Mountain Island Charter School

Summer Assignments

Reading

During the summer, students can potentially lose up to 3 months' worth of reading progress over one summer, adding up to almost 2 years of loss throughout a K-12 career.  To combat this, the faculty and staff of MICS expect all students to read over the summer break. 
 
  • For rising 6th-8th Grade Standard:  Please read 5 novels of your choice.  During the 1st week of school, students will complete assignments related to their summer reading.  In return for completing summer reading, students will earn a HOMEWORK PASS! Click on the MS Summer Reading 2017-18 link below for a list of book suggestions.
 
  • For rising 6th & 7th Grade Honors:  Please read 5 novels of your choice.  During the 1st week of school, students will complete assignments related to their summer reading.  In return for completing summer reading, students will earn a HOMEWORK PASS! Click on the MS Summer Reading 2017-18 link below for a list of book suggestions.
 
  • For rising 8th Grade Honors:  Please read 5 novels (3 of your choice and 2 required).  The 2 books that are required are Wonder by R.J. Palacio and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  Complete annotations using sticky notes ONLY for the 2 required reads as stated in the MS Summer Reading 2017-18.  Please, take your sticky notes and staple them to sheets of notebook paper to be submitted to your teacher.
 
 

Math

It is not uncommon for students to lose about two months of grade-level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months.  Several studies have been dedicated to this topic.  Click on the link to learn more about summer loss research.