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Summer Assignments

Many AP and Honors classes have assignments to be completed over the summer break. Textbooks, if required for the assignments, may be checked out from the school library. Please be sure to bring a picture id to check out textbooks.
Biology AP
Chemistry AP
Chinese AP
English 1 Honors, English 2 Honors, English 3 Honors, English Language AP, English Literature AP
English 1 Honors Block (9th Grade)
March by John Lewis
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime
English 1 Honors (9th Grade)
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

English 2 Honors (10th Grade)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
and pick from:
Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

English 3 Honors (11th Grade)
Devil in the White City by Eric Larson

AP Language (12th Grade)
Pick from
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Educated by Tara Westover
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Wild by Cheryl Strayed

AP Literature (12th Grade)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Environmental Science AP
European History
French AP
Students will need to join Edmodo group code y5y6i5 to view the summer assignment.
Japanese AP
NO summer assignment!
Latin AP
Please read an English version of the Aeneid— copy, physical or digital. Cliff notes, Spark notes, or any general plot summaries or character and thematic analysis is suggested before we launch into translations and cultural readings
Pre Calc Honors
Spanish Language AP
Students should join the class on for more information - the join code is j6fymd
Spanish Literature AP
US History AP
Students signed up for the block should join the APUSH Block group on - the join code is <tba>