correspondence school


Definition of correspondence school

: a school that teaches nonresident students by mailing them lessons and exercises which upon completion are returned to the school for grading

Examples of correspondence school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Morris Brown College last year became a correspondence school with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), which means the college has been officially approved to start the process to become accredited. Eric Stirgus, ajc, "Church board forgives $4 million Morris Brown College debt," 8 Jan. 2020 But just as the once-ubiquitous matchbooks have disappeared, so have correspondence schools. Dan Madzelan, Washington Post, "Outdated education metric is casting a cloud on a higher ed bright spot: Western Governors University," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of correspondence school

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Correspondence school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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