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2020 Summer Assignments

Science

AP Biology

Summer assignments can be found on the AP Biology Google Classroom. Students should have been sent an invitation to join. If not, please email Mrs. Rose to get the class code

AP Chemistry

Students enrolled in AP Chemistry are asked to contact Mrs. Piscioneri at lpiscioneri@thsrocks.us to receive the invitation to join the AP Chemistry Google Classroom. All assignments will be posted & submitted via this Google Classroom page.

Anatomy & Physiology

Please study Chapter 2 Basic Chemistry and Chapter 3 Cells and Tissues from the A&P textbook. The majority of this will be review from your Biology and Chemistry class. You will be tested on both chapters over the first few weeks of the school year. Your understanding of this material, and success in this test, is essential to the remainder of the year.

English

Freshman English

All Academic and Honors English 1 students must read Animal Farm by George Orwell. There is no written assignment; however, students will be given an assessment at the beginning of the school year.

Both Academic and Honors students may take advantage of this optional supplemental assignment: download the 4 PSAT app on your phone. Spend 5-10 hours over the summer practicing English/Writing/Reading. If you bring in signed documentation from your parents, you will receive 5 Bonus Points or a Homework Pass (*both good in quarter one only).

The second required reading for Honors English 1 is Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. The assignment choices for this book are listed here. You only have to choose one assignment.

Academic English 3

All English 3A students are to read the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. The first assignments of the school year will be based upon this reading.

Honors English 3

All Honors 3 English students will read the novel 1984 by George Orwell. This book is available in paperback wherever physical or digital books are sold. There will be a required essay to be submitted in September on this novel. You will receive a writing prompt with sufficient notice for you to compose a response. Additionally, there will be an objective assessment in the second week of September on this novel.

AP English

All AP English students will read the novel Circe by Madeline Miller. The book is available in paperback wherever physical or digital books are sold. There will be a required essay to be submitted in September. The topic about Circe will be given with sufficient notice for you to compose a response. Additionally, there will be an objective assessment in the second week of September on this novel. You will not be required to write a college application essay at this time.

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