AGCS Summer Learning

Incoming 7th & 8th Grade

Did you know?

"Summer Slide" is a real thing. It is the fact that students of all ages lose math and reading skills over the summer break if they don't keep using them.


But it isn't hard to keep those skills sharp! It doesn't have to be expensive, time consuming or boring! AGCS staff have provided reading and math tasks to get you started.

Summer Reading at AGCS

Incoming 8th Grade

Incoming 8th graders are asked to read Schooled by Gordon Korman. In addition, there is a brief graphic organizer to complete while reading. See below for additional information.


*Schooled can be found at your local library or purchased through your favorite bookstore/vendor. If you are having difficulties locating the text or need financial assistance in purchasing a copy, please contact Mrs. Weaver

Incoming 8th Grade-CAAP

Incoming 8th grade CAAP students are asked to choose of the two books for summer reading- Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson or Manhunt: The Twelve Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer – also by James L. Swanson. In addition, there is a brief graphic organizer to complete while reading. See below for additional information.


*Chasing Lincoln's Killer and The Twelve Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer can be found at your local library or purchased through your favorite bookstore/vendor. If you are having difficulties locating the text or need financial assistance in purchasing a copy, please contact Mrs. Weaver

Incoming 7th Grade

Incoming 7th graders are asked to choose of the two books for summer reading- Rules by Cynthia Lord or Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. In addition, there is a brief graphic organizer to complete while reading. See below for additional information.


*Rules and Out of My Mind can be found at your local library or purchased through your favorite bookstore/vendor. If you are having difficulties locating the text or need financial assistance in purchasing a copy, please contact Mrs. Weaver

Incoming 7th Grade-CAAP

Incoming 7th grade CAAP students are asked to Read Nothing But The Truth by Avi. In addition, there is a brief graphic organizer to complete while reading. See below for additional information.


*Nothing But the Truth can be found at your local library or purchased through your favorite bookstore/vendor. If you are having difficulties locating the text or need financial assistance in purchasing a copy, please contact Mrs. Weaver

Chester County Library Book Lists

Lists for all grades/ages!

We Need Diverse Books

Listing of books for secondary students

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

Earn a free book through the B&N Summer Reading Program for kids, teens, and adults!

Summer Math at AGCS

Study Island

All incoming 7th/8th grade students have been enrolled in the Study Island Summer Pathway. The Summer Pathway allows students to reinforce their math skills relating to the PA Core Standards.


Students can visit www.studyisland.org and login with the same credentials they used during the school year.

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STEM Camp at Home

Looking for stem-based projects for your child? Camp Invention has put together an at-home STEM program for students entering 7th-9th grade. Check out the link for additional information!