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 There are also funny unrelated gags, such as Rudd's character getting through summer school by simply running wildly inappropriate horror movies. Brian Lowry, CNN, 18 Nov. 2021 And Phoebe gets enrolled in summer school, which is run by moonlighting seismologist Gary Grooberson (Paul Rudd, regrettably wasted). David Fear, Rolling Stone, 17 Nov. 2021 The federal recovery money will be spent in a variety of ways previously approved by federal and state education leaders, on everything from COVID-19 testing and school ventilation upgrades to tutoring and summer school. Liz Bowie,, 27 Oct. 2021 From May 2020 through summer school, that was a dry run, but then everything went full force in September because everyone was expected to be online. Bonnie Tsui, New York Times, 9 Sep. 2021 Newsom defended his record, saying that many of his policies — like universal transitional kindergarten for four-year-olds and an expansion of after school and summer school programs — will disproportionately help the Latino community. Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Sep. 2021 On July 6, 1973, Linda, who usually rode her bike to summer school in the sleepy beach town of Corona del Mar, had been given a ride to school. Gayane Keshishyan Mendez, CBS News, 15 Oct. 2021 The unions fought against adding more hours to summer school this year. Rory Cooper, National Review, 1 Oct. 2021 Education officials looked to summer school as a path to getting kids that vital extra time in front of a teacher, zeroing in on literacy and mathematics. Talia Richman, Dallas News, 30 June 2021

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First Known Use of summer school

1793, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of summer school was in 1793

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29 Nov 2021

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“Summer school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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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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