Parents and Students,
ICA knows how vital reading is to overall academic success and we have designed a Summer Reading Program to engage our students in meaningful and enjoyable reading that strengthens their reading skills and broadens their knowledge base. Research has shown that reading 20 minutes a day can improve critical thinking skills, expand empathy, and enhance overall academic performance. However, like any other skill, reading requires practice, which is necessary if students are to increase fluency, expand vocabulary, and deepen comprehension.
The books on the Summer Reading list have been chosen because they are time-tested works of literature with something of lasting significance to offer to those who read them. A love of great books will only be cultivated by exposure to great books. Therefore, our Summer Reading Program represents a required reading assignment, and a parent's role in supporting the program is invaluable. Parents can support their children's reading by creating a reading schedule, discussing the books together, or offering incentives for completing. This list is for rising 7th – 12th grade students.
For students entering grades Kindergarten – 6th, we have workbooks that will help keep their minds sharp over the summer. The cost of the book has been included in your enrollment fee and all students who have completed their enrollment will receive their book prior to the last day of school. If the enrollment is completed after school ends, parents may stop by the main office to pick up a book. If a book happens to be misplaced during the summer, a new book can be purchased for a nominal fee.
If you have any questions regarding the summer reading list or the workbooks, please call the main office beginning the week of June 12, 2023 between the hours of 9am – 2pm Monday through Thursday.
Thank you and Have a Great Summer!
Ms. Evelyn Robinson, Head of School