Summer Reading

**Please note:

  • 2015-16 Summer Reading books for all students are up-to-date.


    Three academic departments (English, Social  Studies, and Religious Studies) participate in the summer reading program, and students are required to read for each department. Students should expect to be assessed on their assigned books during the first week of classes in August.






    • Economics  (none)
    • US Government (none)
    • AP Government and Economics  (none)




    For Scripture class.
    St. Ignatius of Loyola: In God’s Service
    by Peggy A. Sklar
    Paperback or digital (ISBN: 0-8091-6688-7)
    Summer Reading Assignment.

    To be read by the beginning of the student’s Sacraments class (there is NO summer reading for History of the Catholic Church).
    He Leadeth Me
    by Fr. Walter Ciszek S.J. (ISBN: 0898705460)
    He Leadeth Me study guide and assignment

    To be read by the beginning of the student’s Living the Paschal Mystery class (there is no summer reading for Christian Ethics and Morality)
    Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
    by Greg Boyle, SJ (ISBN: 1439153159)
    Study Guide
    Vocabulary List

    12th grade Senior Synthesis title:
    by T. M. Doran
    Senior Synthesis Assignment

    If there is no stock on Amazon, try the publisher’s website here:

    (there is NO summer reading for other senior Religion electives)



    * Students are expected to read the novel assigned to their appropriate grade.  In addition to the reading, students are required to respond in short-answer format to a set of study questions specific to that book; those responses should be typed, and will be collected for credit. Teachers will integrate the summer reading and responses to study questions into the beginning of the course, so students should bring their book and responses to class when they begin in August.  Furthermore, students should expect some form of assessment on the book—test or essay—during the first week of class.


    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
    Please purchase the paper book. (ISBN: 0-3160-1369-2)
    – by Sherman Alexie
    Study Guide


    The Glass Castle
    – by Jeannette Walls
    Study guide


    catcher-in-the-rye2Catcher in the Rye
    – by J.D. Salinger
    Reading Guide/Instructions
    *If you have Mrs. Dunnion or Mrs. Maynard for English 3, then you must purchase PAPERBACKS (no ebooks) for all assigned novels, including the summer reading novel.


    For AP English Literature:

    For Hero’s Journey:

    • No summer reading.

    **There are no summer reading books for the English electives Creative Writing, Modern Fiction, or Writers & Current Issues


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