Over the summer--before classes begin in August--students are required to complete the posted preparatory reading and writing assignments. 

Students should read the books thoughtfully and be able to discuss intelligently upon their return.  Additionally students should complete the assignments with serious intent. 
 

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Freshman Summer Reading & Assignments

English 1
Farewell to Manzanar byJeanne Wakatsuki Houston 
ISBN978-1328742117 
PublisherYoung Readers Paperback 
Honors English 1
Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir By One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII  by: Chester Nez & Judith Schiess Avila 
ISBN: 978-0425247853 
Publisher - BerkleyCaliber

Junior Summer Reading & Assignments

English 3
The Help byKathryn Sockett
ISBN978-0399155345
AP Language
The Great Gatsby by: F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN: 978-0-7432-7356-5

Thank you for Arguing 3rd Ed. by: Jay Heinrichs
ISBN: 978-0-041899-3
READ CHAPTERS  1 – 18 (pgs 3 – 214)
AP US History
Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction by: Alan Taylor
ISBN: 978-0-19-976623-9
Edition - 2013.  Publisher - Oxford University Press
Click here for the reading assignment

AP European History
The Prince by: Niccolo Machiavelli
ISBN: 978-0-486-27274-0
Edition - 1992.  Publisher - Dover Publications, Inc.
Click here for the reading assignment

Honors Theology 3
The Lamb's Supper by: Hahn
ISBN: 978-0-385-49659-9
Edition - 1999.  Publisher - Penguin Random House LLC
Click here for the reading assignment

Sophomore Summer Reading & Assignments

English 2
Fahrenheit 451 byRay Bradbury
ISBN978-1451673319
Honors English 2
Antigone bySophocles
ISBN978-1580493888
PublisherPrestwick House
AP World History
An Edible History of Humanity by: Tom Standage
ISBN: 978-0-8027-1991-1
Edition - 2009.  Publisher - MacMillan Higher Education
Click here for the reading assignment

Honors Theology 2
Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
byBrant Pitre
ISBN-100770435475
ISBN-13: 978-0770435479
Click here for the reading assignment
Senior Summer Reading & Assignments

English 4
The Other Wes Moore by: Wes Moore
ISBN: 978-0385528207
AP Literature
The Buried Giant (plus 1 additional novel - see assignment below) 
by: Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN: 978-0307455796 
Click here for the written assignment

AP US Government & Politics
NO BOOK TO READ ONLY WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT
Click here for the written assignment

AP European History
The Prince by: Niccolo Machiavelli
ISBN: 978-0-486-27274-0
Edition - 1992.  Publisher - Dover Publications, Inc.
Click here for the reading assignment

Honors Theology 4
Father Elijah: An Apocalypse by: Michael D. O'Brien
ISBN: 978-0-89870-690-1
Edition - 1996.  Publisher - Ignatius Press
Click here for the reading assignment

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