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Summer Reading List

For students, reading consistently throughout the summer months prepares them for the academic courses that they will take in the fall.  Students can use the summer months to their advantage by reading a wide variety of genres.  Reading prepares students to deal with new ideas and provides a basis for discussion and reflection on a common topic.

Every 9th through 12th grader is required to read at least one book.  The book assignments are generally made by grade level.  Students in honors and/or Advanced Placement classes have additional reading assignments.  Some classes require specific books to be read and some classes make recommendations for optional summer reading.

Teachers have specific units and activities planned that will deal with the content of the required books.  Teachers may ask student to read, paying attention to specific concepts, themes, ideas, characterization and so forth and will directly communicate their expectations to students.  

Here are the reading requirements for:

Grade 9 Academic:   Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Grade 9 Honors: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Grade 10:  Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Grade 11:  Enders Game by Orson Scott Card

Grade 11 AP Language and Composition:
Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs - Ch. 1-13

Grade 12:
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

College Composition & Critical Skills:
David and Goliath Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

AP Literature:
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Old Man & The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Grade 12 Optional Reading:
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Anthem by Ayn Rand
Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
Any Other Dystopian Novels

Grade 12 AP Chinese: The Secret Garden (Chinese version)