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

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During summer school before his senior year, Banks took a break from class to make a phone call. Nigel Smith,, "The True Story Behind Brian Banks: From 5 Years in Prison as an Innocent Man to Playing in NFL," 8 Aug. 2019 An hour before kickoff Saturday, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey briefly outlined some of those drawbacks, from summer school to lingering waiver requests and so on. Ross Dellenger,, "Success of Florida-Miami Makes a Compelling Case for Future Week 0 Marquee Matchups," 25 Aug. 2019 And then after that, Jessica and Alex break up, which leads her to meet and start dating Justin after the spend time together in summer school. Rachel Paige,, "The Long, Complex History Of Justin & Jessica's 13 Reasons Why Relationship," 24 Aug. 2019 The summer school and camp program has been around for six years and has offered scholars an opportunity to avoid falling behind scholastically during the summer. Andrew J. Campa,, "Burbank YMCA summer camp aims to instruct students, win over benefactors," 11 July 2019 Prosecutors say the teen suspect, identified as E.R.M. in court documents, put on a condom and waited for the girl to return home from summer school, then held her down and penetrated her. The Washington Post,, "Judge says a teen from a ‘good family’ should not be tried as an adult in sexual assault," 3 July 2019 Integrating teachers, curricular offerings, after-school programs, and public summer school enrichment activities delivered a better quality education to black children. Michelle Adams, The New Republic, "The Integration Success Stories," 23 Aug. 2019 About 35 miles to the south, around the same time Shadyac was taking his lunch break, Brian Banks was in a summer school class at Long Beach Polytechnic High. John Horn, Los Angeles Times, "No one would hire Hollywood’s top comedy director. An exonerated football star changed that," 8 Aug. 2019 That began this week when SDSU’s second summer school session started. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Aztecs officially add two San Diegans among several football transfers," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of summer school

1793, in the meaning defined above

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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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