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Summer Reading

Students at St. Joseph's Academy enrich their summer through required reading in both the English and Social Studies departments, the specific titles dependent upon the courses in which each student is enrolled for the upcoming school year.

Summer reading not only directly prepares students for the next phase of English and Social Studies course work, but it helps to keep their minds active and engaged during the summer months and reinforces the value of reading, whether it be fiction or non-fiction, novel, biography, or history. Reading is a primary way that we learn of the stories and broaden our understanding of the larger human family. Furthermore, the testing services continue to remind us that the main guarantee of success on college entrance tests is “reading, reading, reading.”