Summer reading is required for all students in the Sequoia Union High School District. In our benchmark-level classes, an assessment will be given in the first few days of school.
AS/AP classes will have additional assignments to complete (see the links below) along with the reading and will use the texts extensively as part of their curriculum. All students should come to school having read the assigned text(s).
Copies are available for purchase at local bookstores and online. If you cannot afford to buy a copy, a limited number will be available in the local public libraries as well as in Carlmont’s textbook room.
Summer Reading Text 2018: The Martian by Andy Weir
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.