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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 2021.
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
NO ASSIGNMENT
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 and English 1 Honors Block (9th Grade)
READ BOTH:
The Lovely War by Julie Berry
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

English 2 Honors / EHAP Block (10th Grade)
READ BOTH:
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
A non-fiction book from the list of Mr. Frazier's recommended titles (see AP European History Summer Assignment below)

English 2 Honors (10th Grade)
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Station Eleven by Emily Mandel
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
 
English 3 Honors and AP English Language (11th Grade)
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Educated by Tara Westover
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
 
AP English Literature (12th Grade)
READ BOTH:
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
 
Environmental Science AP
NO ASSIGNMENT
European History
French AP
<TBA> - Check back soon
 
Japanese AP
 
Latin AP
NO summer assignment
 
Pre Calc Honors
 
Spanish Language AP
Spanish Literature AP
US History AP