high school

noun (in the US) ⇨ See also ↑school
ADJECTIVE
junior, senior
local, private, public
Catholic
VERB + HIGH SCHOOL
enter, start
go to

I went to high school in Ohio.

complete, finish, graduate from
drop out of

He dropped out of high school when he was seventeen.

HIGH-SCHOOL + NOUN
class

Jessica went to Yale after graduating at the top of her high-school class.

freshman, junior, senior, sophomore
grad (AmE, informal), graduate
dropout
buddy (informal), classmate, friend, sweetheart

He married his high-school sweetheart.

dance, graduation, prom
degree, diploma
education
career

During her high-school career in Virginia she won ten state titles.

days, years

Mitsuka was almost at the end of her high-school years.

yearbook
reunion
athlete, cheerleader, coach, player
athletics, ball (AmE), basketball, football, etc.

He played high-school ball at St. Peters.

gym
biology, chemistry, etc.
level

physics classes at the high-school level

PREPOSITION
after high school

What do you plan to do after high school?

during high school

Janine dated many boys during high school.

from high school

an old friend from high school

in high school

I was a senior in high school.

We knew each other back in high school.

I'd known her since my sophomore year in high school.

through high school

She had good grades all the way through high school.

PHRASES
fresh out of high school, right out of high school, straight out of high school

an 18-year-old kid who is fresh out of high school


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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