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Summer Assignments

Summer Resources Packets
Please read each department's notes thoroughly to be sure that you have all of your needed summer work. Please note that each course has different requirements and methods of attaining information. Review your courses and gather information on the website, Schoology, and/or from your teacher.
Summer Reading and Assignments
Summer provides a time that is less structured than the school year.  If offers us an opportunity to pursue learning at a more leisurely pace.  All students are asked to read works of literature chosen by the English department.  Various departments have also chosen enriching reads, views, or works for students enrolled in specific courses.
All summer assignments and course materials have been uploaded.



See attached pdf below - 2023-2024 English Department: Summer Reading and School Year Texts


AP Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC: 

Dr. Judi Popovich

Review the attached document, "Math Assignments - Summer 2023" for summer assignments. Contact Dr. Popovich at [email protected] with any questions.

History and Social Sciences
AP US History:
Frank DiFalco
Please see Mr.DiFalco's email for assignment details. 
For any questions or concerns please contact Mr. DiFalco, [email protected]
AP Psychology:
James Smith
Please see AP Psych Intro Letter Summer Work.pdf attached below.

AP Microeconomics:

Max Drake

Purchase/acquire Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Complete the Freakonomics Essential Questions assignment by the start of the year (attached below).

AP European History: 
James Smith
See AP Euro Summer Map Assignment.pdf attached below and AP Euro Intro + Summer Work
Mike Malecki
Read The Wave by Todd Strasser. You can purchase it on amazon HERE.
A Quiz will be given 2 weeks in.
US History 1 CP 
No summer assignment
US History 1 Honors
Frank Difalco
See pdf attached below:  US1(H) Summer Assignment (Summer 2023)
US History 2 and US History 2 Honors
Bob Scarpone
Read the book The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
World History CP
No Summer Assignment
World History Honors
Frank DiFalco
Please read The Roman Republic Commonlit Assignment (see pdf attached below) and answer all of the questions; bring the completed work with you to class on the first day of school.
AP Biology
See "AP Biology Summer Assignment" attached.
AP Chemistry
See "AP Chemistry Summer Assignment" attached and "Additional AP Chem Summer Assignment."
AP Environmental Science
See "AP Environmental Science Summer Work" attached.
AP Physics
See "Summer Work (AP Physics)" attached.
Computer Science

AP Computer Science A:

Read Blown To Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion by Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis (PDF attached, or free download at



AP Computer Science Principles:

Complete Code Maven by the start of the year. It is recommended, but not required that you also complete Game Maven for further practice.

Required - Code Maven:

Optional - Game Maven:

World Languages 
AP Italian and Italian 4 Honors
Doreen Pennington
See "AP Italian & Italian 4 H Summer Work" assignment
AP Spanish
Jobita Anguisaca
See "AP Spanish Summer Assignments" attached.
Italian 2
Doreen Pennington
See "Italian 2 Summer Work" attached.
Italian 3 Honors
Doreen Pennington
See "Italian 3 Honors Summer Work" attached.
No Assignments
Fine and Performing Arts
No Assignments
Required Textbooks and Materials for the 2023-2024 School Year
Now updated! See below: