summer school

noun

: 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 My mom worked full time as a teacher, and during the summer for summer school. Jill Robi, Parents, 18 May 2024 The district also created a new Saturday learning program, expanded its summer school offerings, and hired new staffers called family engagement specialists to work with chronically absent students and their parents to get kids back in school consistently. Silas Allen, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 May 2024 Things like having summer school and additional tutoring and programs like that can help. Dana Taylor, USA TODAY, 10 May 2024 Reading further:Black history 'Underground Railroad' forms across US after increase of book bans The African American Policy Forum will host a Critical Race Theory summer school in New York to provide a week of training on issues, including advocacy, education and political engagement. Deborah Barfield Berry, USA TODAY, 3 May 2024 Some have had to cut positions and scrap programs such as summer school. Nick Sullivan, The Arizona Republic, 10 Apr. 2024 Principal Xavier Kimber explained that the school would be losing several important learning interventions, including summer school and key staff members. Nicole Asbury, Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2024 Professor Kane, one of the researchers, also advised schools to notify the parents of all children who are behind, in time to sign up for summer school. Claire Cain Miller, New York Times, 31 Jan. 2024 Here's how much snow has fallen in 2024 so far Cartwright Elementary School District, which has 20 schools, canceled its summer school programming, district spokesperson Victor Hugo Rodriguez said. Nick Sullivan, The Arizona Republic, 29 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of summer school was in 1793

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“Summer school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summer%20school. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

summer school

noun
: a school or school session conducted in summer especially to help students make faster 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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