• Why Summer Reading?:

    High school and college students across the country are expected to complete summer reading in preparation for the next school year. Each summer, students lose two to three months of reading skills, leaving students two to three years behind. This learning loss is known as “summer slide,” and it can leave students at a serious disadvantage. One way to address this disadvantage is summer reading, along with writing and thinking about what you read. Summer Reading prevents learning loss and helps you gain, not lose, skills. Summer Reading helps you prepare for the following year and build skills necessary for high school graduation and college. Summer Reading is not a punishment; it’s an opportunity for you to invest in your skills. For more on the “summer slide,” check out the following resources: