Just saying: I used to drive home through a neighborhood in Irvine where the trees changed color in fall. (Granted, it was one tree at the curb in front of each house, lol.) And you can go to the mountains, for snow.
And other than the southwest, lots of areas in the US have 4 seasons. Or 3.5.
Any in-school math sci activities other than the club?
Oh, wait, even weirder. A large group of grad school friends got together and at some point, talked about the people we'd want to find and invite to any next gathering. I searched for a male friend (knew his hometown and where he went undergrad.) Lo and behold, found a suspect about 90 minutes away. What came up most on google was about a son. One night, months later it just dawned on me the kid would be my D's age and in college. What if...? And you guessed it, he was at the same college. And she knew him.
On CC, please reconsider before filling up the gas tank on another parent's helicopter.
Especially when that heli-parent wants to lock a middle school kid in, before any outside verification the kid is ready. Appreciate their curiosity. But that doesn't mean he or she is a certified genius.