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What do we read?

Core Reading List

College Prep Core Texts

  •  9th:  To Kill a Mockingbird; The Odyssey; Of Mice and Men; Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet; Kindred; Night
  • 10th: The Lord of The Flies; Othello; The House of The Spirits; The Perfect Storm; Bless Me, Ultima; Cry the Beloved Country or Kaffir Boy
  • 11th: The Things They Carried; Into the Wild; Catcher in the Rye; The Crucible; The Great Gatsby
  • 12th: The Stranger; Hamlet; 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale; Metamorphosis

‚ÄčHonors and Advanced Placement text examples

  • 9th Honors: College prep selections + Jane Eyre, Great Expectations, Maus I & II
  • 10th Honors: Othello, Tale of Two Cities; All the Pretty HorsesThe House of the SpiritsThe Poisonwood Bible; Siddartha
  • Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition: Hamlet; Frankenstein; Tess of the D'Urbervilles; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Metamorphosis; The Heart of Darkness; Mrs. Dalloway; As I Lay Dying; The Handmaid's Tale


At all grade levels students will read novels in addition to these core text.  Teachers may choose texts from a supplementary reading list, and/or students will be given the opportunity to read books they choose themselves.

During the reading of any novel, teachers and students will explore supplemental readings that include short stories, poetry, plays, articles and essays.