High School


High School Study Room Hours (September through June):


Monday – Thursday: 3:00PM – 9:00PM
Friday: 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Early Release Days: Opens at 12:00PM


Summer Reading

*Wellesley High School English Department Summer Reading 2016 Website

*Read the text assigned for your course plus one book of your choice. Title suggestions:

Grade 12



12CP (English 143): Different Seasons – Stephen King (Read “The Body” and one other)
12ACP (English 142): On Writing – Stephen King
12H (English 141): The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
Diverse American Voices: The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
Humanities: Unaccustomed Earth – Jhumpa Lahiri
World Literature: Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga
 Evolutions (11/12):  Unflattening – Nick Sousanis

Grade 11



11CP (English 133): American Born Chinese – Gene Yang
11ACP (English 132): Into Thin Air – Jon Krakauer
11H (English 131): 1984 – George Orwell
Evolutions (11/12): Unflattening – Nick Sousanis

Grade 10



10CP (English 123): The Purple Heart – Patricia McCormick
10ACP (English 122): Where’d You Go Bernadette? – Maria Semple
 10H (English 121): Caleb’s Crossing – Geraldine Brooks
 Foundations 10:  TBD

Grade 9



9CP (English 113): Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
9ACP (English 112): Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
9H (English 111): Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand
Foundations 9: TBD

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