alternative school

noun

Definition of alternative school

: an elementary or secondary school with a nontraditional curriculum

Examples of alternative school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the dashboard, a staff member from Venture High School, an alternative school drawing from all the district’s high schools, has died as a result of the coronavirus. Brayden Garcia, Dallas News, "Arlington ISD reports over 30 active coronavirus cases this week," 21 Oct. 2020 The alternative school serves grades 5-8, about 45 students total, district spokesman Jim Farrell said. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "Manchester closing school due to likely COVID-19 case," 10 Sep. 2020 Brown works at an alternative school, Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice in Englewood. Saja Hindi, The Denver Post, "Colorado teachers eager for more mental health resources to help students," 15 Mar. 2020 At 14, he's sent to an alternative school after losing his temper in a big way. Washington Post, "Jonathan Majors is your new American hero," 13 Aug. 2020 Parents were offered a $500 grant if their children enrolled in other Catholic schools, but many were bitter that the closures were announced with little time to make alternative school plans. David Crary, Star Tribune, "Amid pandemic, future of many Catholic schools is in doubt," 9 Aug. 2020 Parents were offered a $500 grant if their children enrolled in other Catholic schools, but many were bitter that the closures were announced with little time to make alternative school plans. David Crary, BostonGlobe.com, "Amid pandemic, future of many Catholic schools is in doubt," 9 Aug. 2020 He was sentenced to probation and finished out his high school education at an alternative school, Escuela Tlatelolco, while living in a halfway house. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Longtime anti-gang activist Cisco Gallardo leaving Denver for a new role, but his legacy will remain," 18 Feb. 2020 Like Oregon City, North Clackamas was prompted to examine a niche problem at two alternative schools but ended up focusing on boosting attendance districtwide and keeping all ninth-graders on track to graduation. oregonlive, "Optimism, not resentment, rules as Oregon enters version 2.0 of school improvement crusade," 20 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of alternative school

1969, in the meaning defined above

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31 Oct 2020

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“Alternative school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alternative%20school. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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