After reading the post about what you wish you had learned in high school, I became curious about what you learned in high school that you are glad you learned. What do you still use today? Many things we teach in high school don't stick with us past college. I believe that the process of learning is beneficial even if the content is not practical. I also think that small pieces of understanding are built, and while we may not be able to trace how we learned something back to a specific class, the class probably contributed to our understanding in some way. But besides these things- what things did you learn in high school that you still find beneficial today? What things did you learn that you are glad you learned? What things do you remember from your high school classes? Science: I remember learning about genetics in biology, and I still use this knowledge today. In Chemistry, we had to read a book about science and I chose "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson. He is now one of my favorite authors, and I learned so much from that book. English: My tenth grade English teacher taught me how to write. I learned grammar and the structure of language. I'm sure we read books that I'm glad I read, but learning how to write is my main take away. Also, vocabulary. Spanish: I took 4 years of Spanish and it definitely comes in handy Math: I'm glad I learned about geometry, but I can't remember anything specifically. History: I learned American history pretty thoroughly. Though I couldn't free recall much of it, I can readily bring to mind most of it when I'm prompted by something else. I don't think I learned much in my other history courses. Art: I took an art appreciation class that actually made me appreciate art. Much of the class consisted of us watching videos of artists explaining their work and why they create art. I am not artistically inclined, and I feel like I have a much better grasp of the purpose of art. And I suppose the other side of this question is what do you think you shouldn't have spent time learning in high school? Is there anything that you consider a "waste of time" looking back?