2020-2021 Summer Reading Assignments
AP Literature and Composition
The following assignments will be collected on the first day of school. Be prepared to take a test within the first full week of school after sum break. This practice exam will test your knowledge of both of your summer reading books within the AP Literature and Composition format.
You are responsible for obtaining copies of both books (Assignment #1 and #2). While you do not have to purchase the books—you can utilize your local libraries—it is recommended that you do purchase them for the purpose of highlighting and annotating.
If you have any questions or concerns over summer break, please feel free to send me an email email@example.com
AP Language and Composition
The assignment for AP Language and Composition will be due on the first day of the 2020-2021 school year. Please email Mrs. Jeannotte with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
The English Department at Parish Hill strongly feels that reading and writing is an integral part of your ongoing education. Therefore, you will be required to complete a summer reading assignment that will incorporate both reading and writing. This assignment will be due on the first day of school after summer break.
You may read ONE book of YOUR CHOICE for this assignment. The book that you choose should reach a minimum page count based upon the grade upon which you are entering:
Grade 7: 130 pages Grade 8: 150 pages Grade 9: 175 pages
Grade 10: 200 pages Grade 11: 230 pages Grade 12: 250 pages
Please email any questions about this assignment to your assigned English teacher; teacher emails can be located on the school website. You may also email the English Department Key Teacher; Mrs. Fontaine, at email@example.com
Summer Math 2020
All students entering grades 7-12 should complete 10 hours of mathematics in Khan Academy on topics assigned for middle school and on the topic “SAT Test Prep” for high school. This work will be due to the teacher they have in the fall for mathematics. The total amount of active time should be ten hours.
The summer slide is real and usually has an impact of a 30% decline in learning. This summer the percent decline nationwide is predicted to be 50% because of the combination of summer months and distance learning. Please ensure your teen spends ten hours reviewing past topics such as fractions, decimals and percents (great for all students) and for older students a quick review of Algebra 1 is helpful for students entering Algebra 2 and subsequent courses.
Students taking AP Calculus and AP Statistics next school year will have additional summer math requirements and should contact the below teachers via email as soon as possible. Materials may be picked up at Parish Hill.
Please email teachers below, as appropriate, to get connected to Khan Academy and/or with questions.
Mrs. Lachance (7th & 8th grade math)
Mrs. Griffin (8th grade Algebra, 12th grade Financial Algebra)
Mrs. Conner (Algebra 1, Geometry, Honors Geometry, PreCalculus and AP Calc)
Mrs. Abbey (Algebra 2, Honors Algebra 2 & AP Statistics)
Seniors will have the opportunity to take the SATs in the Fall (as they were not able to this Spring)
9-11 grades will be taking the PSATs in the Fall, with Juniors taking the SATs in the Spring.
As we are unable to congregate in person this year to celebrate the achievements of our students, please accept our “Virtual Program” in lieu of the 2019 – 2020 Awards Ceremony. Please click on the links located in the underlined award titles to be taken to a message from staff. A tip, hold down Ctrl f to access the find function to quickly look for your students name. Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work this year. Have a wonderful summer.