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
Click here for the reading assignment

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

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

Thank you for Arguing by: Jay Heinrichs
ISBN: 978-0-8041-8993-4
Edition - Third.  Publisher - Penguin Random House LLC
Read chapters 1 - 13.
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
Of Mice and Men by: John Steinbeck
ISBN: 978-0-14-017739-8
Pre-AP English 2
In Defense of a Liberal Education by: Fareed Zakaria
ISBN: 978-0-393-24768-8
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
God is Near Us by: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
ISBN: 978-0-89870-962-9
Publisher - Ignatius Press
Click here for the reading assignment
Senior Summer Reading & Assignments

English 4
Stardust by: Neil Gaiman
ISBN: 978-0-06-168924-6
AP Literature (REQUIRED)
Purple Hibiscus by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
ISBN: 978-1-61620-241-5
AP Literature (OPTIONAL)
Stardust by: Neil Gaiman
ISBN: 978-0-06-168924-6
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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