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Summer Reading for 2016-17.

Students are to purchase and read before school starts; there will be a test the second day of school. All High school students are required to participate in the summer reading program. It is a part of their curriculum and enhances their vocabulary and analytical skills. Please have your student read the books listed below during the month of August, so it will be fresh in their minds when returning in September.
9th grade:
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Hatchet, by Gary Paulson
Students are to thoroughly read the books listed above. There will be discussions, a project and a test on the books during the first week of school. Ninth grade does not have to do written work on the books over the summer, but they will be held accountable for reading the books.
10th grade:
  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story - (Read and complete this handout)
  • In His Steps, by Charles Sheldon - Type a one-sentence summary of each chapter.
10th grade: Honors
  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story - (Read and complete this handout)
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - (Read and complete this handout)
11th grade:
  • The Oath, by Frank Perretti - (Read and complete this handout)
  • The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton - (Read and complete this handout)
    12th grade:
    • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens(Read and complete this handout)
    • Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.(Read and complete this handout)
    Students taking AP English Language: Summer Reading Requisites for Advanced Placement English Language and Composition
    Students taking AP US History: AP US History Summer Assignment
    Please contact Mrs. Scarborough at, should you have any questions