summer school

noun

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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Student attendance for District 90 summer school begins June 14 and runs through July 13, with classes held at Lincoln School and Roosevelt Middle School. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "River Forest District 90 adjusts district office hours for summer," 11 June 2018 Katharine Lee Bates, a Wellesley College professor, traveled to Colorado Springs in 1893 to teach summer school. USA TODAY, "Purple mountain majesty: Beautiful views of Colorado's Pikes Peak," 30 June 2018 Linda disappeared while heading the short distance home from summer school on July 6, 1973. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, "'Everyone Returns Home, Everyone but Me': Police Tweet as Long-Dead Girl to Spotlight Cold Case," 9 July 2018 The Bronx natives met during summer school but reconnected years later on Twitter, where their pithy, street-smart jokes earned them retweets, replies and followers galore. Time Staff, Time, "The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet," 28 June 2018 Students who take advantage of the option typically have failed at least one class and don’t want to attend summer school, repeat the class in its entirety during the school year or be held back from advancing a grade level or graduating. Tawnell D. Hobbs, WSJ, "A New Way to Avoid Summer School for Failing Students," 10 June 2018 Any students who will enter fifth through eighth grades will take summer school courses offered at Roosevelt Middle School, 7560 Oak Ave. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "River Forest District 90 opens summer school registration," 1 May 2018 For Eric Reid and John Crotty, the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League has turned into summer school, as the two audit the event in preparation of their first season together as Miami Heat television partners. Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Reid, Crotty in chemistry classes in advance of Heat television partnership," 8 July 2018 The threat of having to go to summer school was held over my head as both a carrot and a stick to stay on top of my schoolwork, grades and attitudes. Lynn Petrak, chicagotribune.com, "Petrak: Summer is here, but that doesn't mean school is out," 23 May 2018

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1793, in the meaning defined above

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summer school

noun

English Language Learners Definition of summer school

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

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