alternative school


: an elementary or secondary school with a nontraditional curriculum

Examples of alternative school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The May 2023 incident, at an alternative school in the Phoenix Union High School District, ultimately ended peacefully, thanks to good timing and an anonymous tip. Yana Kunichoff, The Arizona Republic, 16 Apr. 2024 Bowser’s bill also calls for creating an alternative school for students with the most severe behavioral problems — such as bringing a weapon to school or hurting another student — that would be run by D.C. Public Schools. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, 3 Apr. 2024 Celebrate:How to attend Changing Hands Bookstore's 50th anniversary parties Changing Hands begins: 3 book lovers with a dream and $500 Gayle Shanks, Tom Brodersen and Bob Sommer met in 1972 while volunteering at an alternative school in Phoenix and bonded over their love of reading. The Arizona Republic, 30 Mar. 2024 Detroit Lions Academy is an alternative school in the Woodbridge neighborhood of the city that serves more than 400 students in grades 6-12 who may have fallen behind academically or violated a school district code at another school in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Lily Altavena, Detroit Free Press, 27 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for alternative school 

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alternative school was in 1969

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“Alternative school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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