Summer Reading 2019

School-Wide Summer Reading

For the Course 920 School-Wide Summer Reading and Discussion Group program students select a book from the extensive pre-approved list and then earn credit for successful completion of the discussion group requirement, which takes place in early September. Each student must complete his Course 920 Summer Reading selection by the early September Book Discussion Day. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors should check PlusPortals for additional required readings and assignments for their English classes.

Instructions for Freshmen & Transfers

List of 4 items.

  • Step 1

  • Step 2

    From this list, decide on a first, second and third choice of book to read. Students are only required to read one book for the school-wide program, and every effort will be made to enroll each student in his first choice of book. However, for scheduling purposes, many students will need to be assigned their second or third choices.
  • Step 3

    Complete the Summer Reading Book Selection form. Please fill out and electronically submit your form no later than Monday, May 20.

    Note: this form is only for incoming freshmen and transfer students; rising MSJ sophomores, juniors and seniors currently enrolled at MSJ register for summer reading via the form found at MSJ's PlusPortals page.

    If any student fails to submit any choices for his summer reading book by Monday, May 20, he will be assigned a book title to read, and this will be reflected on his schedule, as described below.
  • Step 4

    In late May or early June, current students will receive a broadcast email from the Studies Office. This email will include a copy of your son’s schedule, including enrollment in a particular section of Course 920 Summer Reading. After receiving this email, please check the section number of Course 920 Summer Reading, and then verify at PlusPortals which book your son should read.

    Incoming freshmen will receive their schedules and a copy of the book list at Incoming Freshman Parent Orientation on June 11 at 7:00 p.m. This information will be mailed home to anyone who is absent from the orientation.

Questions? Contact:

Mr. Greg McDivitt
Assistant Principal, Director of Studies

Mrs. Paula Wichmann
Director of Library Services

Mrs. Rachel Bruce
English Department Chair

Mount Saint Joseph High School

Mount Saint Joseph is a Catholic, college preparatory school for young men sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.