• Summer Learning - Christina School District

    Summer Learning for Grades 9-12

    Suggested Summer Reading

    For students entering 9th, 10th and 11th grade 

    During the summer months it is important that students continue their learning to prevent academic summer loss. The Christina School District will continue its literacy initiative for students by encouraging all secondary students to read one or two novels during the summer months. Summer reading should be fun and enjoyable and participation will support student growth in the upcoming year. The goal is for students to read for a minimum of 20 minutes a day. Studies show that good readers naturally spend more time in daily reading. Exposure to reading is important in developing vocabulary for fluency and comprehension. 

  • Required Summer Assignments

    For students in Advanced Placement (AP), Honors and/or Cambridge classes and/or programs

    In addition to the District projects, each high school requires additional assignments for Advanced Placement (AP), Honors and/or Cambridge students.  Click the links below to access the required assignments by school.

  • Required Summer Assignments for Seniors

    For students entering 12th grade (Class of 2021)

    Part 1: The Common Application

    Part 2: The Personal Essay (This is a REQUIREMENT. ALL Seniors must complete this assignment) 

    Part 3: Summer Reading: Students are encouraged to continue reading over the summer.

  • Personal Essay Information / Details

  • Common Application Essay Topics

  • Steps to Success

  • Helpful Resources for Writing Your Essay

  • It is our sincere hope that you will read many books and informational texts, beyond this assignment, throughout the summer. We look forward to seeing you in the fall!


    Please contact Adriane Brown, ELA Curriculum Specialist