Summer Reading


The following is a list of the summer reading required for students enrolled in Ascension Academy. Students should buy their own copies of each title and have these works completely read when they attend class on the first day of school. Each English teacher will test over these assigned titles shortly after school begins, as well as initiate discussion and writing assignments over the assigned titles. These assignments will seriously impact the first six weeks' grade report.

Entering 6th graders: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Entering 7th graders: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit

Entering 8th graders: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein

Entering 9th graders: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Entering 10th graders: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Entering 11th graders

  • Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 

  • The Book of Job from the Bible (King James Version or New American Bible). A two-page study guide was given to students on the final day of exams

Entering 12th graders:

 A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

*Copies of all of these books may be purchased at Ascension.