Summer (or Anytime) Reads for Upper School

Required and recommended reading for the Summer

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 grade students must read 2 BOOKS over the summer.

1 book for English

1 book for History

for Honors Math 2 students

Contact Mr. Bourbeau for the WebAssign Summer Work

for Honors Chemistry students

For Rising 11th Graders

Rising Juniors must read 2 BOOKS over the summer.

1 book for English

1 book for History

for US Survey students:


for AP US History Students:

All AP US History students should also read pp. 29-31 in Chapter 1 and all of Chapter 2 in the textbook, “America’s History” by Henretta et al. (8th edition for the AP Course).


for AB Calculus students

Contact Ms. Collard for the Summer Review packet


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.

for AB Calculus students

Contact Ms. Collard for the Summer Review packet

 

for BC Calculus students

Contact Mr. Wharton for the Summer Review packet

 

for AP Biology students

Contact Mr. Wemple for the Summer Work

 

for Honors Physics students

Contact Ms. Kjonaas for the Summer Work

9th Grade

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

10th Grade

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

11th Grade

  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

12th Grade

  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A novel by Jonathan Safran Foer

9th Grade:

  • DaVinci's Tiger by L. M. Elliott

10th  Grade:

  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

11th  Grade:

   US Survey:

   Advanced Placement US History:

  • Midnight Rising by Tony Horwitz 
  • Students should also read pp. 29-31 in Chapter 1 and all of Chapter 2 in the textbook, “America’s History” by Henretta et al. (8th 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 here.

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

Calculus AB — Summer packet, contact Ms. Collard

Calculus BC — Summer packet, contact Mr. Wharton

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 packet, contact Mr. Wemple 

All other classes: no summer work.