2014-15 Summer Assignments
Compelling research as presented in works such as Kelly Gallagher's Readicide and Daniel Pink's Drive emphasize the imperative of autonomy, choice and relevancy in shaping life-long learners. Inspired by these findings, the English Department has spent more than three years redesigning curriculum to better mold critical thinkers while fostering a love for reading. Our classes continue to focus on the traditional canon, but all grade levels have endeavored to balance those studies with texts that are more contemporary and to offer choice whenever possible. Our summer reading list selections were carefully chosen because they are engaging reads that will resonate with students. We encourage you to peruse this list and make some choices of your own. Happy Reading!
Download the full 2014 Summer Reading List (PDF) or see below for grade-specific lists.
AP SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS
Students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses for the upcoming school year may be required to complete a summer assignment. These assignments serve the dual purposes of both reviewing relevant material learned last year and previewing material for the AP course. It is essential that all students complete each assignment, and do so in a thorough and timely manner. The assignment may constitute part of an early assessment for the course. Please download applicable assignments below. Email the instructors with any questions.