OCSI middle & high school students are required to read TWO books (class-assigned book and choice book) over the summer in order to maintain and build their reading skills. Research shows that consistent reading over the school break is necessary for students to stay academically on target with their peers. Reading correlates with high vocabulary, good writing, knowledge of the world, and empathy, among other things. We hope students will enjoy reading many more than the minimum requirement and will share their finds with us when they return to school in the fall!

The two required books will consist of the following:

  1. Class-Assigned Book: One book assigned to the grade as a whole.
  2. Choice Book: One fiction or nonfiction book chosen from the appropriate class list.