Summer Reading

2020 summer reading and assignments.

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
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by: Agatha Christie  
ISBN: 978-0062073563
This exact print edition is required.  Please use the ISBN to buy this book.
Click here for the reading assignment 


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
Of Mice & Men by: John Steinbeck
ISBN: 978-0140177398
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
Print or 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
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 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 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest  by: Ken Kesey
ISBN: 0141181222
This exact print edition is required. Please use the ISBN to buy this book.
Click here for the reading assignment

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


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 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

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


Summer Assignments for AP Courses

FOREIGN LANGUAGE  

AP Chinese Language and Culture - Assignment
For questions, please contact Mrs. Meyer at imeyer@strakejesuit.org.

MATHEMATICS  

All Calculus - Assignment
For prospective Calculus student not taking a PreCalculus course.
For questions, please contact Ms. Rueby at krueby@strakejesuit.org.

AP Calculus AB - Assignment
For questions, please contact Mrs. Wilson at jwilson@strakejesuit.org.

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

AP Statistics  - Assignment
         
For questions, please contact Mrs. Smith 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 1 - Assignment
         For questions, please contact Dr. Berger at sberger@strakejesuit.org.

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

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

SOCIAL STUDIES 

AP Microeconomics - Assignment
          For questions, please contact Mrs. Smith at badsit@strakejesuit.org.

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

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

COMPUTER SCIENCE 

AP Computer Science - Assignment
          For questions, please contact Mr. Conlon at econlon@strakejesuit.org.