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 The gains were largely driven by the exam schools — Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy, and O’Bryant School of Math and Science — where participation in interscholastic athletics spiked by 31 percent — to 2,295 from 1,749., 11 Sep. 2021 Transgender and gender-expansive students can participate in interscholastic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs consistent with the student’s gender identity, the policy says. NBC News, 11 Aug. 2021 Each year the Catonsville Comets Athletic Department gives an award to all qualifying seniors for achievement in interscholastic athletics over the past four years. Craig Clary,, 7 June 2021 School administrators and coaches are asked to review the heat acclimatization and exertional heat illness prevention section in the OHSAA Handbook prior to any interscholastic practices. James Weber, The Enquirer, 29 July 2021 In May, three states with legislation banning transgender athletes from interscholastic competition were named as hosts for the 2021 college softball tournament, which concludes in June. Analis Bailey, USA TODAY, 26 May 2021 Cox returns to Edgewood as the director of athletics and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience at both the intercollegiate and interscholastic levels as an administrator and coach pending board approval. James Weber, The Enquirer, 27 May 2021 According to the association, Hambor, a Cockeysville resident, is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism. Craig Clary,, 28 Aug. 2020 The SWOADA Middle School Athletic Director of the Year is presented to a middle school (7-8) athletic director in recognition of service, leadership and involvement with interscholastic athletics at the local and district levels. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 11 May 2021

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First Known Use of interscholastic

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Interscholastic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of interscholastic

: existing or done between schools


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Kids Definition of interscholastic

: existing or carried on between schools interscholastic sports


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