Summer Reading

Below is our list for mandatory summer learning tasks. Please understand that now more than ever, it is so crucial for us to stay sharp and to avoid a summer decline in our cognitive engagement and creative thought. I know that it can be difficult to keep your learning as a focus during a time of rest and joyfulness with family and friends. But our expectations are more than realistic and are of the utmost importance for your readiness for when August arrives. Put the work in, my friends. It is for you.

Mr. Pompei, Principal

English
  • 9 Honors - Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
  • 9 CP -  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • 10 Honors - The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • 10 CP -  The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • 10 AP Lang -  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • 10 AP Lang -  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • 11 AP Lit -  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • 12 AP Lit -  Black Boy by Richard Wright
  • 11 Honors - The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  • 11 CP - The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  • 12 Honors - The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • 12 CP -  Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
  • 12 ECE -  White Noise by Don DeLillo
Theology
  • 9 -  The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream by Paul Coelho
  • 10-12 - Perfectly Yourself: Discovering God’s Dream for You (3rd Edition) by Matthew Kelly
Mathematics
  • 9 All  -  Must complete a packet that will be sent to all Holy Cross email accounts on August 1st (due August 28th)
  • 10-12 All - Must complete assignments that will be posted on My Math Lab accounts on August 1st (due August 28th)
Science
  • 9 Biology - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • 10 Chemistry - Must complete a packet that will be sent to all Holy Cross email accounts on August 1st (due August 28th)
  • 11 Physics - Astrophysics for People in a Hurry OR Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
  • Earth Science - Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
  • AP Psych -  The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt
  • AP Biology - The Hot Zone by Richard Preston; Unit 1 Guided Readings to be sent to Holy Cross email accounts
  • AP Physics -  Packet