The English Department

Welcome to the English Department of Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology

"Read. Everything you can get your hands on. Read until words become your friends. Then when you need to find one, they will jump into your mind, waving their hands for you to pick them. And you can select whichever you like, just like a captain choosing a stickball team." —Karen Witemeyer

How to submit your summer reading

How to submit your Summer Reading

This covers both electronic and in-person submissions

Google Form 2020 Summer reading Receipt

All students must complete this receipt at the time of submission. It is for both electronic and in-person submissions. The English Department will verify the submission, and you will receive an email of the receipt.

Here is an overview of the Summer Reading assignment and projects:

Summer Reading Overview and

Summer Reading overview (.mov file version)

Summer Reading Overview and Tips.mp4

Summer Reading Overview (.mp4 file version)

Course Sequence for College Prep English:

  • 9th = English I
  • 10th= English II
  • 11th= English III (American Lit)
  • 12th= English IV (British Lit)

Course Sequence for Honor English:

  • 8th = English I
  • 9th = English II
  • 10th= English III (British Lit)
  • 11th= English IV (American Lit)
  • 12th= Advanced Placement English Language and Composition OR Dual Credit English 101/102


  • Drama I and II
  • Mythology
  • Speech
  • Teacher Cadet
  • Yearbook