Summer Reading Assignments


Reading Assignments

General Information

Summer Reading Assignments for 2014-2015

As an educational institution, we feel strongly that students should consistently read a variety of printed materials beyond their textbooks, magazines, the newspaper and the computer screen.  Students who read regularly perform better in school, have a broader range of general knowledge upon which to draw, score better on standardized tests including the SAT, become better writers, develop more refined language skills, become better spellers, expand their vocabularies, and learn to make inferences and evaluations.  Silent reading is a developmental process that needs to be nurtur

Summer Math Packets

Mathematics Department Summer Assignments

In preparation for the Algebra 2 and Honors Algebra 2 course, all Geometry students are encouraged to complete a review packet of Algebra 1 material. This is recommended but not required.  Incoming freshmen advancing to Algebra 2H are required to complete the Trig review lessons and worksheets contained in the link below under Pre-Calculus Honors.

Please click on the class name for the assignment.

Algebra 2 / Algebra 2 Honors: Algebra I Review for Algebra II

In preparation for the Pre-Calculus course, all Algebra 2 students are encouraged to complete a review packet of Algebra 2 material.  This is recommended but not required. 

Pre-Calculus / Pre-Calculus Honors: Algebra II Review for Pre-Calculus
Pre-Calculus Honors: Trig Review Lessons | Trig Worksheets


Theology Department Summer Reading Assignments

Junior Theology students:  Please click here for your assignment. Theology 1 and Theology 2 students do not have summer reading assignments.


Science Department Summer Reading

Students are required to complete the appropriate summer assignment prior to the first week of school. There is no assignment required for Pre-AP Biology, B2: Anatomy/Physiology or Physics.  If you have Physics (H) or AP Physics, you have an assignment; see below.  Select the link for other assignments below.

Please click on the book title below for the assignment.

Biology / Biology XL Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook

AP Biology Biology, 7th Edition – Located in the Science Department page 

Chemistry, Chemistry (H)  Vector by Robin Cook 

AP Chemistry Chemistry: the Central Science ISBN 9780136018797

Physics (H), AP Physics Summer Assignment

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Reading Assignments for Social Sciences

The books say well, my Brothers! each man’s life
  The outcome of his former living is;
The bygone wrongs bring forth sorrows and woes,
  The bygone right breeds bliss.

From “The Light of Asia”
Sir Edwin Arnold (1832–1904)

Reading is essential for the modern student’s understanding of the human experience, and reading assignments play an important part in the Jesuit student’s mastery of the social sciences.  Social Science students are expected to complete summer reading  assignments to prepare them for their course of study during the school year.  All course have one or more required textbook or readers.  Although specific titles may change from time, the following are typical of the summer and school-year readings.

NOTE:  Seniors should read the book and complete the assignment for their first semester elective.  Winter reading assignments will be given in December.

Please select the book title to see the assignment.

English Department 2014 Summer Reading Assignments

All English students are expected to complete the appropriate assignments over the summer. Select “read more” for more information.

Students in English 1, English 1A and English 1B are required to keep a reading log as part of their summer reading assignment.  Although you are welcome to hand-write each entry initially, the final reading log that you turn in must be typed.

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