12th Grade Summer Assignment 2019-2020

Summer Reading:

Your student must read one book this summer. Students will be tested on this book in the first week of school during the first study hall:
  • Dr. Faustus - by Christopher Marlowe (no written report).
Instead of a written book report, the seniors must write A COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY that is due the first day of classes. Some colleges and universities have their own applications and essay questions. Some have essay questions in addition to those that will be found on the Common App. For our purposes in the summer, it’s easiest to use the questions that appear on the Common App, as many colleges and universities use this form exclusively.
Click here for the Common App essay prompts.
Click here for the UC essay prompts.
On it, you will find the questions to which you will respond in your essay. Please choose one of these essay questions and write your essay. If you have any questions, please contact Annie Pinckney at apinckney@highlandhall.org.

1st Quarter Eurythmy Track:

At Highland Hall, each grade takes three quarters of English and one quarter of eurythmy.  During the eurythmy track, students will read two required books.  They will be tested on the books the first day of the second quarter English track that follows eurythmy. For the 12th grade, the Eurythmy Track occurs in the first quarter.

Reading assignments for 12th grade Eurythmy Track (1st quarter):

  1. 1984 – by George Orwell (test - no written report)
  2. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – by Alexander Solzhenitsin (test- no written report)