Grade 12 Summer Enrichment

The information on this page details the summer enrichment assignments for 12th grade students.

Note: To download eBooks, you may need to go directly to the publisher’s website. Just be sure you order a textbook with the same ISBN number, publisher, date of publication and edition.

ENGLISH

Those students taking English 4: British Literature Honors will read the following three novels (please download the summer assignment by clicking the link in the course title):

  1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Harper Perennial. ISBN 9780060850524
  2. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Signet Classics. ISBN 978-0451530455
  3. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. Penguin Classics. ISBN 978-0141439518

Those students taking English 4: British Literature College Prep will read TWO novels (please download the summer assignment by clicking the link in the course title):

Required Text:

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Harper Perennial. ISBN 9780060850524

Choose ONE of the following:

  1. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Signet Classics. ISBN 978-0451530455

-OR-

  1. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. Penguin Classics. ISBN 978-0141439518

These titles should be purchased in print format. Completed annotations are due the first full day of school.

THEOLOGY

All seniors will read What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen by Kate Fagan. Little, Brown and Company, ISBN 9780316356541 Students may choose to purchase in print or digital format.

Note to Students and Parents: This book discusses sensitive information regarding depression and suicide. Should you have any concerns or feel that you need to speak with a counselor, the counseling and guidance office will be open throughout the summer.

A written assessment will be given during the first full week of school. Additionally, the students will need the text for coursework throughout the year.

MATH

Those students taking Pre-Calculus (College Prep or Honors), Statistics, or Calculus (Honors) can download the related summer assignment and assessment by clicking the course titles in this paragraph.

The assignment for each College Prep and Honors course will be due on Sept. 8, 2020.

ECONOMICS (Honors)

Those students taking Economics (Honors) are required to read Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich. Picador. 10th Edition. ISBN 9780312626686

Students should come prepared to discuss the reading assignment at the first class meeting. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email Mr. Scarlata.

SCIENCE

Those students taking Physics (Honors) are required to read Chapter 1 of the textbook and complete a Chapter 1 Review Packet. Students can download the related summer assignment and assessments by clicking the links in this paragraph. The assignment for this course will be due on the second full day of classes.

Those students taking Anatomy, Physiology, and Genetics have no summer enrichment assignment.

Those students taking Environmental Science can download the related summer assignment and assessment by clicking the link in the course title. The assignment for this course will be due on the second full day of classes.

SPANISH

Those students taking Spanish III (College Prep or Honors), or Spanish IV (Honors) can download the related summer assignment and assessment by clicking the course titles in this paragraph.

Important Note: Portions of the assignment will be due throughout the summer—please pay close attention to the due dates.

STEAM

Those students taking Mechatronics can download the related summer assignment and assessment by clicking the link in the course title. The assignment for this course will be due on the second full day of classes.

LATIN IV

Students taking Latin IV will receive an email from Ms. Becker outlining their summer assignment the week of 6/22/20.

The assignment is due on the first day of classes.

ESL II

Students taking ESL II will write a bi-weekly (every 2 weeks) blog post (diary form) in English on Google Classroom discussing their summer days.

The assignment is due on the first day of classes.


ADVANCED PLACEMENT SUMMER ENRICHMENT

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION

Students taking AP English Literature and Composition, please click on the link for the course to access the written assignments to complete over the summer. An in-class assessment will also follow in the first few weeks of school. All students are required to read the following:

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Thomas C. Foster. Harper Perennial. ISBN 9780062301673
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving. Harper Publications. ISBN 9780062204226
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams. New Directions Publishing. ISBN 9780811216029
  • If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin. Vintage. ISBN 978-0307275936

These titles should be purchased in print format.

AP CALCULUS AB/BC

Those students taking AP Calculus AB/BC can download the related summer assignment and assessment by clicking the course title above.

Note: AP Calculus AB and BC students have the same summer enrichment assignment.

The assignment for each course will be due on Sept. 10, 2020.

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES

Students are required to watch the following videos and write a one page single-spaced summary of the key points for each video. In total, you will write three pages. You will need to sign up for a free 30-Day trial with Lynda.com. Do not sign up until you are ready to actually view all three courses.

Students are also required to purchase a micro:bit go kit. Make sure you purchase one with a battery pack and usb cable. You can purchase one from Amazon or Micro Center in Cambridge.

You should have your kit and summaries by the first day of class in September.

AP STATISTICS

Those students taking AP Statistics can download the related summer assignment and assessment by clicking the course title above.

The assignment for this course will be due on Sept. 8, 2020.

AP BIOLOGY

Those students taking AP Biology will read chapters 1-7 of Campbell AP Biology (11th ed.), creating detailed outlines for each. These should be submitted to the instructor as a single document in Google Classroom. Students will complete each study guide from Campbell AP Biology Study Guide for chapters 1-7 as well.

The assignment for this course will be due no later than the 2nd full day of school.

AP CHEMISTRY

Those students taking AP Chemistry can download the related summer assignment and assessment by clicking the link in the course title.

AP PHYSICS

Students taking AP Physics can download the related summer assignment by clicking the link in the course title.

The assignment for these courses will be due no later than the 2nd full day of school.

AP UNITED STATES HISTORY

Those students taking AP U.S. History are required to read:

  • The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862, Carol Sheriff. Hill and Wang, 1996. ISBN-13: 978-0809016051 Students may choose to purchase in print or digital format.
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass. Dover Publications, Inc., 1995. ISBN-13: 978-0486284996 To be purchased in print format.

In addition, AP U.S. History students are also required to read the first four chapters of American Pageant: Advanced Placement, David M. Kennedy. Cengage 14th edition, 2010. ISBN 9780547166629

This title should be purchased in print format. Students should take notes on the note-taking sheets included in the linked assignment. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email Ms. Scorza.

AP U.S. GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

Those students taking AP Gov. and Politics are required to read Decision in Philadelphia: The Constitutional Convention of 1787, Christopher and James Lincoln Collier. Random House Publishing Group, 2007. ISBN 9780345498403

Students should come prepared to discuss the reading assignment at the first class meeting. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email Ms. Scorza.

AP SPANISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE

Those students taking AP Spanish Language & Culture can download the related summer assignment and assessment by clicking the course title above.

Important Note: Portions of the assignment will be due throughout the summer—please pay close attention to the due dates.

AP STUDIO ART

All students taking AP Studio Art: 2D Design will be required to read the book

Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, David Bayles, Ted Orland, Image Continuum Press, Apr 1, 2001, and produce the works described below by Friday, September 14. See the following link for ways to obtain this text, any form is acceptable: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/187633.Art_and_...

Three pieces of 2D art inspired by this book will be due at the end of the first full week of class. These pieces may be related or unrelated to one another. Any subject, size, content, style, media, and technique are acceptable. In addition, a short five-minute PowerPoint style presentation must be made that discusses how this book influenced your three pieces of artwork.

Any work that makes use of (appropriated) photographs, published images and/or other artists’ work must show substantial and significant development beyond duplication. This is demonstrated through manipulation of the formal qualities, design, and/or concept of the source. Your personal, unique artistic vision should be clearly evident.

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Glozzy.