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English Summer Reading

Every Student is expected to have a Summer Reading Assignment in their English Class.
Refer to the chart below to help determine which book you need to read.


(9th Grade)


(10th Grade)


(11th Grade)


(12th Grade)

English I

English II

English III

English IV

Ender’s Game

by Orson Scott Card


by Scott Westerfeld

Just Mercy

byBryan Stevenson


by Lynn Nottage


AS English I

AS English II

AS English III

AP Literature

Ender’s Game

by Orson Scott Card



Never Let Me Go

by Kazuo Ishiguro


Tortilla Curtain

by T.C. Boyle


As I Lay Dying

by William Faulkner


Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy

AP Language

Creative Writing

Read the all of

the following texts

and complete
the assignment.

Flash Fiction Forward:

80 Very Short Stories

by Robert Shapard &

James Thomas


Flash Fiction International:

Very Short Stories from

Around the World

by Robert Shapard &

James Thomas


AP Euro

Please pick up this textbook: A History of Western Society and the map packet.

AP US History

ALL AP US History students are expected to complete the assignments posted here
Please pick up the textbook: American History, a Survey.
All necessary files and instructions are posted at the link above.
For any concerns, or questions, contact Mr. Perry at: 

AP Biology

Please pick up the textbook: Campbell's Biology
Download both Instructions and Assignment.

AP Chemistry

AP Chemistry Summer Assignment

Please pick up a copy of the Zumdahl textbook in the library.  Your summer assignment is shown below and is due on the first day of school.

Please use significant figures for all of your calculations and show units.



Problem sets – Please do the following problems from the textbook


Read Ch.1 and complete the problem set – you should spend 1-2 hrs. 

#18, 20, 26, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 72, 79, 81, 83, 87, 88, 111


Read Ch.2 and complete the problem set – spend about 2 hrs

#17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 34, 36, 42, 56, 58, 62, 68, 72, 78, 80, 84, 86, 94


Read Ch.3 and complete the problem set- spend 1-2 hrs

#37, 43, 66, 70, 76


Please email with questions.

AS Chemistry

(pick up textbook week after finals-check website for library hours-Library closed in July)

Dear AS Chemistry Student,

In order to have the most positive start and a successful year in AS Chemistry, we need you to review some science that is considered background knowledge for the AS Chemistry student. Please do the following things to help you prepare for an exciting year of chemistry at a fast pace and challenging level.
This summer assignment is mandatory! (You will need to have completed Biology successfully with a teacher recommendation for AS Chemistry and have completed Geometry with a B- and concurrently in Algebra 2 or above next year in order to be enrolled in AS Chemistry – check with your counselor).

1) Pick up Modern Chemistry Holt edition textbook from library -- check library for hours ( Library is closed during July. We do not have online textbook access.

2) Get to know your textbook. Please complete textbook scavenger hunt on back side of this sheet.

3) Read the first two chapters(Ch 1 Matter and Change + Ch 2 Measurements and Calculations) of the textbook and take notes, Cornell style(questions in margins-summary at end of each section--each chapter has 3 sections). Notes should be written by hand unless you have special issues that you have discussed with school counselor in advance. Please do on binder paper. Please make sure notes include basic concept, definition, and specific examples. If notes are regarding a calculation, please include a sample calculation problem. Each chapter should take about 3 pages of notes and should be your reference when doing the review questions.

4) Answer chapter 1 and 2 review questions P.22 #1-26 ALL and P.59-60 #1-46 EVENS on binder paper. Please answer questions in a way that incorporates the question – show work for calculations. All numbers need appropriate units.

BRING #2-4 ON FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! (DO NOT BRING TEXTBOOK!) The summer assignment is your first graded assignment and you will have a test on it MONDAY, AUGUST 20th. You will be able to use your Cornell notes and review questions for certain portions of the test. The information in the first two chapters is a review of previous science concepts and math skills that should have been covered as part of your middle school science and biology classes. You must know the metric system (prefixes kilo-pico) and be comfortable with basic algebra and % problems. Review lessons on dimensional analysis and significant figures are available on Khan Academy. Also please make sure you have the following school supplies to work with on a daily basis: Binder, pen, #2 pencil, ruler, non programmable scientific calculator with exponent (EE or exp) button and Log button, colored pencils.

Thank you so much and have a great summer! We look forward to meeting you in the fall.

AS Chemistry Instructors
Mrs. Caryotakis ( & Ms. Macrae (



Chemistry Textbook Scavenger Hunt

Directions: Use the textbook to complete the following questions. 1. Index Number of pages _____ location ___________________

a. What is a topic that has several pages of information? ________________

b. What is a topic that has a single page listed? _________________

2. Table of Contents number of pages _________ location __________ number of sections ________

a. List three sections that interest you: ___________ ____________ ____________


3. Glossary Number of pages __________ location __________

a. What kind of information does it contain? How can a glossary help you?

b. Find two interesting vocabulary terms that start with your initials: ex: Mike = molarity

Chapters (ch 23 is a good one to look at)

4 a. Look at the first page of a chapter. What information is provided here?

b. Look at the last three sections of a chapter. What do you find there? c. How can this help you?


5. Boldfaced Words
a. List three boldfaced words in the same chapter. What do they mean?

b. In what ways can you use a textbook to find the meanings of words?


6. Photographs
a. Pick a photo you find interesting and write down the page number: ___________

b. Describe the photo: c. Study the caption and write down what you learned about this photo:


7. Visual Aids
a. Locate a graph, chart, diagram, or map and write down the page number: ____________

b. Study it and read all of the print that accompanies it. Explain what this visual aid can teach you.


8. Find the Element Handbook-group 17 Halogens p.___________
Which halogen is most interesting to you?________Why?________________________________________________________


9. What are some other features in your textbook? How do these help you learn new information?

AP Environmental Science

Please pick up textbook: Environment: The Science Behind the Stories
There are 5 Summer Assignments for APES, please refer to the GOOGLE DOC.
Email me at if you have any questions.

AP Computer Science

It's important to have a working knowledge of the basics of programming, so we're going to do a self-paced lesson from the Khan Academy. Please attempt all of the lessons in the link below. I will ask you to email me a screen shot showing the completed lessons during the first week of school. If you get stuck, you can ask me questions during that first week. Or you can email me over the summer at:

Finish all lessons in Khan Academy's "Intro to JS: Drawing and Animation:"
The goal of the summer assignment is to make sure students have been introduced to basic programming concepts. We will hit the ground running in August!
Students who have taken APCSP DO NOT need to to the summer assignment.
Students who have taken a formal class in one of the following languages can bring an official transcript in place of the summer assignment:  Python, Java, Javascript, Ruby, C, C++"

AP Computer Science Principles
There is NO required summer assignment for APCSP.   If you would like some practice before school, you can try out the Khan Academy Javascript Intro to Programming.  It would be helpful to try a few lessons but it is optional. See the link under APCS  A - Java.

AP Latin


AP Latin students for the 2018-19 school year are responsible for the following:

  1. Please read in English translation the following:

Vergil, Aeneid

Books 1, 2, 4, 6,

Caesar, Gallic War

Books 1, 6, 7

Any translation in English or Latin-English edition would be fine. If you prefer, the following links will direct you to simple online (but not completely literal) translations. While reading, for each book complete the attached scheme (see second page - add more if necessary), focusing on significant themes, central characters, and key ideas in the Latin passages. This will help us to reconstruct the plots and remember the main events of each story.



Note for the students:

The reading list above includes most of the required readings in English from Vergil's Aeneid and Caesar’s Gallic War for your AP exam.

b) Articles

Read these two articles on Caesar from the Landmark Caesar project.

  1. Gaul in Caesar’s time by Olivier Büchsenschütz (pp. 40-44)
  2. Romans, Germans, and Germania by Maureen Carroll (pp. 48-52).

Both articles are available to you here, but you can also download them from the internet at the link (please follow pages indicated in this document).


AP Art


Please read and complete the following document:

AP Spanish Literature

Glossary of Literary Terms for the AP ® Spanish Literature and Culture Course
This document was compile to help you understand the range of literary terms used in the AP Spanish Literature and Culture Course. Use it as a resource to solidify your knowledge and understanding of literary terms. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but rather a representative list of terms that appear in various anthologies and instructional materials. You are expected to know them as some will certainly appear on the AP Spanish Literature exam.
Handout 1:
Handout 2: