes. AKA I wound up with all the idiots in the school despite the fact the people who I grew up with/got better grades than, did good on the test and wound up in AP classes.
After 3 years of being in normal classes where the kids are so slow you don't even get through 4 chapters a year it really just drains you of any motivation. It's a shame when the schools put more emphasis onto trying to get money than proper teaching.
I know a lot of northern florida public schools are great, but for some reason south florida schools are plagued with ghetto riffraff and horrid budget cuts. It's a real shame the government puts so little into education here.