ANSWERS: 100
  • Math yo... In every job Ive had so far.
  • Typing skills!
  • Dating. :)
  • Math and geometry everyday. Many of the things I learned in English class are also put to daily use. Auto shop helped me when I took my ASE certifications, and wood shop gave me the basics that I still use in my guitar building. There are many others, but these are the high points.
  • I can still roll a pretty decent doob and that comes in handy now and again.
  • Math (but honestly, nothing above geometry...other than statistics, but that was college.), English, Spanish, French, Civics, Government, Speech, some biology, economics, sociology, history...I actually use a lot of what I learned in high school and at university.
  • Typing has come in very handy.
  • Basic maths and geometry, reading and writing skills from English,basic science,history in my writing and genealogy, music, and the languages I learnt, Indonesian and German, especially Indonesian, as I do voluntary aid work for the Bali Protestant Church Orphanage system and we have Indonesians in our congregation.
  • Math, science, history, accounting, sewing, art, music, English, economics, government, archery, design, crafts, and probably other things I'm forgetting.
  • In high school I learned the importance of showing up on time.
  • I know you will hate my answer, but almost everything that you learned in High School you will continue to use throughout your life. Especially Mathematics, no matter what level of math you reached, you will need it someday. Rock on! Mexdeath.
  • Lunch!! I have it every day. I have since I left high school.lol
  • Fighting. I was in a good number of fights in high school, usually with people bigger than me, I now know how to defend myself and can throw a mean right. Very handy in some situations.
  • everything' math english spelling history' an being on time' an don't burn things like the buildings ! realy pisses off the teachers'
  • Not giving a shit.
  • ENGLISH!! ENGLISHENGLISHENGLISH!!!!!!!!! That.. you will use all day.. every day.. for the rest of your life!!!
  • Importance ...Value of friends :-) !
  • English...no, wait. That was college. Math! Oh wait...college, again. I know! Typing! I took a typing class in the 11th grade. I was second in the class ^__^
  • Algebra. It comes in handy knowing how deep to dig that ditch.
  • EVERYTHING. Typing skills, writing skills, English speaking and writing skills, math skills from bookkeeping to geometery, wood working, hardly anything is not used at one time or another. Those who didn't learn are in trouble. They are not equiped for either higher schooling or for life.
  • Algebra (including SOME geometry) English Civics and Government History (Think I had some in HS) Music (Choirs, Theory, Appreciation) Art (I design websites) SOME of the physics and chemistry I had Driving (Driver's Ed) and, I'm sure there's more
  • I had wonderful literature teachers, and I still use the analytical skills I learned in HS to discuss the themes in books and movies, alike.
  • ht roll a joint
  • Spelling - Math - and how to play well with others. The rest is just obedience training.
  • English, writing, math, Science... all valuable and I took Vocational classes that taught me much. (Home Ec., Fashion and design, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Art and Computer Application) Cooking, sewing, how to work on a computer, and how to cut and style hair. :D
  • I can give you a few Algebra II Physics The CNC machining class I took The self-confidence to tell people to F*** off Applied Psychology (not INTENTIONALLY taught)
  • the public school systmem was a joke. But i learned a lot more in my first 2 years of college, than I did in 4 years of highschool.
  • I need to comment here. It may seem you didn`t learn much in high school but you learned much more than you realize. Take a person just going into high school and put him beside a high school graduate. The difference in knowledge is phenomenal. I think back to what I knew in grade 8, I hardly knew who Shakespeare was or what the periodical table was. Believe me, you all learned a tremendous amount in high school. We should all collectively take this time to personally thank our high school teachers for this. And ironically, it was the teachers I hated the most in high school that I learned the most from.
  • Latin, which helps me determine the meaning of unfamiliar words from several Latin-based languages. Some folks might consider it to be a dead language, but that just tags them as ignorant of the language. I practiced tremendous discipline to learn it, and that has stayed with me for over forty years.
  • SPANISH. :)
  • Dave......
  • Typing. :)
  • A diploma
  • I think I still have a backpack! LOL
  • Spelling, grammar, drafting, history, a bit of German, and a slew of other things too numerous to mention here.
  • Good grammar.
  • CAlculus, I use it when figuring out things like lateral quake forces and wind loads for the buildings I design as a college student and will design as a practicing architect.
  • Algebra and Trigonometry, needed for electronic design.
  • French
  • Math and English.
  • "The diploma"!!!!! ...... to get a job. Because your job market is going to be drastically decreased if you have to tell your perspective employer you don't have one. If you think life is tough now, wait until you try going through it without a high school education. School is not about teaching you to learn "things", school is about teaching you how to learn, so that you can be your own teacher.
  • One class that I am so thankful that I took in high school is keyboarding, or in other words, a class that teaches you how to type. :)
  • Percentages - it's amazing how often they come in handy. Swimming - also useful. Reading/writing - good one that. The chemical symbol for Lead (it came up in a pub quiz once.) I can safely say that I have never, ever used Pythagorus's theorum though. Nor have I ever needed to circumnavigate a triangle, throw a javelin, recite a portion of "Romeo and Juliet", tell people how man cousins I have in French, explain the factors that led to the defeat of the Spanish Armada, or make a small wagon out of balsa wood. But it's nice to know that I could if I needed to.
  • History helps you enjoy a movie, You have some idea of the historical backdrop of the story. I even like to know when an old movie was made, because there is going to be some ideas and slang from that time period thrown in. Stuff I learned in High School helps me enjoy entertainment more. Also, if you know history, you can see where new policies the gov't is thinking about might take us.
  • reading, writing, & math... also photography and driver's ed..
  • sleeping in English class. Though it kind of ticks of the college professor
  • A ruler.
  • There have been 47 answers so far and I agree with pretty much all of them. My best answer would be Latin, believe it or not. It has helped me learn more, more quickly, about languages of all kinds, English and otherwise, than I'd have been able to learn without it.
  • "Ok. I'm standing in a room full of people, and based on what I learned in gym class, I'm gonna throw a big red ball at a fat kid." ~Jim Gaffagan
  • The use of a tool called a smudger I learned about in art class, which was the only class I diligently attended.
  • Many, many hings. I spent 4 years studying Latin, came away with a great English vocabulary and a method of thinking. Studied 4 years of math and have an understanding, in general terms, of that discipline. Studied history and recall much of that. My English teacher drilled me with grammar so much that I can still hear his voice correcting me. I loved Physics, it gave me an unerstanding of how nature works. Chemistry helped me understand compounds and how they affect all life. I learned to study, to read voluminously and learned to interact with people. I also spent 4 years on the school rifle team and learned to shoot (we won the State championship and the National championship the same year). Frankly, I probably use more of what I learned in high school than what I learned in college.
  • I've always thought that one of the most important things you take with you after high school are the memories of being involved in the musicals. It's an obscure answer, but being in a musical in high school, even in the smallest role, is really an amazing experience. There's nothing quite like it.
  • I learned to tolerate getting through an 8 hour day of someone else's agenda and talking to people I didn't really like without any recesses.
  • Latin..it helps me figure out the meaning of some words without looking them up.
  • maths, english, typing, everything except cooking... thats what my bfs for :p
  • my night stand
  • No matter what your career is, you will use math, and English will help you get that job.
  • Most of the things we use these days we either learned from our parents, earlier than high school, or on the job training. But one thing I did learn from high school is to not trust people when you first meet them. High school teenagers are the worst back stabbers! There are only a couple of friends a made in those years. Most of the good ones are from earlier years.
  • i can spot a vindictive person from 10 yards :)
  • I think I learned many things from high school even if it was like 35 yrs ago: math reading which is used for most every thing typing photography which allows me to put memory away for safe keeping friendship which takes me though life forever cooking of which my mother failed to teach me peace maker which some say I excel at today even more archery which I had to show off to the gym teacher cause she didn't know what she was doing...lol all these skill I put together today plus a few more to refine the person I have become because as I entered High school I was not to sure of myself, a loner and came out a much better person.
  • Everything except wood shop. I'm not knocking wood shop--I'm just no good at it. If you aren't using what you learned in school, you should re-examine your life. What do you do? Eat snacks and watch TV?
  • how to take abuse by mean girls those same popular girls are the overweight managers in the office now. yeah i said it. you know u were thinking it.
  • typing.. I use that everyday!
  • math reading typing psychology sociology physical education science computers art humanities geography first aide The things I do not use are: calculus trigonometry
  • Everything. Even calculus. What you have to realize is they are giving you tools for the mind, what you use and what you dont use is up to you. You could combine all of your knowledge and do something creative and useful. But it is your choice alone, if you choose not to actually listen and learn, or to work at walmart, then all that knowledge will be useless. For example, you could combine biology, computer science, and calculus and design some type of nanobot that is controlled inside of human bodies to hunt down viruses.
  • Although i hate maths... im gonna say maths. Im doing my last year of high school and although i havnt much of maths outside of school i still do. And also some subjects like biology, it gives you an understanding of everyday life such as diseases etc. As for everything else i think its just good knowing, being educated, and being able to have a conversation without sounding like an idiot.
  • social skills
  • puncuality
  • (on display) typing skillz
  • How to pack a tight bowl, how to clean out a bong in a snap, what a grinder is, & how to use a humidifier, and a grinder to extend the life of you stash. You know... money saving ideas!
  • How to get on with life when your "friends" quickly turn into enemies and how to become happy with your own unique self.
  • How to know when someone is talking about you behind your back when not to be friends with someone and know when someone dislikes you due to boy language :)
  • You can't cut out of 8 periods of life a day so... I have no idea what I learned? The whole thing is a blur really.
  • Seriously, the first thing that came to my mind was the fact that you barely learn anything in High School, but its not true. You learn by experience the meaning behind G.B. Shaw's quote "Don't let school interfere with your education."
  • nothing, school is stupid and i havent used anything passed elementary!
  • Nothing. I have never yet been able to utilize the art of dispensing double barrel purple Mescaline from a Pez-like, mechanically altered, bic pen... Or recreate fake program cards for 3 periods of lunch. Sorry.
  • I learned how to read music in high school when I was in band, which now helps me a lot because my major in college is music, now I read and write music all the time when I compose songs or play the piano.
  • The biggest thing you pick up from school past the elementary level is how to live your life. You will spend the rest of your life getting up every morning and going to do something you don't like and taking orders from someone irritating. You're just practicing right now, because once it happens for real it means the difference between putting food on the table and making rent/house payment or starving on the street. There are some that use the advanced things taught in high school and move on to a funner career that pays better then average jobs. But for the most part that is what you're there for. You pick up some nifty things while there though so might as well learn them so your kids don't think you're an idiot when they need homework help.
  • Carpenters use a lot of math. Coach Meade
  • Automotives : ] and typing
  • My alarm clock... I learned to be early then, and I still hate to be late anywhere.
  • Not much. Typing I guess. Didn't even learn much in college... it's all been from experience.
  • Presentations, debates, analitical thinking, peeking at girls, studying people, acting in a social group, being patient through all those boring lessons. A lot of things, and a little bit math
  • I learned how to properly weight train. I am now the master of the gym because of the 3 years of PE I took.
  • pencil case LOL!
  • not to tellgate people, i did that in the 9th grade and rear ended the car in frount of me.no one was hurt and the cars were okay, but it made me stop and think.
  • Typing skills , some mathmatics , I remember the geogrphy teacher that she used to tell us story about life and how to deal with people and how to believe in ourselves and she affected my life big time. some scientific methods as well I still use in my daily life .I learnt my English language from high school as well .
  • Dealing with awkward people and keeping my cool when i really want to knock someones teeth out x
  • how to balance a check book....
  • This may not apply to everyone, but it does to me. The experience that I've gotten from relationships. The valuable lessons that I have learnt from them.
  • Lying about not doing your work in school = Lying about not doing your work at Office.
  • Believe it or not, I find Latin very useful - I can figure out the meaning of new words by finding the Latin root of them.
  • How to run away from a bad situation
  • The main thing I learned from high school that has had a great effect on my life is taking piano lessions for high school credit. Music is now my career.
  • Algebra, English grammar and writing, public speaking, etc.
  • School stuff has been quite useful to me. I'm a scientist so the maths is important, the ability to write concisely and coherently is important. Obviously the science you learn in school is basic but it is an important foundation on which I've built my knowledge.
  • All of year 7 I did no work and just argued with my teacher. This skill has been greatly useful to me in life.
  • I learned how to play the game and give the one in charge what he/she is looking for. That is what school is all about. Specific subject area knowledge is just a benefit.
  • Self defense. I guess that bullying did leave an impression on me.
  • Touch typing and nothing else.

Copyright 2018, Wired Ivy, LLC

Answerbag | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy