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Summer Assignments

Many AP and Honors classes have assignments to be completed over the summer break. These are the assignments for  the Summer of 2020.
Biology AP
Use the this link to join our AP Biology Khan Academy class. The class code is KE9EXF73.
Complete the “Chemistry of Life” section by the end of August. 
Chemistry AP
Chinese AP
English 1 Honors, English 2 Honors, English 3 Honors, English Language AP, English Literature AP
All students registered for an Honors or Advanced Placement English class for the fall will read a novel-length (200 pages plus) fiction, or non-fiction book of their choosing and should be prepared to write about the book when they return to school. Below are some suggested titles:
English 1 Honors Block (9th Grade)
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwanda
Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime by Mark Haddon
English 1 Honors (9th Grade)
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Frankly in Love by David Yoon

English 2 Honors (10th Grade)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel
Life of Pi by Yann Martel

English 3 Honors (11th Grade)
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

AP English Language (11th Grade)
Halls of Fame by John D'Agata
Annihilation by Jeff VanDermeer
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Educated by Tara Westover
AP English Language (12th Grade)
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
AP Literature (12th Grade)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
Environmental Science AP
European History
French AP
Students will need to join Edmodo group code 8wa3g2 to view the summer assignment.
Japanese AP
Summer assignments are on the AP Japanese Summer Microsoft Teams portal. Click HERE to join. The join code is 4ci742t
Latin AP
NO summer assignment
Pre Calc Honors
Spanish Language AP
Students should join the class on for more information - the join code is j6fymd
Spanish Literature AP
US Government AP / Microeconomics AP BLOCK
US History AP