If I could give myself as a high school senior, I would say PAY ATTENTION and don't drop out. We have a high drop out rate in the city of Gainesville, Georgia. I droped out and so did atleast 50% of my class. In Fact, my son was the first person to graduate from high school in my family. He inspired me to go back to school and get my GED. Now, I am in college. It is very hard to get a job without a high school diploma and the economy is getting worst. Everything I learned in my time at high school,I have been able to use thoughout my life. Geometry is usefull when you own a home, Algebra is useful for budgeting (and so many other things), English is useful if you plan to write an email, Civics is useful if you plan to be an American, etc.