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For course listings, please see pages 36-42 in the Academic Catalog.

 Summer Reading 2023
In order to continue to grow as a community of readers, we are asking all OPRF students to read a book this summer. Students are expected to be prepared to discuss that book the first week of school in their English classes.

All rising 9th graders will read Fresh Ink, an anthology of young adult short fiction. Copies are being distributed to students at our feeder schools. If your student did not receive their copy from their feeder school or your 9th grader is new to the district, please pick up your copy at the OPRFHS bookstore.

Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students have chosen a text from this list, which represents a variety of genres and reading levels. Students will pick up their books with their class the week of May 22. If your student was unable to pick up their book, it will be waiting in the OPRFHS bookstore. If you are new to the district, feel free to pick up any of one of these titles from a library or bookstore.

  The mission of the English Division of Oak Park and River Forest High School is to provide a nurturing, challenging, and equitable learning experience to ensure that all students develop into critical, creative, and empathetic readers, writers, speakers, and thinkers. 

Placement recommendations are based on providing students with instruction, practice, and assessment to increase their literacy skills. While there is no single indicator for success, students are welcomed into supportive, challenging curriculum that emphasizes growth and achievement in reading, writing, vocabulary development, language appreciation, listening, and speaking.

Contact Information

Room 3336
(708) 434-3578

Erika Eckart
Division Head

Julisa Galvan
Division Secretary