”We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.”
-- B.F. Skinner
The aim of the summer reading program is to introduce students to books that are diverse in topic and genre, substantive, and enjoyable. By selecting such texts, we hope to foster a life-long habit of reading in all of our students. So students can see that reading is a dynamic, rich experience, we have created a reading list that extends across disciplines, includes a variety of genres and levels of complexity, and balances the traditional classics with the most contemporary authors.
All students will read one required book. There is also a list of choice books for those students looking to further enrichment. The summer reading book list is designed to accommodate a range of interests; it includes a variety of genres, topics, and levels of complexity. We are sure there is something for everyone on the list.
"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." -Albert Einstein
The goal of the summer math packet is for students to maintain mastery of key concepts necessary for success in the next course. The student will complete the packet for the course they are entering this Fall (2022-2023 school year). The student may either print the packet and complete it on paper, or save it on their computer and complete it using a stylus pen with a digital annotation tool such as Kami or OneNote. Each packet contains 5-8 key concepts necessary for success in the next course. Students will have learned the concepts in previous courses. An example of each skill will be provided and/or a QR link to a video that reviews the skill. Practice problems will be provided and students are expected to complete all exercises in the packet. Mixed practice opportunities will be provided throughout the packet to keep skills fresh.