summer school


Definition of summer school

: a school or school session conducted in summer enabling students to accelerate progress toward a diploma or degree, to make up credits lost through absence or failure, or to round out professional education

Examples of summer school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The school system operated summer school for hundreds of students and then opened buildings for learning centers where students without internet could go to learn online. Liz Bowie,, "Baltimore City schools will scale back reopening of schools in face of rising coronavirus cases," 10 Nov. 2020 Even without being able to attend summer school in person, Omersa has been taking online classes to stay on track to graduate early with a degree in business marketing and minor in communications. Marcus Fuller, Star Tribune, "Gophers' Jarvis Omersa brings high-energy approach to social justice causes, too," 1 Aug. 2020 Prosecutors said in court filings that Williams had unenrolled from summer school at Georgetown. Washington Post, "Georgetown football player set up robbery that led to fatal shooting, D.C. police say," 6 Oct. 2020 While low occupancy in schools is typical during summer breaks, many are open for summer school and other activities. Max Horberry, New York Times, "Reopened Schools Find Health Risks in Water After Covid-19 Lockdowns," 28 Aug. 2020 The question of face-to-face instruction has hung over the district for weeks, since the district conducted summer school in July. John Wisely, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit teachers reach deal to return to classrooms," 28 Aug. 2020 For the approximately 4,000 students who attended summer school remotely, Cesario said in a telephone interview Wednesday, attendance was taken and grades were earned depending on student performance. Steve Sadin,, "Waukegan schools attendance down as remote learning begins," 27 Aug. 2020 Special education students in Plano were asked to self-quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19 during summer school. Dallas News, "Experiment or essential education? Texas colleges head back to school in the time of coronavirus," 15 Aug. 2020 Some students already have been attending summer school. Hallie Golden, The Christian Science Monitor, "Parents vs. teachers? For special education, together is better.," 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of summer school

1793, in the meaning defined above

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16 Nov 2020

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“Summer school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of summer school

: special classes that are taught at a school during the summer

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