- study programs offered by a school, college, or university during the summer to those who wish to obtain their degrees more quickly, who must make up credits, or who wish to supplement their education.
- a school offering such programs.
Origin of summer school
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for summer school
"I've decided to stay over for summer-school, dear," he said to her one afternoon in mid-June.Ann Arbor Tales
Karl Edwin Harriman
He was roused by the sound of a dinner-horn such as they used to blow at a summer-school he had once attended in the Adirondacks."Captains Courageous"
I have been giving a course of six lectures on psychology "for teachers" at a so-called "summer-school" in Colorado Springs.The Letters of William James, Vol. II
- a school, academic course, etc, held during the summer