A high school is a type of high school that prepares students for college entry. Also known as high schools or academies, most are private schools that require students to apply for admission during elementary or middle school. While some schools have a religious affiliation, others do not. College readiness indicates that a school prepares students for college.
In theory, of course, every high school should prepare students for college, but this is not always the case, even for schools that adopt the label of college high school. With a national focus on preparing students for college and careers, many schools, even elementary schools, are using the college high school degree in their names and promotional materials, but what does it really mean?.