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 Many of these students are either referred to an alternative school, drop out or eventually get caught up in the juvenile justice or welfare system. Ron Avi Astor, CNN, 21 Feb. 2018 Ironically, when he was sent to an alternative school for students with behavioral issues, he was finally given the freedom to tap into his talents. Essence, 2 Nov. 2021 Public Defender Felicia Weiss, said Garcia, who has no children, attended Disney High School and an alternative school. Rosemary Sobol, chicagotribune.com, 28 Oct. 2021 Experiential learning plays a big part in education at the alternative school in San Francisco. Gwendolyn Wu, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Oct. 2021 For six years, Dawn Joella Jackson was the principal of Helensview School, a public alternative school near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street. oregonlive, 4 Oct. 2021 Precious and its tale of a New York City teen who enrolls in an alternative school amid ongoing abuse from her mother, became a runaway hit with critics. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 14 Sep. 2021 Harris, a former military police officer, corporate marketer and restauranteur, closed a rundown alternative school and a divisive magnet school, reset elementary school enrollment rules and built a middle school. Levi Pulkkinen, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2021 Olson was teaching at the alternative school, and Witt was a Dakota County sheriff's deputy there. Reid Forgrave, Star Tribune, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of alternative school

1969, in the meaning defined above

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7 Dec 2021

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“Alternative school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alternative%20school. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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