high school

noun (1)

Definition of high school

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a school especially in the U.S. usually including grades 9–12 or 10–12

high school

noun (2)

Definition of high school (Entry 2 of 2)

: a system of advanced exercises in horsemanship

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Noun (1)

high schooler \ ˈhī-​ˈskü-​lər How to pronounce high schooler (audio) \ noun

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Her daughter, Audrey, took care of social media for the AFC and just graduated from high school with an internship offer from the UFC. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "After leading it to worldwide exposure, Sarah Lorimer sells Alaska Fighting Championship," 15 June 2019 The commitment gave the Cardinal a natural cover cornerback who is experienced, having started all three years of his high school career. Shotgun Spratling, latimes.com, "Narbonne cornerback Brandon Jones is already thinking big about his future at Stanford," 14 June 2019 The Northwestern commit ended his high school career in dominating fashion with 29 straight scoreless innings. Lamond Pope, Lake County News-Sun, "As Moe goes: Grayslake Central's Coby Moe named the 2019 News-Sun Baseball Player of the Year," 14 June 2019 When LeClair stepped up on stage to accept the azcentral Sports award for Girls Athlete of the Year that capped off her high school career, her whole body was trembling. Julia Stumbaugh, azcentral, "azcentral Girls Athlete of the Year: Audrey LeClair," 14 June 2019 Senior Luke Carey capped off his high school career with another deep run in the state tournament and is the Boys Player of the Year. Buddy Collings, orlandosentinel.com, "Olympia, Lake Nona stars top water polo all-area," 13 June 2019 Katz emerged as a standout and effective goal-scorer as an eighth-grader and finished her high school career with 225 goals, which ranks second in AHSAA history according to the governing body’s online record book. Josh Bean | Jbean@al.com, al.com, "Montgomery Academy star named state’s best girls soccer player by Gatorade," 13 June 2019 That would be West Hills’ Tessa Anderson who had won championships her freshman and sophomore years and wanted to finish her high school career with a bang. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Bonita Vista gymnast goes it alone," 13 June 2019 Since high school, she's lived in a homeless shelter with her mother, Lorraine, who worked as a dance teacher, but eventually lost her job and home after being diagnosed with cancer. CBS News, "Homeless to Harvard: Teen shares her "surreal" journey," 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of high school

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for high school

Noun (2)

translation of French haute école

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Kids Definition of high school

: a school usually including the ninth to twelfth or tenth to twelfth grades

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