High School Required Summer Reading

All Madison High School students are required to participate in summer reading. While the reading differs by year and course, the writing requirement, due the first day back to school in the fall, is the same for all grade levels. The assignment is called a “reduction” and the requirements can be found below and in the navigation menu to the left.

In addition to the reductions, students may be responsible to participate in various activities connected with their summer reading throughout their English courses. Students may be required to compose an original essay, participate in or lead a discussion, analyze characters, etc.

The English Department’s main focus is to encourage students to become stronger readers by reading all year long. If you have any questions, please contact us directly.

Reading List and Assignment Information

Lists are sorted by grade level.
Assignments, directions, and samples are also provided.



Kris Cox Kris.Cox@madisonk12.us

Mandy Horwath

Mary Lesko Mary.Lesko@madisonk12.us
Angela Tedora Angela.Tedora@madisonk12.us
Robynn Wolf Robynn.Wolf@madisonk12.us