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Summer Reading

Summer Reading for the 2023-2024 school year.

Dear Purple Knight Family, 

While the hot, summer months are a much needed intermission from daily school activities and lessons, this two month break often causes students to experience a lapse in learning when they return to school for the fall semester. This “summer slide” can result in students losing two to three months of reading proficiency. 

To lessen this effect, the St. Augustine High School English Department requires all incoming and returning students to read
Sean Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens." 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens teaches young people the value of hard work, setting and achieving goals, and taking responsibility and initiative, all of which are characteristics of influential leaders. When the students return to school in August, they will be given a test on the basic information in the book, and each of the 7 Habits will be implemented in the curriculum and around the school's core values and mission for the new school year.

If a student chooses to earn extra credit for summer reading, he may do so in the form of creating a leadership proposal. In this proposal, students will outline a way to implement effective student leadership at St. Augustine High School. 

All other required books, based on grade-level English classes, will be announced this summer via email.

Be safe and enjoy the rest of the summer!