ac·a·dem·i·cal·ly | \ˌa-kə-ˈde-mi-k(ə-)lē \

Definition of academically 

: in an academic way : with regard to formal studies or academics doing well academically academically advanced students And it has made them more appealing to colleges, which have grown more welcoming as they find that homeschoolers do fine academically.— Linda Perlstein … fans and coaches at academically elite institutions would say that, yes, they were handicapped by stricter admissions policies, but in the long run, brains win out over brawn.— Mark Bechtel

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Jones was planning to enroll in a junior college — either Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut or West Hills College in Lemoore — for the 2018-19 school year to become academically eligible for the 2019 season. J. Brady Mccollough,, "Ex-USC football player Jack Jones arrested, charged with breaking into Panda Express at 3 a.m.," 9 June 2018 New York City education officials want to close PS 25 in Brooklyn, a public school with a student population that is mostly minority and economically disadvantaged — even though the school does remarkably well academically. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Why is New York City trying to close a successful public high-needs school?," 24 May 2018 Officials said the players have done well academically, some receiving college scholarships. Jean Marbella,, "When football teams refuse to play an inner-city powerhouse like St. Frances, is it safety, or bias?," 9 June 2018 Maine South’s Maine Scholars, who make up the top 1 percent of their graduating class academically, were also presented. Jennifer Johnson,, "Maine South honors graduates," 21 May 2018 The league is being marketed as an alternative to the NCAA for kids who don’t want to, or weren’t academically eligible to, play college basketball. USA TODAY, "LaVar Ball's Junior Basketball Association debuts with a freewheeling style in front of small crowd," 22 June 2018 In the Philippines, Mr. Soberano tells them, school is stricter and more academically challenging. New York Times, "Teacher Pay Is So Low in Some U.S. School Districts That They’re Recruiting Overseas," 2 May 2018 She was also recognized for starting a program called College for Kids at Palomar College, and later expanding the program at MiraCosta, for youths to come onto the college campus in the summer and take academically challenging classes. Linda Mcintosh,, "Mira Costa director recognized," 23 Apr. 2018 Research indicates that students who participate in an AP course are more likely to complete an undergraduate program, choose academically challenging majors in college and are prone to pursue an advanced degree. Houston Chronicle, "Katy ISD news and notes," 22 Jan. 2018

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circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

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