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Summer Reading 2021

We hope you are looking forward to a fun, healthy summer with opportunities to reconnect with family and friends, and maybe even to enjoy some travel!

Though we as educators are also looking forward to a bit of a break, many of us are also eager to enjoy the books we haven't had time to read during the school year. Through our online library, UACHS students can do the same, while taking the opportunity to start the next school year off strong.

For this year's Summer Reading assignment (see attachment below), you can choose the book you wish to read and check it out from the school's online library. If you're not sure what you'd like to read, here are some ideas:
  • Inspire yourself with a book by or about someone who inspires you -- like Kamala Harris, Stacy Abrams, or John Lewis;
  • Explore other times (FeedThe Book Thief, The Devil in the White City) and places (like Darius the Great Is Not Okay, Patron Saints of Nothing, or In the Time of the Butterflies);
  • Learn more about important events in history (March Books 1-3StampedUnbrokenHidden Figures);
  • Learn new strategies for success (Atomic Habits) or maintaining your mental health (The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens);
  • Kick back with an exhilarating sports story (The Away Game), or a heart-capturing romance (Eleanor & ParkFar From the Tree, Every Day)
What to do: Download the Sora app, login, and check out a book in the Summer Reading 2021 collection. If you are a sophomore/junior or junior/senior, your login is your student ID and your password is the first four digits of your student ID. (For example, if your ID is 2020123456, your login is 2020123456 and your password is 2020.) If you are a freshman/sophomore, your login is the same as your iXL login.
If you are a new student or don't know your student ID, email Ms. Chenelle ( to get your login information. Students attending Freshman Academy will receive their login during that time.
Other ways to keep your brain fresh throughout the summer: 
  • iXL: Keep what you learned in English or math this past year fresh or preview and practice skills you will learn next year.
  • Khan Academy: Take free online lessons in math, science, economics, finance, arts, history, computer programming, and SAT prep.
  • Duolingo: Visit the website or download the app to learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and more through games and interactive lessons.
  • Codeacademy: Learn how to design your own apps and websites.

Stay well, everyone!