Summer Reading

Over the summer--before classes begin in August--students are required to complete the posted preparatory reading, writing, and assignments. 

Students should read the books for their intellectual and aesthetic pleasures and challenges, paying attention to the posted guides.  Additionally students should complete the assignments with serious intent. 

Students in certain AP courses should work through the assignments below by the first day of class in order to get a jump start on the curriculum outlined by the College Board. Teachers with experience in the subject area are listed if you have any questions.  



Freshman Summer Reading

English 1
Fahrenheit 451 by: Ray Bradbury  
ISBN: 978-1451673319
This exact print edition is required.  Please use the ISBN to buy this book.
Click here for the reading assignment 

Foundations of Personal Fitness
The Last Lecture by: Randy Pausch
ISBN: 978-1401323257
Print or Digital: Kindle



Sophomore Summer Reading

English 2
Of Mice & Men by: John Steinbeck (Penguin Classics)
ISBN: 978-0140177398
This exact print edition is required. Please use the ISBN to buy this book.
Click here for the reading assignment

AC English 2
A Farewell to Arms by: Ernest Hemingway
ISBN: 978-1476764528
This exact print edition is required. Please use the ISBN to buy this book.
Click here for the reading assignment

U.S. History
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by: Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN: 978-0141001821
Digital: Kindle

AP U.S. History
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation  by: Joseph J. Ellis
ISBN: 978-0375705243
Print or Digital: Kindle



Junior Summer Reading

English 3
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales by: Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN: 978-0199536221
This exact print edition is required. Please use the ISBN to buy this book.
Click here for the reading assignment

AC English 3 
1984 by: George Orwell
ISBN: 978-0451524935
This exact print edition is required. Please use the ISBN to buy this book.
Click here for the reading assignment

AP English Language & Composition 
The Elements of Style by: William Strunk
ISBN: 978-0205309023
This exact print edition is required. Please use the ISBN to buy this book.
Click here for the reading assignment

Theology 3
The Jesuits: A History from Ignatius to the Present by John W. O'Malley, SJ
ISBN: 978-1442234758
Print or Digital: Kindle



Senior Summer Reading

English 4
The Road by: Cormac McCarthy
ISBN: 978-0307387899
This exact print edition is required. Please use the ISBN to buy this book.
Click here for the reading assignment

AP English Literature & Composition
The Essential Iliad by: Homer
ISBN: 978-0872205420
This exact print edition is required. Please use the ISBN to buy this book.
Click here for the reading assignment 

Counseling
Man's Search for Meaning by: Viktor Frankl
Print or Digital: Kindle


Summer Assignments for AP Courses

MATHEMATICS  

AP Calculus BC - Assignment
For questions, please contact Mr. Roman at croman@strakejesuit.org.

AP Statistics  - Assignment
         
For questions, please contact Ms. Adsit at badsit@strakejesuit.org.

SCIENCE 

AP Chemistry 2 - Assignment
         For questions, please contact Mr. Jamerlan at jjamerlan@strakejesuit.org 

AP Biology 2 - Assignment
         For questions, please contact Mrs. Jamerlan at ejamerlan@strakejesuit.org. 

AP Physics C - Assignment
         For questions, please contact Dr. Berger at sberger@strakejesuit.org.

AP Environmental Science - Assignment
          For questions, please contact Ms. Salvaggio at csalvaggio@strakejesuit.org.

SOCIAL STUDIES 

AP Microeconomics - Assignment
          For questions, please contact Ms. Adsit at badsit@strakejesuit.org.

AP Macroeconomics - Assignment
          For questions, please contact Ms. Adsit at badsit@strakejesuit.org.

AP Comparative Government - Assignment
          For questions, please contact Mr. Keogh at tkeogh@strakejesuit.org

AP Psychology - Assignment
          For questions, please contact Mrs. Jimenez at wjimenez@strakejesuit.org.

AP Human Geography - Assignment
          For questions, please contact Ms. Kallman at pkallman@strakejesuit.org.