This summer, all UCHS students are asked to read "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. A short and enjoyable read, The Giver encompasses many themes and motifs which will connect to other literary assignments throughout the year, as well as our school-wide theme of leadership. A link to the discussion questions for your student to answer before the first day of school is below. All students will submit their discussion questions to their Religion instructor for a grade. 

The UCHS English department has chosen to reinstate 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 
English 10: "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
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.

Discussion Questions