Saint John Vianney High School requires all students to participate in its Summer Reading program in order to meet the philosophy and goals of the school and to enhance its curricular program.
Each academic department recommends book titles, and appropriate grade levels for these, for inclusion in the Summer Reading List. Students must select two books from their suggested grade level and will be tested on these in an essay format within the first few weeks of school. Evaluation of the essays follows a “pass/fail” rubric; students do not receive a specific grade on their Summer Reading Essay Tests but must pass these in order to receive credit for their required English course. Students who choose to enroll in SJVHS’s Honors English program must read an additional required book for their appropriate grade level. These students will write a reaction paper on this particular book and submit their reaction papers on the first day they return to Saint John Vianney High School at the beginning of the academic year. AP-level students in English and US History have a separate reading list and must follow the guidelines for these courses. Please refer all questions about the AP English and AP US History reading lists to the respective department chairpersons.
In June of each academic year, Saint John Vianney High School posts, on its website, the book list of choices, directions for completing summer reading (including guidelines for writing the Honors English essays and for completing the AP English and AP US History reading requirements), and the rubric detailing “pass/fail” scoring guidelines.
PLEASE NOTE: Digital copies of these books may be checked out of the SJV Library or your local library, or purchased and downloaded to your personal digital reader. Our upperclassmen, have the free digital reader installed on their tablets and may digitally download them to their tablets. These digital devices will be allowed the day of the Summer Reading Test in September.
PLEASE NOTE: If you do not recall what English course you are taking in the 2013-2014 school year, please email our Guidance Office Secretary, Mrs. Erbig, at email@example.com
Summer 2013 Reading List
Summer 2013 Reading Directions
Summer Reading 2013 Grading Guidlines
How to Write a Reaction Paper
Directions for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Hons. Eng and Eng. Composition 121 Digital Submissions (Please use Google Chrome if you have problems accessing Blackboard)
Directions for 9th Grader Hons. English I Submissions
PLEASE NOTE: If any of these links do not open for you, try (1) right click on them and choose open, or (2) use Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer.
These books may be purchased through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or borrowed from your local library.