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High School (Reading List)
  • Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis   

  • The Help by Katherine Stockett  

  • The Pearl by John Steinbeck

  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway     

  • Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth 

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 

  • Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay     

  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin    

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne     

  • Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford       

  • When We Were Lost by Kevin Wignall   

  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien    

  • The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins      

  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd       

  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy  

  • After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay   

  • War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells 

  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom     

  • The Noticer by Andy Andrews   

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald      

  • Invictus by Ryan Graudin      

  • This is Our Story by Ashley Elston      

  • Salt to the Sea by Rupta Sepetys

  • The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner      

  • Samurai Rising by Pamela S. Turner     

  • Scythe by Neil Schustermen       

  • Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly      

  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer     

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen      

  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton       

  • Avalon by Mindee Arnett       

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott     

  • Jackaby by William Ritter      

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee       

  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson      

  • The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes       

  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens       

  • And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer       

  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman       

  • The Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman      

  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

  • Fences by August Wilson

  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

  • The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

  • Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest Gaines

  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding

  • Becoming, Michelle Obama

  • Born a Crime, Trevor Noah

  • The Source of Self-Regard, Toni Morrison

  • Utopia for Realists' and How We Can Get There, Rutger Bregman

  • When, Daniel Pink

  • Why We Sleep, Mathew Walker

  • The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown

  • The Wright Brother, David McCullough

  • Unbroken, Lauren Hillenbrand

  • Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell

Students may read additional books for extra credit. For additional, extra credit selections, please check out Hillsborough County’s Summer Reading Programs, found here.

Below are a few websites that will provide reading levels for many of the books listed above. Please feel free to use one of these to find a reading level or use any similar tool that may be available to you. Librarians and teachers are also experts
in helping pair students with appropriate books.
AR Book Finder: http://www.arbookfind.com/default.aspx
Lexile Find a Book: http://www.lexile.com/search/filters/results/
Scholastic Book Wizard: http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/

We encourage students to challenge themselves through summer reading. If your child wants to read a book above his or her level, here are a few tips you can use to assist them in being successful:
· If a reader tackles a book above his or her reading level, consider what additional instruction or lower-level reading resources might help.
· Ask the reader to keep track of unknown words within the book, and look them up together.
· Take turns reading aloud to each other to help process the information into smaller portions.

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9th Grade Geometry

Summer Assignment: 9th Grade Geometry (7 Skills)

Khan Academy High School Geometry: Class Code: 2ESFREUB

Right Triangles and Trigonometry: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry#hs-geo-trig

  1. Modeling with  Right Triangles
  2. Law of Sines
  3. Law of Cosines

Similarity: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry#hs-geo-similarity

  1. Solving modeling problems with similar and congruent triangles

Solid geometry: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry#hs-geo-solids

  1. 2D vs 3D Objects
  2. Solid Geometry Intro

Circles: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry#hs-geo-circles

  1. Standard equation of a circle
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10th grade Algebra 2

Summer Assignment: High School – 10th grade Algebra 2

Khan Academy Algebra 2 : : https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2

Polynomial factorizationhttps://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-factor

1. Factoring Monomials.

2.  Greatest Common Factor.

3. Taking Common Factor.

4.  Factoring Higher Degrees Polynomial.

5.  Factoring Using Structure.



1. Introduction to Logarithms.

2. The constant e and the natural logarithm.

3. Properties of logarithms.

4. Solving exponential equations with logarithms.

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11th Grade Pre-Calculus

Summer Assignment: 11th Grade Pre-Calculus (8 Skills)

Khan Academy Precalculus: Class Code: MJBBXK8U

Conic Sections: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/precalculus#x9e81a4f98389efdf:conics

  1. Expanded equation of a circle
  2. Center and radii of an ellipse
  3. Foci of an ellipse
  4. Focus and directrix of a parabola
  5. Introduction to hyperbolas
  6. Foci of a hyperbola
  7. Hyperbolas not centered at the origin
  8. Identifying conic sections from their equations