senior high school


Definition of senior high school

: a school usually including grades 10 to 12

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Francis’s announcement came with plans to forgo his senior high school season to enroll early in Chapel Hill, but that timeline was derailed by a knee surgery. Emily Caron,, "After Major Departures, UNC's Spring Push Has Restocked Tar Heels' Roster," 22 Aug. 2019 The district explains that the Katy Independent School District doesn’t provide busing for students who live within .50 miles of the property boundary of elementary schools or within 1 mile of the property boundary of junior and senior high schools. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Willow Fork Drainage District proposes pedestrian underpasses, seeks TxDOT funding," 23 July 2019 The rural school district of Fairbury, Nebraska, has about 900 students, 383 of whom are enrolled at the junior-senior high school. Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News, "To combat vaping, Nebraska school district will randomly test students for nicotine," 18 June 2019 According to the Journal Star, about 60% of students at the district's junior-senior high school participate in after-school activities. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "School district to test students for nicotine, says vaping is becoming an 'epidemic'," 18 June 2019 But Sichel, in an interview this week, said the school already had plans to integrate computer coding and more advanced technology courses into the curriculum for the majority of students at the junior and senior high schools. Kathy Boccella,, "Abington apologizes for mishandling of $25M donation that called for high school renaming," 3 Apr. 2018 Karen began by winning San Diego's Ink Tournament (for junior and senior high school students) six straight times., "July 8, 1962: Susman triumphs at Wimbledon," 8 July 2018 That is a problem common to many exams, but the supreme importance of the gaokao means that schools usually focus only on cramming students for it during their three years of senior high school. The Economist, "The world’s most important exam is flawed," 28 June 2018 The days of waiting until a player's senior high school season before making a final decision on a scholarship offer are long-gone. Josh Bean,, "Taulia, Tyson and Nix have committed, and it's good news for Alabama and Auburn," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of senior high school

1909, in the meaning defined above

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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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