BHS Summer Reading & AP Coursework

For YOUR summer reading requirements, find your Fall Semester grade level below. 

**If you have questions or problems, contact the teacher directly.**

In-coming 9th graders (future English 9 students):

Your summer reading assignment is to read at least one book from the English 9 Summer Reading LIST.  In the Fall, you will be asked to reflect upon and write about this book.  See the English 9 Assignment for more info.

English 9 Honors students:

You must read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by  Sherman Alexie and then a 2nd book of your choice from the English 9 Honors Reading list.  See the Eng 9 Honors SR ASSIGNMENT for due dates and more information.  See also the English 9 Honors SR Book Review for more information on your final, written assignment.



English 10 Students:

Click here to view your assignment! (create a copy so you can complete your work directly in the document)

English 10 Honors Students:

Click here for your summer reading assignment!

English 11 Students:

Congratulations on completing your tenth grade year! In preparation for your eleventh grade English class, all students enrolled (or planning on enrolling in English 11) have a summer assignment. Please click here to view the assignment!

English 11 HONORS Students:

You must read 1984 by George Orwell.  

PDF DocumentEnglish 11 HONORS Assignment

English 12 students:

Click here for your summer reading assignment!

African American Literature students:

See  these African American Literature files.

PDF DocumentAfrican American Literature SR Assignment
PDF DocumentAfrican American Literature Chimamnda...
PDF DocumentAfrican American Literature Commonlit...
PDF DocumentAfrican American Literature Prologue
PDF DocumentWhy I Teach Black Literature

AP Language & Composition students:

Click here to view your summer reading assignment!

AP Literature & Composition students:

AP Summer Reading Assignment

PA (Project Advance) English 12 students: 

The summer reading and viewing assignment asks you to consider how genre and medium affect the content of informational texts.  See Mr. Cierpial's web page to access the essays and other files you'll need to work with.