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 
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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
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Sophomore Summer Reading & Assignments

English 2
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Honors English 2
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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
Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
byBrant Pitre
ISBN-100770435475
ISBN-13: 978-0770435479
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Junior Summer Reading & Assignments

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

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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
No Assignment
AP European History
The Prince by: Niccolo Machiavelli
ISBN: 978-0-486-27274-0
Edition - 1992.  Publisher - Dover Publications, Inc.
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Senior Summer Reading & Assignments

English 4
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AP Literature

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AP US Government & Politics
NO BOOK TO READ ONLY WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT
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AP European History
The Prince by: Niccolo Machiavelli
ISBN: 978-0-486-27274-0
Edition - 1992.  Publisher - Dover Publications, Inc.
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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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