Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958

Summer Reading 2020

Maintain & Sharpen Comprehension and Skills

All Christopher Columbus High School students are required to participate in the school-wide Summer Reading program. The purpose of this program is to encourage reading, not just for all of its academic and learning benefits, but to help our Explorers discover that reading can be a meaningful and pleasurable activity. To the right are all the reading requirements broken down by class and academic path. Most works are MANDATORY for that course, although some courses will allow students to select one of the options given. 

Students are expected to complete their reading requirement by the first day of class in August. At that time, teachers will assess each student through an in-class, timed essay. Students should bring their text(s) (etext or hardbound) to class on the first full day of school in August.

Do note that there are selections required by the English, Science, Social Studies and World Languages departments.

Reading Assignment by Class:

List of 4 items.

  • Incoming Freshmen (Class of 2024)

    College Prep., Accelerated, & Honors: A Separate Peace Knowles

    AP World History: Read the summaries of chapters 7-12 of the text that will be emailed/shared to you.
  • Incoming Sophomore (by Course)

    College PrepRaising Stony Mayhall [Daryl Gregory]

    Accelerated: 
    How to Read Literature like a Professor [Foster 9780062301673] (chapters 1-3 & 10-15 only) 

    Honors: 
    How to Read Literature like a Professor [Foster 9780062301673

    AP Seminar: They Say, I Say 4th ed. (Preface, Part 1 and 2 only) [Graff & Birkenstein]

    AP Euro Civilization: Read chapters 11-12 from course textbook Western Civilization [8ed. - Jackson Spielvogel]
  • Incoming Juniors (by Course)

    College Prep: How to Read Literature like a Professor [Foster 9780062301673]  

    Accelerated CP: 
    How to Read Literature like a Professor [Foster 9780062301673] 

    Honors: How to Read Literature like a Professor [Foster 9780062301673

    AP English Lang.: 
    Thank You for Arguing [9780307341440, Heinrichs] and Language in Thought and Action 5th ed. [9780156482400, Hayakawa]

    AP English Lit.:
    Wuthering Heights [Bronte] and Questions about Angels [Collins]

    AP US History: Read chapters 1-4 from the course textbook The American Pageant [Thomas Bailey]
  • Incoming Seniors (by Course)

    College Prep: Hound of the Baskervilles [A. C. Doyle] 

    Accelerated: 
    Shoe Dog [P. Knight] 

    Honors: 
    The Color of Magic [Terry Pratchett] 

    AP Eng. Lit: 
    Wuthering Heights [Bronte] and Questions about Angels [Collins]
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by AdvancEd and a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.