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AP/Honors Summer Assignments

AP/Honors English

Teachers in the Honors/AP program advocate year-round reading both for pleasure and for improvement of vocabulary, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. Voracious readers become top scholars. To this end, we urge students to read widely, both fiction and non-fiction. Many students choose to read all the selections on their Summer Reading lists.


Summer Before Grade Nine

Students are to read:  

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (Required) and read at least one of the following:

  • Black Boy- Richard wright
  • The Choson – Chaim Potok
  • Bless Me Ultima- Rudolfo Anaya
  • Rain of Gold- Victor Villaseñor
  • China Boy- Gus Lee
  • Nectar in a Sieve-Kamala Markandaya


Summer Before Grade Ten

Students are to read:

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and at least one of the following:

  • The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien*
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel*

*Do not be tempted to watch the movie instead of reading the book; there are significant differences between the two.


Summer Before Grade Eleven (AP English III)

Students are to read either Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin or Walden – Henry David Thoreau and read and at least one of the following works:

  • Woman Warrior- Maxine Hong Kingston
  • House Made of Dawn- N. Scott Momaday
  • No No Boy- John Okada
  • Beloved- Toni Morrison
  • Days of Obligation: An Argument with my Mexican Father- Richard Rodriguez


Summer Before Grade Twelve (AP English IV)

Students are to read Hamlet-William Shakespeare and watch the film version (starring Mel Gibson) and read at least one of the following works:

  • The Remains of the Day- Kazuo Ishiguro
  • A Passage to India- E.M. Forster
  • Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles- Thomas Hardy


AP Chemistry

There are several concepts from Honors and Prep Chemistry that will behoove you to review before delving into AP Chemistry this coming fall. To help you prepare, review assignments will be posted in the Google Classroom starting June 1st. Sign up for the class with the code u4zs7n. If you have not used the Google Classroom before,

  1. Go to Google Classroom and sign up using your GAFE account. That is your 5 digit and 6 digit ID #s.
  2. On the top right hand corner, you will see a “+” sign. Click on that and select “join.”
  3. Type in the code u4zs7n and you are enrolled in this class.
  4. If you have not done so, download the Google Classroom app on your phone. You will get a notification every time I post an assignment or respond to your questions or comments.

Please make sure that you have fulfilled your pre-requisites before signing up for AP Chemistry. They are: completion of IM-III and Chemistry. If you are planning to take Chemistry over the summer, please loopmail me, Lily Min.

AP European History

Attention all 2018-2019 AP European History Students! The following is your highly recommended summer assignment:

  1. Read and outline Chapters 11 and 12 from the textbook: McKay, Crowston, Weisner-Hanks, Perry. A History of Western Society, Since 1300, For AP, Bedford-St. Martin’s: Boston, 2014/15. 11th Edition. * Please also read and answer the questions to the primary sources located throughout each chapter. You can include this with your chapter outlines. 

 I have attached the pdf digital version of Ch.11 and Ch.12.

 *Students can check out a textbook at the library during finals week or during summer school hours. You are more than welcome to purchase a textbook available on Amazon but are not required. Some students like to do this so they can write directly in their textbook.

Chapter 12 McKay

Chapter 11 McKay

2. Learn a Map of Europe: Students will be expected to be familiar with a basic map of Europe and take a quiz on the first week of class. Here is a link to a completed map and outline to help you practice: Completed Map and Outline


3. In order to help you get familiar with primary source readings I highly recommend reading the full version of Machiavelli’s The Prince available for free on ibooks and other digital book readers. *This one is optional.


You should be prepared to be assessed on these assignments the first week of school.

If you have any questions or need help to get started please come see me in T23 during Finals week or you can email me with questions through school loop email.

Mrs. Sabbagh

AP Statistics

AP U.S. History

Please Complete all terms and people, and Essential Questions for chapters 1-6, Use the American Pageant textbook.


APUSH Summer Assignment

Freshman Honors English

Integrated Math II Honors

Combining Like Terms

Parallel and Perpendicular Slopes

Solving Equations

Graphing Linear Equations


Systems of Equations


Please be sure you have mastered the above course work before entering IM2 Honors. You may search by assignment title on Khan Academy for additional help.