Summer Reading Guide

2020-2021 UPPER SCHOOL SUMMER READING & OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

Updated July 9, 2020
 
The goal of summer reading at Roland Park Country School is consistent with the School’s philosophy in that it “strives to instill in its students a lifelong love of learning as well as the motivation to look within and beyond themselves” while also promoting the importance of reading a variety of works.
 
RPCS ENGLISH SUMMER READING
This Upper School Summer Reading LibGuide will provide you with the book titles and assignments for each RPCS English course and choice book summer reading. 

For 2020-2021, the Upper School Summer Reading program consists of the following:

  1. One or two required books for the student’s RPCS English course with a related assignment.

a. Seniors taking English 12 electives at Gilman or Bryn Mawr should visit the coordinate schools’ links below for information regarding required summer reading for those classes.
b. A paper copy of the book must be used for these books.

2. All students will read one book of their personal choice selected from a list of options and complete a related assignment.  This assignment will be due to your English teacher (or to your advisor if you are not taking English at RPCS) on the first day of class in September.

We encourage you to read as much as possible beyond the required readings over the summer (and year-round!), so you will find that the Summer Reading LibGuide is an excellent resource for book titles for additional reading ideas.

RPCS AP COURSES AND INTEGRATED STUDIES
This AP Course Summer Reading Assignments LibGuide will provide you with the required summer work for RPCS AP courses in English, history, math, science, visual arts, world languages, and the Integrated Studies course: Honors Research Seminar: Profiles in Leadership.
 
COORDINATE SCHOOL COURSES
The information listed in the RPCS LibGuides is for the courses held on the RPCS campus. If you are taking a first semester or year-long class at Bryn Mawr and/or Gilman, please review their summer reading pages for the information about required summer work for their courses: