Summer Assignments

At Alamo Heights High School there are required summer readings and/or writings or other assignments for several courses offered in the 2016-2017 school year. Please note that it is recommended to purchase books early in the summer due to availability. Also note that many teachers require a specific edition of the reading. Be certain that you obtain the correct version. In addition to the assigned readings, some courses also have assignments with specific guidelines. Additional information may be obtained from the teacher's website.


Noggin - Summer reading

This year, all students are required to read Noggin by John Corey Whaley. This year's summer text will be referenced in all classes throughout the school year!! 


Below are the departments that offer course offerings which have additional required summer reading assignments.


Last updated: May 31, 2016
English Department
In addition to Noggin, students in the following courses have additional required summer assignments.
  • English I Pre-AP/Pre-AP GT: Anthem by Ayn Rand -- read closely and annotate
  • English II Pre-AP/Pre-AP GT: When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka -- read closely and annotate
  • English III AP/AP GT: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain -- read closely and annotate
  • English IV AP/AP GT: Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver -- read closely and annotate; Summer Assignment (pdf)
  • *English III/IV DC (1301/1302): See attached assignment and textbook information (pdf)
  • **English IV DC British Writers (2322/2323): Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney (this translation only) Summer Assignment (pdf)

* This assignment is for first-time dual credit students (both juniors and seniors).

**  This assignment is only for students who took 1301/1302 with Dr. Davenport or Mr. Foss during the 2015-2016 school year.

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