High school (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade) students usually have to spend lots of time building vocabulary, especially those planning to test the SAT or ACT. (Some students' grade 9 is in junior high school or middle school, starting high school from 10th grade. In this scenario, please take tasks from your actual class.)
In general, high school words are in three groups:
- Spelling words: know them and can spell them correctly to express ideas
- Academic words: used in classes for all subjects, must understand them to get good scores in non-language subjects
- Literature words: selected from classics that are recommended to students of the grades, nice to know them
We provide a relatively difficult spelling words list, 500 words for each grade. It's for high school students to evaluate and enhance English vocabulary skills. Besides, we offer another harder word list in the Academic Arts section as a supplement for those planning to pursue further academic careers.
We organize word lists by grades at first. You can get spelling words, academic words (for Arts), and literature words in each grade accordingly. Tutors and parents can get word lists for separate grades and subjects here.
Because some high school subjects aren't set by particular grades, we will list academic words (for social studies, science, and math) by subjects, not by grades.
Please focus on Spelling Words and Arts of Academic
if you are new here. They are core in high school students' vocabulary.
However, what you get isn't only a set of high school words. It's an all-in-one tool to study high school vocabulary; it tells you what to learn, when, and how to learn. It also integrates with lots of interactive tests and exercises and printable worksheets. It's handy for students to access anywhere and anytime through the Internet.
Considering the attributes of different word lists, we have developed various study and exercise tools, such as online cards, interactive exercises, printable cards, and printable quizzes. We show some samples here.
Although we encourage high school students to manage their studying activities, tutors and parents can also produce printable worksheets dynamically to help students warm up, review, or quiz.