Summer Reading Assignment
The all-school summer read for this year is "Not a Fan: What Does It Really Mean to Follow Jesus? (Student Edition)" by Kyle Idleman. This book encompasses many themes and motifs which will connect to Community devotions, Religion classes, and other literary assignments throughout the year. It builds on our school-wide theme of "The Fruits of the Spirit". Students are required to read this book and need to be ready to discuss this on the first day of school.
The UCHS English department assigns summer reading to better prepare our students for the challenge of analyzing college-level classic literature. UCHS students need to complete their summer reading novel before the semester in which they have English. Thus, if your student does not have English on their schedule in the Fall, they will need to read their novel before January when their English class begins. If a student is wondering which English they will likely be in for the Spring semester, they can check the Spring planning on the bottom of their Fall semester schedule. All students should expect that they will be held accountable for the summer reading in class on the first day of school. The novel selection for each English course is as follows:
English 9: "Anthem" by Ayn Rand
American Literature (English 10): "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
World Literature (English 11): "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand
English 12: "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding
We appreciate students' commitment to bettering their deep reading skills over the summer, and parents' commitment to supporting their student's intellectual growth during the summer months.