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Honors English Requirements and Summer Reading

Requirements for Honors and Advanced Placement English Classes at Helena High School

To enable students to develop their maximum potential in the academic pursuit of reading and the study of English, all students who intend to take Honors or Advanced Placement English classes at Helena High School are required to read during the summer. In addtion, all students and their parents must complete the Parent/Student Commitment Form. As the Parent/Student Information and Commitment Form states, the challenging nature of the coursework for Honors English classes, requirements for reading and writing beyond the time spent in class, and focus on independence in study require a commitment from students. Independent study and mandatory outside readings are cornerstones for student success and participation in Honors or Advanced Placement English classes. Welcome to a meaningful challenge.


HonorsEnglishCommitment.pdf (75.5 KB)


Summer Reading Requirements for Honors English I, Honors English II, and Honors English III.


SummerReading.pdf (144.9 KB)


Summer Reading Requirements - AP Language


SummerReading2011APLanguage.pdf (496.5 KB)


Summer Reading Requirements - AP Literature


SummerReading2011Literature.pdf (240.9 KB)


Summer Reading: Novels Available at Lewis & Clark Library

Several additional paperback copies of Ender's Game, The Grass Dancer, A Lesson Before Dying, and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter are available to borrow from Lewis & Clark Library. Ask at the Information Desk.

Also available at Helena High School Office during the summer:  Copies of Ender's Game, A Lesson Before Dying, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and The Grass Dancer may be checked out from the HHS office for two week periods.

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