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Summer Reading & Math

RISING GRADES 1-8

Many students fall victim to the summer slide during the summer months. The consequences of this academic slide can last with students and hinder their academic success. However, with Fuqua School's Lower and Middle School's Summer Reading and Math program, students are able to consistently review and retain important reading and math skills to best prepare for the upcoming school year, improve his/her confidence their reading and math abilities, fill in the gaps of concepts not mastered during the school year and strengthen existing skills. 

Please click on your grade level below to view summer reading and math assignments for rising grades 1-8. 

Falcon Independent Reading Program (FIRP) Rising Grades 9-12

Fuqua School believes that reading is vital to the learning process, that young people grow intellectually by reading good books, and that reading must be promoted throughout the curriculum. The Upper School's Falcon Independent Reading Program (FIRP) is designed to support these beliefs and to provide a means through which students are intellectually engaged on a year-round basis. In addition, our program is designed to encourage students to learn to read for enjoyment, a habit that will benefit them greatly in life.

Please click on your grade level to view reading selections and assignments. Each student must choose a book assigned by the teacher and a book of their own choosing. In addition, assignments students can choose from are also included under their designated grade level tab.

Rising 9th Grade

 

Student Choice Reading and Project Options

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Teacher Choice Reading and Assignment

Rising 10th Grade

 

Student Choice Reading and Project Options

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Teacher Choice Reading Selections

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Teacher Choice Assignment

Rising 11th Grade

 

Student Choice Reading and Project Options

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Teacher Choice Reading Selections

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Teacher Choice Assignment

 

Rising 12th Grade

 

Student Choice Reading and Project Options

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Teacher Choice Reading Selections

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Teacher Choice Assignment

 

Additional Reading for AP English


Students in AP English are required to read Sophocles’ plays, Oedipus the King and Antigone, and Shakespeare’s play Macbeth prior to the start of school in August. The plays by Sophocles are included in the course textbook, and you may sign out a copy. Any copy of Macbeth should suffice for our purposes, but I would avoid an easy side-by-side translation. If you need that, then you might reconsider taking the course.

Additional Reading for AP Government


Students in AP Government are required to read Protect and Defend by Richard North Patterson prior to the start of 2nd Semester. There will be a test given during the first two weeks of the course on the reading.

Additional Reading for AP History


Students in AP History are required to read River of Doubt by Candice Millard and Common Sense by Thomas Paine prior to the start of 2nd Semester.  There will be a test given during the first two weeks of the course on the reading.