I haven't taken a high school anything and I am smarter than any 16 year old I know.
I often refer to the definition of evolution to this simple rhyme:
"Evolution is a mystery.
Full of changes that no one can see
It makes a mockery of human history.
Because Science and Evolution simply do not agree."
It's only a mystery because you haven't taken high school biology yet.
The changes are very visible, and we see them all the time.
Evolution is essential to understanding biology. Without evolution, biology doesn't make sense.