All Summer Reading & Assignments
Each September, our students return from their summer vacation ready to discuss themes that they encountered in their summer reading assignments.
Please scroll all the way to the bottom to see assignments for various classes and grades!
Summer Readings by Grade Level
All grades: Summer 2013 reading list (coming soon).
2013 Common Reading: TBA
The Common Reading will be selected by an open vote and will be announced soon. Special thanks to the Selection Committee!
Last year’s selection:
Amazon’s Description: “It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . .”
Note: AP English 11 and 12 students will do other types of annotation and writing instead of dialectical journals, so just keep good notes if you start to read the common reading book now.
Latin Summer Reading Assignments
Our Latin reading assignments have not yet been released. As a preview, please see below for the Latin assignments by grade level for LAST YEAR 2012:
Grade 8 Summer Assignment (for students entering 8th grade)
Grade 9 Summer Assignment (for students entering 9th grade)
Grade 10 Summer Assignment Reference Charts (for students entering 10th grade)
Grade 10 Summer Assignment Sentences (for students entering 10th grade)
AP Latin Summer Assignment
AP US Government Assignments
Our AP US Government reading assignments have not yet been released. As a preview, please see below for the assignments for LAST YEAR 2012:
AP US Government summer assignments were online here.
Senior Writing Assignments
Both regular English 12 and AP English 12 students will most likely have to complete the writing requirement (see below). Please check back on this page in June to verify. The reading requirements for regular English 12 and AP English 12 (and information for all summer requirements) are listed above in the section “Summer Reading by Grade Level”.
1. Choose TWO of the following “Common Application” writing prompts. Respond to each with a 500-750 word essay.
- Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.
- Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.
- Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence.
- Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence.
- A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community, or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you.
- Topic of your choice.
2. When your essays are complete, send them to the email addresses below.
- Last names “Alexandre” through “Driscoll” = Send to Ms. Marina Irgon at Marina.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Last names “Duarte” through “C. Nguyen” = Send to Ms. Kristina Aikens at email@example.com
- Last names “D. Nguyen” through “Zinn” = Send to Mr. Joe Guay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: You MUST use the subject line BLA College Essays and your attached Word files should be named like this: last name.first name.date. For example, Smith.John.6.13.12.doc.
All documents must be in Microsoft Word.
Essays not meeting these criteria will be returned; this is the format you will use in college so learn it now! Essays due to your reader by 11:59 PM on Friday, August 16th, 2013.
Questions? Email Ms. Wagner at email@example.com.