Summer Reads for Upper School 2019

For Rising 9th Graders

Rising 9th graders must read 2 BOOKS over the summer.

1 book for English

1 book for History

for Honors Math 1 students

For Rising 10th Graders

Rising 10th graders must read 2 BOOKS over the summer.

1 book for English

Choose one book from this list to read over the summer.

1 book for History

Choose to read ONE of the following four options

for Honors Math 2 students

WebAssign summer work, contact Mr. Bourbeau

For Rising 11th Graders

Rising Juniors must read 2 BOOKS over the summer.

1 book for English

Choose one book from this list to read over the summer. 

1 book for History

for US Survey students:


for AP US History Students:

All AP US History students should also read pp. 30-36 in Chapter 1 and all of Chapter 2 in the textbook, “America’s History” by Henretta et al. (9th edition for the AP Course).

for AB Calculus students

Summer packet, contact Ms. Collard

for AP Chemistry students

Students will receive an invitation to an online self-paced review course called "FlinnPrep". The first ten units of the course are review to be completed before beginning AP Chem. The remaining units will be covered next April. If you have not received an invitation to FlinnPrep, please contact Mx. Perkins

 

for Honors Physics students

Contact Ms. Kjonaas for the Summer Work

For Rising 12th Graders

Rising Seniors must read 1 book over the summer for English.

Choose one book from this list of titles to read over the summer. 

for AB Calculus students

Summer packet, contact Ms. Collard

 

for BC Calculus students

Summer packet, contact Mr. Wharton

for AP French students

Contact Ms. Greenberg for the Summer Work

 

for AP Spanish students

Contact Ms. Martin for the Summer Work.

for AP Biology students

Refer to AP Biology Course Classroom Page - Link sent by email in June. Contact Mr. Wemple for assistance 

 

for Honors Physics students

Contact Ms. Kjonaas for the Summer Work

Assignments by Department

9th Grade

  • The book thief, by Markus Zusak

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

 

9th Grade:

  • Sugar changed the world, by Marc Aranson & Marina Budhos

10th  Grade:

Read ONE of the following four options:

  • Kim, by Rudyard Kipling
  • Midnight's children, by Salman Rushdie
  • Nervous conditions, by Tsitsi Dangarembga
  • Things fall apart, by Chinua Achebe

11th  Grade:

   US Survey:

  • Curated Live Binder of articles from the US History teachers. Instructions are included there.

   Advanced Placement US History:

  • Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi 
  • All AP US History students should also read pp. 30-36 in Chapter 1 and all of Chapter 2 in the textbook, “America’s History” by Henretta et al. (9th edition for the AP Course).

It is expected that students in the following math courses will do the following work over the summer.

Honors Math 1 — Summer packet with answers available.

Honors Math 2 — WebAssign summer work, contact Mr. Bourbeau

Calculus AB — Summer packet, contact Ms. Collard

Calculus BC — Summer packet, contact Mr. Wharton

AP French  Summer packet, contact Ms. Greenberg 

AP Spanish  Summer work, contact Ms. Martin

Honors Chemistry — Read the following introduction and then review these math skills and their answers

AP Chemistry  Students will receive an invitation to an online self-paced review course called "FlinnPrep". The first ten units of the course are review to be completed before beginning AP Chem.  The remaining units will be covered next April.  If you have not received an invitation to FlinnPrep, please contact Mx. Perkins.

Honors Physics  Summer packet, contact Ms.Kjonaas

AP Biology — Summer Assignment - Refer to AP Biology Course Classroom Page - Link sent by email in June. Contact Mr. Wemple for assistance 

All other classes: no summer work.