K-12 Private Christian School in Northwest Houston, TX

Summer Reading - Secondary Students

2021-2022 Summer Reading Requirements for Secondary Students

We currently have limited availability of the below titles; however, all titles will be available in the Warrior Warehouse for purchase beginning Tuesday, June 15. Additionally, all activity packets for grades 6-12 are available online at www.cypresschristian.org. Please choose titles and activity packets based on student’s recommended ELA placement.

Students should complete their reading and any related assignments as listed below prior to the first day of school, Thursday, August 12.

Middle School
Literature & Vocabulary 6 My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Literature & Vocabulary 7 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
Advanced Literature & Vocabulary 7

Choose one of the following titles:

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
ELA 8 The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood
Advanced ELA 8 The Giver by Lois Lowry


High School


ELA 9 On-Level The Call of the Wild by Jack London
ELA 9 Honors The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
ELA 10 On-Level Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
ELA 10 Honors Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens    
ELA 11 On-Level The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
AP English 11 Language & Composition The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
AP Seminar Click AP Seminar for assignment
AP Language & Composition Animal Farm by George Orwell
AP Literature & Composition The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare (Folger Edition)
AP Capstone Research Click AP Capstone Research for assignment



AP World History AP World History textbook - Read the first three chapters. Complete assignment.
Government and Economics The Know Your Bill of Rights Book by Sean Patrick - Quiz will be given the first week of class.



Spanish II Honors Learn the Vocabulary Verb list.
Spanish III Honors La Guitarra Misteriosa by Kay Jarvis-Sladky - Complete Chapter Questions.
AP Spanish IV El matrimonio de doña Brígida by Enrique Labarta - Be prepared for a conversation on how Satan uses his wiles to gain access to our lives/desires.


Leadership and Biblical Perspective:

Grades 9 & 10 God's Big Picture by Vaughan Roberts - Quiz will be given the first week of class.
Grades 11 & 12 Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck - Quiz will be given the first week of class.