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
The Alchemist by: Paolo Coehlo
ISBN: 978-0-06-231500-7
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Pre-AP English 1
The Alchemist by: Paolo Coehlo
ISBN: 978-0-06-231500-7
Click here for the reading assignment

Junior Summer Reading & Assignments

English 3
The Help by: Kathryn Sockett
ISBN: 978-0399155345
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
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Sophomore Summer Reading & Assignments

English 2
Fahrenheit 451 by: Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 978-1451673319
Pre-AP English 2
Fahrenheit 451 by: Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 978-1451673319
AP World History
An Edible History of Humanity by: Tom Standage
ISBN: 978-0-8027-1991-1
Edition - 2009.  Publisher - MacMillan Higher Education
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Honors Theology 2
God is Near Us by: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
ISBN: 978-0-89870-962-9
Publisher - Ignatius Press
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Senior Summer Reading & Assignments

English 4
The Other Wes Moore  by: Wes Moore
ISBN: 978-0385528207
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AP Literature
Brighton Rock by: Graham Greene
ISBN: 978-0-14-243797-1
Macbeth by: William Shakespeare
ISBN: ANY
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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
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