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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In a recent episode of Riverdale, Josie made the decision to leave high school and go on tour with her father. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "9 "Riverdale" Plot Holes That Will Keep You Up at Night," 3 May 2019 At age 7, Soldan started playing wheelchair basketball, and after graduating high school, Soldan enrolled at the University of Alabama on a wheelchair basketball scholarship. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Paralympian Mackenzie Soldan Is Making History in Wheelchair Tennis," 17 Apr. 2019 Duggan graduated high school early and was able to take part in spring drills. Stephen Hawkins, The Seattle Times, "TCU has time to heal after spring without many key players," 11 Apr. 2019 In Huron, there’s no place to buy a dress, deliver a baby, or attend high school (teens ride the school bus to a town 30 miles away). Melody Warnick, Woman's Day, "These Small-Town Heroes Are Helping Their Communities Thrive," 2 Apr. 2019 While attending high school, Detroit-born-and-bred Ross enrolled in cosmetology school, practicing hairstyles on herself as well as taking neighbors as clients. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Happy 75th Birthday, Diana Ross! The Pop Icon’s Best Beauty Looks of All Time," 26 Mar. 2019 Social pressure and the economic promise of a four-year university degree remain strong, especially among graduating high school students. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "The State of American Trade Schools," 13 Mar. 2019 Most recently, Meghan wore a Misha Nonoo sweater while visiting a high school in Morocco. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Every Time Meghan Markle Has Supported Her Friends' Work," 26 Feb. 2019 Adam, Mickey, Jesse, and original drummer Ryan Dusick attended high school together in California, according to Rolling Stone. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Wait, Who Else Besides Adam Levine Is in Maroon 5?," 20 Jan. 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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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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