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summer schoolnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsʌm.ə ˌskuːl/  us   /ˈsʌm.ɚ ˌskuːl/
an ​educationalcourse that ​happens during the ​summerholidays: They ​organize an ​annualsummerschool for ​youngmusicians.
US one or more ​classes taken during the ​summer that ​replaceclasses that were ​missed or ​failed, or make it ​possible for ​students to ​move more ​quickly towards a ​degree or ​graduation: The ​students had ​improved enough after ​summerschool to be ​promoted to 4th ​grade.
(Definition of summer school from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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summer schoolnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsʌm·ər ˌskul/
classes that ​students at a school, ​college or ​university can take during the summer
(Definition of summer school from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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