English Summer reading assignment

Dear English Pre-AP/AP Students and Parents:


Borger lSD is pleased that you have selected a Pre-AP/AP English Language Arts course for the 2019-2020 academic year. As you know, these classes are quite rigorous. Students are more likely to experience success on the AP exam if they have been exposed to a variety of authors. For this reason and because we like to keep our students challenged during the summer months, Borger High School has elected to require summer reading from Grades 9-12 for those students who have chosen to participate in the AP program. We would like to encourage you to read the selections along with your children and have some family discussions about great literature.

We would also like to encourage you to purchase a book for your child if at all possible. There are some wonderful sources to find inexpensive copies of the novels such as half.com, alibris.com, amazon.com. and Half­ Price Books. The advantage of owning a text is that the student can take notes and annotate in the book which will prove important upon return to class. If you are not able to purchase a copy of the assigned book, Borger High School will provide a copy for the student to check out during the summer months. Students who use school books may still annotate their copies using sticky notes.  The office is located in the old Athletic Office.  You can enter the office in the teacher's parking lot.  

following is the AP Summer Reading List for BHS for 2019:

I- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury English II -Anthem by Ayn Rand 

III- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  English IV -1984by George Orwell


It is imperative that your child completes his or her summer reading. Expectations in these classes are high. Students will be held accountable for their reading and will be tested over the selection within the first week of school. Borger ISD wishes your child a summer of great reading. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  Sincerely, Chris Carroll

English Department Head