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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Bankhead notes that administration and some staff are still on campus, but summer school has been moved to Pin Oak Middle School. Rebecca Hazen, Houston Chronicle, "Construction underway for new Bellaire High School," 3 July 2018 Sharpen your pencils and commit to staying in the summer school of the heart. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes Aug 13-19," 11 Aug. 2018 Meanwhile, at Frostproof High..... this guy just showed up for summer school. James Tutten, ajc, "School officials help deputies catch gator found at Florida school," 30 June 2018 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,, "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,, "'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

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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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