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What is a secondary school?
A secondary school is an organization that teaches secondary education, the level of education that follows primary school and occurs before college or university.
In the United States, as elsewhere, the specifics of school systems vary depending on geographic area. A child usually attends a secondary school from around age 11 until age 16 or 18, depending on the state they live in.
A secondary school is usually referred to as a high school or a junior high school in the US, depending on the age or education level of the student. Education at a secondary school builds on what a student has learned already and teaches more advanced subjects, such as biology, chemistry, algebra, geometry, American and world history, and English.
It is technically mandatory for a child to attend secondary school. However, state laws only require a child to attend school until a certain age rather than until a certain education level. So, a child (or adult) is free to quit school upon reaching a certain age, regardless of whether or not they completed their education.
Why is secondary school important?
The first records of the term secondary school come from around 1825. It combines the word secondary, meaning “after the first,” and the word school, meaning an institution where students are instructed. Generally speaking, secondary school is the second learning institution a child will attend, with the first being primary school.
Compared to other countries, American secondary schools can often be very large. Secondary schools located in large cities or in school districts that cover a large geographic area can have thousands of students. Depending on the size of the school and resources available, a secondary school may offer college classes or college counseling to students nearing the end of their education.
In America, the actual curriculum taught at a secondary school (and a primary school) is determined by the state government. Depending on the school district, subjects such as evolution, the history of slavery, and the Civil War will be taught very differently. The presence of Christian religious instruction in American schools is also a highly controversial topic.
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While secondary school is free in many countries, this is not the case everywhere. Countries that lack necessary funding to provide schooling often require parents to pay for their children to attend secondary school, severely limiting how many children attend and complete secondary school.
What are real-life examples of secondary school?
Secondary school is an important part of education and a big part of a young person’s life.
When you were in secondary school what sport competition did you participate in?
— Valeska🎴 (@Aolajre) September 19, 2020
My son's graduation from secondary school is tomorrow. He has an admission to study Software Engineering in the University but has decided to take a two-year gap before proceeding. I am super excited for him and will wear a smile all day, tomorrow.
— Chief Ofu Ji (@blossomozurumba) September 18, 2020
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Secondary school typically involves educational instruction that is higher than a primary school and lower than a college or university.
How to use secondary school in a sentence
The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego estimates its Catholic elementary schools’ average tuition is $5,630, while secondary schools average $15,229 in annual tuition costs.Enrollment at Local Catholic Schools Has Surged|Jennifer McEntee|June 15, 2021|Voice of San Diego
She contemplated pursuing drama school again, which she had attempted after graduating from secondary school, though she didn’t get accepted.The Many Lanes Of Noma Dumezweni|Brande Victorian|April 2, 2021|Essence.com
The agency says secondary schools can drop the standard to three feet, but only if they are able to keep students in cohorts, which limit interactions among a small group.CDC says three feet between students is usually enough, a change that paves the way for more in-person instruction|Laura Meckler, Karin Brulliard, Lena H. Sun|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
In secondary schools, she said, most students were six feet apart in class, but not in hallways.Will schools fully reopen? It may depend on whether students have to sit six feet apart.|Karin Brulliard|March 11, 2021|Washington Post
When she graduated from secondary school in 1998, her father bought her a one-way ticket to Dar es Salaam, where her mother lived.She’s Using the Quran to Fight the Patriarchy|Daniel Malloy|January 6, 2021|Ozy
Although Huckabee's condescending tone - like that of an elementary school history teacher - makes it difficult to take seriously.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown|Michael Daly|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And then I did teachers all throughout elementary school and junior high for my friends.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Author J.K. Rowling says all religions are present at her beloved wizard school—except Wiccans.Harry Potter and the Torah of Terror|Candida Moss, Joel Baden|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
One was a Quaker school, whose name he can no longer recall, in upstate New York.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
All my musical studies till now have been a mere going to school, a preparation for him.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
I ask for half a dozen projectors or so in every school, and for a well-stocked storehouse of films.
He was the most distinguished representative of the English school of composition, and was knighted in 1842.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Y was a Youth, that did not love school; Z was a Zany, a poor harmless fool.
The child who has got languages from its governess, therefore, marks time—that is to say, wastes time in these subjects at school.