correspondence school

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Participation in the assessments varied among schools and students, with an especially low number of the state’s correspondence school students taking part, so education officials cautioned the results don’t represent all Alaska students. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Nov. 2022 Meuser graduated from Oak Brook College of Law, an unaccredited Christian correspondence school that has an impressive bar exam passage rate. Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2022 Alaska has about 34 correspondence school programs in the state. Lisa Phu, Anchorage Daily News, 3 June 2022 Taylor recused himself on May 21 from all matters involving correspondence school allotments and delegated the review to Mills. Lisa Phu, Anchorage Daily News, 7 June 2022 In Alaska, Enoch said the terms correspondence school and homeschool are synonymous and are used interchangeably. Lisa Phu, Anchorage Daily News, 3 June 2022 As the Alaska Department of Law looks into the legality of using public funds for private education through the state’s correspondence school, or homeschool, allotment program, Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor has recused himself. Lisa Phu, Anchorage Daily News, 7 June 2022 Meanwhile, at least one correspondence school in Alaska is already allowing families to be reimbursed for secular private school classes and at least one more plans to start the practice this coming school year. Lisa Phu, Anchorage Daily News, 5 June 2022 Instead, Emerson offered distance courses through the University of Nebraska High School, a onetime correspondence school. Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of correspondence school was in 1889

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“Correspondence school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/correspondence%20school. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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