West Charlotte
High School
2219 Senior Drive
Charlotte, NC 28216
Courier #: 576
P: 980-343-6060  |  F: 980-343-6049 
Principal: Donevin Hoskins
LC: Central 1
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Grades: 9-12
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Summer Assignments



Summer Reading is Required for 11th & 12th Grade AP& IB.

Summer Reading is strongly encouraged for 9-12 Standard/Honors.

Summer Reading Project for Rising  IB Seniors: 

Compile an Extended Essay Research Portfolio. 

Read and create an Annotated Bibliography of  sIx articles  related to his/her Extended Essay

Research Question. 

Three of the six sources are Required to be Academic Scholarly Journals. Extended Essay sessions will be available to help students  this summer from June 18-July 20 Tue, Wed, and Thur from 8-2. 

Link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/EErobinsonsummer

Summer Reading for History-English:
Rising Seniors:  The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela
Rising Juniors:  Homegoing Yaa Gyasi 

English I (Rising 9th Graders)

English II (Rising 10th Graders)

Divergent- Veronica Roth


The Color of Water- James McBride


Tears of a Tiger- Walter Dean Myers


Life of Pi- Yann Martel


The Third Eye- Lois Duncan


One More River to Cross- Jim Haskins


The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates- Wes Moore

The Perks of Being a Wallflower-

Stephen Chbosky


All the Light We Cannot See- Anthony Doerr


The Book Thief- Markus Zusak


Looking for Alaska- John Green


The Burn Journals- Brent Runyon


The True Diary of a Part Time Indian-

Alexie Sherman


Like Water for Chocolate- Laura Esquivel

English III (Rising 11th Graders)

English IV (Rising 12th Graders)



Nonfiction Selections


The Jungle - Upton Sinclair

The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Alex Haley

The Narrative of Frederick Douglass

Nickle and Dimed- Barbara Ehrenreich 

Blink - Malcolm Gladwell


Fiction Selections


Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury 

My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult 

The Pearl - John Steinbeck 

The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd

The Color Purple - Alice Walker

The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan




Enders Game - Orson Scott Card

Divergent Series - Veronica Roth

The Maze Runner - James Dashner




Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden


The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing,

Traitor to the Nation Volume I-

Matthew T. Anderson


A Brave New World- Aldous Huxley


Othello (Folger’s Edition) –

  William Shakespeare


Outliers- Malcolm Gladwell


Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe






To be announced –

 information will be sent to scholars’ homes. 




Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe

AND Outliers- Malcolm Gladwell


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P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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