Summer Learning Philosophy

Summer provides a wealth of growth opportunities for high school students, and to that end, Guerin Catholic has re-evaluated the Summer Reading Project in an effort to better facilitate a passion for Lifelong Learning within our students. The goal of the summer reading project has always been to provide a continued learning experience to aid in the growth of the students. To allow for the focus of summer learning to be truly about discovery and growth, we have decided to remove the requirement of The Summer Reading Project and strongly encourage and support students in experiencing opportunities that open up new challenges and provide learning in areas of individual interest. This is wonderful gift to give to your children and these experiences help them learn about themselves and the world around them.

There are many wonderful programs and resources readily available to aid in the growth of our students. We feel this change in our summer learning will allow families to better engage learning in already busy schedules by allowing freedom and flexibility. Below are just a few resources for learning opportunities.

101 Books for College-Bound Readers – Have your student build on his or her knowledge base by exploring literature on this list.
IUPUI Summer Reading Programs – Read and analyze literature in a group of peers or perhaps as a family.
Khan Academy – Learn online for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.
Lynda.com– Learn a new skill online, on your time.
Canvas Network – Enroll in open, online courses from colleges, universities, and organizations worldwide.