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Summer Assignments for ALL CLASSES 2019

Summer Assignments for ALL CLASSES 2019 iconSummer Assignments for ALL CLASSES 2019title

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 MT Anderson

In Cold Blood

by Truman Capote

The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas


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


Bioethics Text Sheet

The Namesake

by Jhumpa Lahiri


As I Lay Dying

by William Faulkner


Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy

AP Language

Creative Writing


by Tara Westover

Choose ONE of the


● Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng
● Florida

by Lauren Groff
● Becoming

by Michelle Obama


Supplemental Worksheet


AP Euro

There are four parts to the Summer Assignment. Students do need to pick up a copy of the textbook from the MA library after finals week, their schedule is posted on the M-A Website.
You must complete ALL of them by the first day of school in August. 

Read and Take Notes on Chapters 12 & 13 of the textbook.  

Complete DBQ #1 from the textbook. 

Supplemental Readings on the Middle Ages. 

Know the Political & Physical Map of Europe. 

Details on all of the following can be found in the documents linked below.  

AP US History

ALL AP US History students are expected to complete the assignments posted here
Please pick up the textbook form the Library, hours are posted on our website
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 Example.

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 19th.  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 (

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

Students who have taken APCSP do not need to do the summer assignment.
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 screenshot 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 2019-20 school year are responsible for the following:

. Vergil, Aeneid  Please read in English translation the following books 1, 2, 4, 6,  8, 12
Any translation in English or Latin-English edition would be fine. If you prefer, this link will direct you to a simple online (but not completely literal) translation. While reading, make notes on significant themes, central characters, and key ideas in the passages. This will help us to reconstruct the plots and remember the main events of each moment of the story. Feel free to us this or another simple reading log.
2. Caesar, De bello Gallico a) Translation. Please Translate as literal as possible the following sections: BG (De Bello Gallico), 1, 1-7. The text is available here
b) Reading: Gaul in Caesar’s Time, by Olivier Bu?chsenschutz in the Landmark Caesar project.
Expect reading and translation test within the first month of school. Memento: It's summer! Enjoy it and have fun.  VALETE

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:


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