high school

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1high school

noun

Definition of HIGH SCHOOL

:  a school especially in the United States usually including grades 9–12 or 10–12
high school·er \-ˈskü-lər\ noun

First Known Use of HIGH SCHOOL

1824

2high school

noun

Definition of HIGH SCHOOL

:  a system of advanced exercises in horsemanship

Origin of HIGH SCHOOL

translation of French haute école
First Known Use: 1884

high school

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In the U.S., any three- to six-year secondary school serving students about 14–18 years of age. Four-year schools are by far the most common; their grade levels are designated freshman (9th grade), sophomore (10th), junior (11th), and senior (12th). Comprehensive high schools offer both general academic courses and specialized commercial, trade, and technical subjects. Most U.S. high schools are tuition-free, supported by state funds. Private high schools are usually classed as either parochial or preparatory schools.

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