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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Recent Examples on the Web But the guidance leaves it to the Michigan High School Athletic Association, which oversees interscholastic sports, to determine the eligibility of transgender student athletes to compete in post-season tournaments sponsored by the association. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, "Conservative PAC attacking Sen. Peters’ support for sweeping LGBTQ civil rights bill," 15 Sep. 2020 With our member schools each in various stages of the reopening process, the concept of trying to resume interscholastic sports at this time is not feasible. Glenn Graham,, "Despite outcry, MIAA holds firm on fall sports season postponement, plans to re-evaluate in October," 11 Sep. 2020 It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum. Craig Clary,, "Catonsville athletic director Rich Hambor earns national certification," 28 Aug. 2020 In recent days, the CIAC has cited inconsistent guidance issued to CIAC interscholastic athletics versus non-CIAC youth sports opportunities. Shawn Mcfarland,, "Connecticut high school sports remain on hold as CIAC requests conditioning to resume Monday; ‘inconsistencies’ with rules to be discussed," 21 Aug. 2020 It is anticipated that schools will not be able to reopen for many weeks, which prevents interscholastic athletics from taking place. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, "Timeline charting course of contact sports ahead of Tuesday's anticipated return," 18 Aug. 2020 Royal’s first fall interscholastic contest is scheduled for Sept. 22, with the Falcons hosting Sealy in their District 24-4A volleyball opener. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Royal to start athletic competition Sept. 21," 10 Aug. 2020 What makes interscholastic athletics programs different than non-school programs? Scott Springer, The Enquirer, "OHSAA releases Q&A answering questions on fall sports starting Aug. 1," 1 Aug. 2020 In fact, due to the contact nature of many interscholastic sports, our health professionals would advise shifting Fall 2020 sports to Spring 2021. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, "Tucson district won't start fall sports until students return to on-campus learning," 30 July 2020

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First Known Use of interscholastic

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Interscholastic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of interscholastic

US : existing or done between schools


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: existing or carried on between schools interscholastic sports

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