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 school (audio) \ noun

Examples of high school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That's the case in the Osseo school district, where leaders were gradually expanding online course options for high school students, as a supplement to regular classes. Erin Golden, Star Tribune, "Minnesota schools fast-track plans for permanent online learning options," 16 Feb. 2021 Nor were the reporters always ready for the confident, hothouse politics of elite American high school students. New York Times, "Postcard From Peru: Why the Morality Plays Inside The Times Won’t Stop," 14 Feb. 2021 The Black History Month Challenge is a first-of-its-kind national competition to help high school students across the U.S. understand the Black American experience through historical perspectives. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "Wondering about ordinary things exercises the brain: Whit & Whimsey," 12 Feb. 2021 The plan approved Tuesday night by the Pawtucket School Committee calls for bringing back elementary school students March 1; middle school students March 15; and high school students on a hybrid schedule March 29. BostonGlobe.com, "R.I. Governor Raimondo defends vaccination rollout," 10 Feb. 2021 As CBS News reported in January, high school students are not yet included in Mr. Biden's reopening goal. Bo Erickson, CBS News, "Many schools have reopened without White House guidance, but can be hard to track how they're teaching," 9 Feb. 2021 At the halfway point of the school year, 1 in every 5 Dallas ISD high school students — roughly 9,000 of them — have stopped attending classes with any regularity. Corbett Smith, Dallas News, "With 1 of every 5 high schoolers not attending classes with regularity, Dallas ISD launches reconnection effort," 4 Feb. 2021 After the Mardi Gras break, as long as coronavirus trends remain favorable, other high school students will be able to return to their hybrid schedules. Della Hasselle | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "NOLA Public Schools to begin phased reopening of buildings starting Feb. 1," 27 Jan. 2021 No return date has been set for high school students. Fox News, "Chicago teachers vote to teach from home, defying district," 25 Jan. 2021

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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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23 Feb 2021

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“High school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20school. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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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