Summer reading is a necessary part of the high school experience. If your school has summer reading, it has probably been announced by email in May and posted to your school's website. At Cheshire Academy, we post our summer reading information on the MyCheshire portal for parents and students.
In addition, every June, our official high school summer reading committee selects a book that the whole school--students and faculty--will read in preparation for their return to campus in the fall, ready to discuss as a community.
This is a great way to start off the school year on the same page (ideally, the last page!) so we can all engage in thoughtful discussion across academic departments and dining hall tables as we settle into the fall semester.
This year's selection is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safron Foer. In addition to the all-school reading selection, each grade is assigned additional reading to prepare for their English classwork.
A complete list can be found here. Have you read any of these novels already? We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section. If not, get a head start on the academic year with us, and enjoy!