Summer Reading

Students are to purchase and read before school starts; there will be a test the second day of school. All High school students are required to participate in the summer reading program. It is a part of their curriculum and enhances their vocabulary and analytical skills. Please have your student read the books listed below during the month of August, so it will be fresh in their minds when returning in September.

9th grade

  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  • Hatchet, by Gary Paulson

Students are to thoroughly read the books listed above. There will be discussions, a project and a test on the books during the first week of school. Ninth grade does not have to do written work on the books over the summer, but they will be held accountable for reading the books.

10th grade

  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (Complete this handout)
  • In His Steps, by Charles Sheldon (Type a one-sentence summary of each chapter.)

10th grade: Honors

11th grade

12th grade

  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (Complete this handout)
  • Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (Complete this handout)

AP Classes

Summer Reading Requisites for Advanced Placement English Language and Composition 
Summer Reading Requisites for Advanced Placement Biology 

Please contact Mrs. Scarborough at cscarborough@hgcsweb.com if you have any questions! Happy reading!

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