i ask myself the same thing. i am a freshman in highschool but really the best thing to do is really teach yourself. if you're thinking of making animation and all this 3D stuff your career in the future just try to get yourself ready for college. i have been using online tuturials and videos to teach myself all this 3D stuff for about 2 years now. and i am amazed on how many things i have already learned. i cant really answer your question but this is how i solved the problem.