senior high school


Definition of senior high school

: a school usually including grades 10 to 12

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Recent Examples on the Web Primary Health Solutions in partnership with the schools are offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing to students, staff and the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the senior high school on Aug. 4, 6 and 7. Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, "Fairfield Schools students will start the year in the classroom only two days per week," 8 Aug. 2020 The program for both junior and senior high school students has been suspended because those in grades 7-12 practice together. Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, "Lebanon schools temporarily suspend football due to positive COVID-19 tests," 11 Aug. 2020 Marisa Davis has made a whirlwind of major decisions this summer for her senior high school basketball season and college career. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, "Top girls basketball recruit Marisa Davis returns to Valley Vista, commits to Washington," 10 Aug. 2020 The Design Drafting Competition is a contest designed for senior high school and college level students providing recognition for creative design, successful problem solving and craftsmanship in preparing architectural drawings. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "Westlake High School students make splash in design competition at site of World War II submarine.," 23 June 2020 The Under Armour All-America camps follow the same format for all positions with the end goal of an invitation to the Under Armour All-America Game after participants’ senior high school seasons. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "What’s the value of recruiting showcases? Coronavirus cancellations could settle the third-party debate," 17 June 2020 The award, which dates to 1950 and grew to include girls in 1979, is regarded as one of the pinnacle recognition awards for Indianapolis-area senior high school athletes. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Marion County and City Male and Female Athletes of the Year," 27 May 2020 Children ages 5 and 6 will return first, along with most senior high school students. NBC News, "Locked-down families across Europe await verdicts on when schools will reopen," 24 Apr. 2020 The USA Today Network will pay tribute to senior high school athletes who did not get to participate in spring sports with a special segment in the High School Sports Awards Shows, premiering across the country on Thursday, June 18. Staff Reports, Indianapolis Star, "Help us salute Indiana high school senior athletes who didn't get to play this spring," 7 May 2020

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First Known Use of senior high school

1909, in the meaning defined above

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15 Sep 2020

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“Senior high school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of senior high school

US : a school that includes the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades and often also the 9th grade

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