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 \ noun

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My senior year of high school and going to college changed me a lot. Constance Grady, Vox, "Elite library sorters race to process books in cutthroat competition," 17 Nov. 2018 Cameron Champ was a freshman in high school and a graduate of The First Tee program, missing only the means to travel the country to play junior golf tournaments with hopes of getting noticed outside Northern California. Doug Ferguson, The Seattle Times, "Big attention for rookie Champ begins with small favor," 14 Nov. 2018 In 2017, 100 percent of CISLA seniors graduated from high school. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "Bid on Lunch with Jeffrey Katzenberg, Mellody Hobson, Norman Lear and Help High School Students Graduate," 4 Oct. 2018 Additionally concerning are the reports that multiple people from Kavanaugh's high school and college circles who have stepped up to corroborate his accusers allegations have not been able to reach the FBI. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "The FBI Says It's Investigating Brett Kavanaugh—But Is It Going to Make Any Difference?," 1 Oct. 2018 For example, new college students that had used Chrome OS at high school and families who wanted the robustness Chrome OS offers are looking for machines that are more attractive, use better materials, and are a bit faster and more powerful. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "$600 Chromebooks are a dangerous development for Microsoft," 1 Sep. 2018 The cost is $30 for adults and $20 for high school and college students. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Church news," 13 July 2018 The club has partnered with Rancho Bernardo and Westview high schools and is likely to expand to Mt. Carmel High School and the San Pasqual Academy this year, Brown said. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Ginny Brown is leading North San Diego Soroptimists," 13 July 2018 The camp will be staffed by some the area's top high school and college coaches. Indianapolis Star, "Attend Victor Oladipo Youth Basketball ProCamp," 12 July 2018

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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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The first known use of high school was in the 15th century

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high school

noun

Kids Definition of high school

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

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