AP Classes: Summer Requirements
Courses with summer assignments are listed below. Please review this information carefully and plan ahead to meet deadlines.
Your writing assignment on Frankenstein is due by August 27 via OnCampus
AP LITERATURE - Mrs. Tuck
Students are required to read these two books and complete the assignment below:
(no extensions, no exceptions). Write a 720-1200 word paper showing a careful reading of Frankenstein.
Consider incorporating concepts from How to Read Literature
. Remember to cite quotations, paraphrases, and summaries in MLA format. Don’t forget the works cited page. The paper will address the following prompt:
AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION
- In literary works, cruelty often functions as a crucial motivation or a major social or political factor. Consider how acts of cruelty are important to a theme in Frankenstein. Then write a well-developed essay analyzing how cruelty functions in the work as a whole and what the cruelty reveals about the perpetrator and/or a victim.
- Mr. Knebel
Students planning to enroll or stay enrolled in Mr. Knebel's AP Composition class must read the unabridged (or grown-up) versions of one of the following books:
- Peter Pan (sometimes published as Peter and Wendy) by James Barrie OR
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll PLUS
- the all-school summer read The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Students will be required to handwrite (not type) 10 passages from the chosen text (Alice
) and 10 passages from The Hound
. The passages should be at least 100 words long apiece and continuous. Students will select their own passages based on a particular fondness or based on some other personal resonance or just to recognize brilliant writing. So for clarity, 10 Peter
passages AND 10 Hound passages
for a total of 2,000+ words.
FINE & PERFORMING ARTS
AP MUSIC THEORY - Ms. Burton
Please complete the tutorials and practice exercises in the “Reading Music” unit on www.teoria.com/en/tutorials
website prior to the first day of class.
AP STUDIO ART 2D - Ms. Thompson
Please read the detailed description of your assignments here
. Sketchbook work is due July 3. Concentration work is due on or before August 16.
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
AP US GOVERNMENT & POLITICS - Mrs. Burruss
AP US HISTORY - Mr. Rivenburgh
Your summer assignment begins by reading Hardball: How Politics Is Played Told by One Who Knows the Game
by Chris Matthews (1999 revised edition). You will then complete a two-part assignment detailed here
. All work is due on the first day of class, Monday, August 26.
AP WORLD HISTORY - Dr. Nealis
- AP United States History by Newman and Schmalbach - You will read the introduction and Chapters 1 - 3, which you may access here. (You do not need to purchase the book.)
- 10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America by Steven Gillon
Given the rigor of this college-level curriculum that spans 800 years of history, we have designed this required summer assignment
to provide you with the foundational themes and regions that will help you start the school year in this class strong.
AP FRENCH - Mrs. Rupe
Welcome to AP French! Your summer work consists of two parts. You will 1) complete a journal entry on either a video or an article once a week for four weeks and 2) complete a grammar packet that is divided into four weeks. Please follow this link to find all the details of the assignments and to access each document to be completed. Bonne chance!
AP SPANISH - Mrs. Rhem
I am thrilled to have all of you in class next year. You should ready the introductory letter below, as it has a lot of extra instructions. Email Mrs. Rhem at email@example.com
with any questions concerning the packet. You must turn this in by Monday, August 12
. This is worth a test grade. You should copy it on Google Drive and fill it out OR print it and fill it out and then scan it to me. Please upload the two audio files in Google Drive and share with me. Please name the files according to the directions in the introductory letter. It would be ideal if you can put all of your work for the summer into one Google Folder and share that with me. All work must be your own. Do not use online translators!
AB CALCULUS - Mr. Greene
Students must complete these worksheets
—print the sheets and put your answers on the paper, which you will return to Mr. Greene by Monday, August 12.
Students may drop their work off at school, mail it, or scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
AP STATISTICS - Dr. Jamison
Be sure to arrive at school with a TI-84+ calculator.
AP BIOLOGY - Dr. Knebel
Dr. Knebel will directly email your work assignments, due dates and expectations on June 10. In the meantime, please read this introductory letter.
AP CHEMISTRY - Mr. Hanning
Mr. Hanning’s assignment may be accessed here. During June and July, relax and have fun! Do not begin this assignment before August 1; it is intended as a warm-up for the year. The assignment should not take long to complete and is due Monday, August 12.
AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - Mr. Bright
AP PHYSICS - Dr. Pollock
Greetings, AP Physics Class of 2019-2020!
Since this is an official AP course, there is a set standard of material that we need to cover. Unfortunately, there is a lot of material and we don’t have much time. To make the most of our class time together I am in the process of revamping the summer work packet. I will email you directly, using your VES email, as soon as the assignment is available, or you can find the assignment here
after June 1, 2019. The packet will be due on Friday, August 16, 2019. Instruction on how to submit the assignment will be given in the summer work assignment.
Please contact me at any time with any questions or concerns that you might have at email@example.com.
Have a great summer!