in·​ter·​scho·​las·​tic | \ ˌin-tər-skə-ˈla-stik How to pronounce interscholastic (audio) \

Definition of interscholastic

: existing or carried on between schools interscholastic athletics

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The nation’s longest-serving executive of a state interscholastic sports association, Gaine, 75, said he is not overpaid. Bob Hohler,, "‘The hard part is, there’s no crystal ball’: MIAA facing its worst financial crunch," 15 June 2019 School officials credit Brill’s leadership for the establishment of the Moot Court Honor Society at Chicago-Kent for top students in the legal writing program who represent the school in interscholastic competitions. Graydon Megan,, "Ralph Brill, longtime professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, dies at 83," 6 July 2019 As athletics director, Schreiber will lead interscholastic and intramural athletics for 56 teams in 17 sports in grades 9-12. Buddy Collings,, "Schreiber returns to Lake Highland Prep as new A.D.," 3 July 2018 If signed into law, the Illinois State Board of Education would adopt rules governing concussion protocols and accommodations for students who may have sustained a concussion during an interscholastic athletic activity. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Concussion protocol measure initiated by Neuqua Valley students advances to governor's desk," 1 June 2018 Ellen has been an enthusiastic participant in Allied soccer, bowling and softball programs, which provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in interscholastic sports alongside their non-disabled peers. Melissa Whatley,, "Recent Dulaney High grad recognized as student-athlete with a scholarship," 13 June 2018 So the Lincoln Tigers could only practice there and had to play off-site at an interscholastic field. Mará Rose Williams, kansascity, "NFL star and Mizzou grad Charles Harris gives back big to his KC alma mater," 1 June 2018 There's even talk of offering esport coaches a stipend similar to those paid to coaches of interscholastic sports. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "A state champion gamer? Over 2 dozen Alaska high schools will offer esports next fall," 17 May 2018 Parental concerns about injuries and concussions were cited by the schools as the parents’ reason for not signing their kids up for the interscholastic sport. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Naperville Park District latest to add flag football as parents' fear of concussions grows," 5 May 2018

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of interscholastic

US : existing or done between schools


in·​ter·​scho·​las·​tic | \ ˌin-tər-skə-ˈla-stik How to pronounce interscholastic (audio) \

Kids Definition of interscholastic

: existing or carried on between schools interscholastic sports

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