Summer Assignments

2019-2020

Freshmen | Sophomores | Juniors | Seniors

Freshmen

  • Advanced English I & English I - Welcome to STA!  As an incoming freshman at St. Teresa’s Academy you must complete a Summer Reading Assignment by the first day of school. Your assignment contains two parts and is worth a possible 20 points. Read the novel The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd. Then, complete the following attached assignment.  A digital copy of your typed questions is due the first week of school. You can bring these to class on a flash drive or on your tablet. (See attachment)
  • French 2 - (See attachment) Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting.
  • College French 3 (See attachment)  Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting.
  • Spanish 2 for Incoming Freshmen - (See attachment)

Sophomores

  • World Literature - Sophomores will read and annotate A Thousand Splendid Suns and the poem that's the basis for the book's title. Students will use those notes to create a two page critical analysis essay responding to a specific prompt. (See attachment)
  • Advanced World Literature - Sophomores will read and annotate A Thousand Splendid Suns and the poem that's the basis for the book's title. Students will use those notes to create a two page critical analysis essay responding to a specific prompt. (See attachment)
  • AP World History - Students in AP World History will complete the attached worksheets in preparation for the Fall Semester. These activities will be due the first day of school, printed out and ready to discuss. You will have an exam the first week of school to test your knowledge on these subjects. (See attachment)
  • French 2 - (See attachment)  Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting.
  • Spanish 2 - (See attachment)

Juniors

  • AP English Literature - As an AP Literature student at St. Teresa's Academy, you should read Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and Billy Budd by Herman Melville this summer. You should read these works well, annotating along the way. Students should be prepared to take a quiz over both works with some character and quotation identification. In addition to the quizzes, the class will engage in discussions, so be ready to talk about passages that you found significant and what themes they reflect.  The editions for purchase: ISBN-13: 978-0316769174 and ISBN-13: 978-0143107606
  • AP Biology - Welcome to AP Biology! Please (See attachment) for all details regarding your summer assignment. Email Mrs. Sarah Stranz if you have any questions.
  • AP Environmental Science - Welcome to AP Environmental Science (APES)! Here are some activities (See attachment) that you need to accomplish this summer in order to come back to school in the fall ready to take APES. The objective of this summer assignment is to get you thinking environmentally and how reflecting on how different aspects our everyday lives have an impact on the environment as a whole. All instagram posts are due prior to the first day of class. Math practice and the Reflection will be printed into OneNote during our first class meeting. See you all soon!
  • Physics and AP Physics - Complete the following assignment for the first day of school. Math for Physics Summer Assignment
  • AP Chemistry - Complete the following assignment for day 1 of class.  Assignment
  • American Literature - Read The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. ISBN-13: 9780316769488  Publisher: Little, Brown & Company (See attachment)
  • College French 3 - (See attachment)  Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting.
  • Spanish 3  - (See attachment)
  • College Spanish 3 - (See attachment)
  • AP US American History - (See attachment) Students to read and annotate text excerpt and answer questions on assignment page for the first day of school.
  • College Counseling - Explore Naviance
    • Add schools to Colleges I'm Thinking About list, complete the Career Interest Profiler, check out the Resume tool, etc.
    • Shadow &/or volunteer in possible career interest area
    • Visit a college campus or two and jot your impressions in the Journal section of Naviance.
    • If you don't remember your Naviance password, email Mrs. Hudson
  • Optional: Junior/Senior Service Project - This is not a requirement to look at this as we will cover it all at your first class meeting in the fall, but if you'd like to start early, you can explore: Junior/Senior Service Project Information

Seniors

  • ALL SENIORS - COLLEGE COUNSELING - Naviance College Self-Inventory: located in Naviance under the About Me tab and My Surveys, click on 2020 Self-Inventory. This is mandatory for ALL seniors. Remember to save periodically so you do not lose your responses. The Class of 2020 Self-Inventory will be available on May 1. Deadline – September 1st.  Parent brag sheets are also due on Sept. 1. Continue to work on your college portfolio: resume, possible college essay topics/drafts, college major exploration, and your college list (add or narrow your list). Remember to jot notes in the Journal section of Naviance after your college visits.
  • ALL SENIORS - SERVICE PROJECTS -  A total of at least 54 volunteer hours must be completed with your service agency and recorded in the Helper Helper app by senior orientation day in order to be eligible for Senior Privileges. This includes 24 hours from Junior Service Week (Phase 1) and 30 spring/summer hours on your own time (Phase 2).
  • AP Biology - Welcome to AP Biology! Please (See attachment) for details regarding your summer assignment. Email Mrs. Sarah Stranz if you have questions.
  • AP Environmental Science - Welcome to AP Environmental Science (APES)! Here are some activities (See attachment) that you need to accomplish this summer in order to come back to school in the fall ready to take APES. The objective of this summer science is to get you thinking environmentally and how different aspects our everyday lives have an impact on the environment as a whole. All assignments will be due prior to the first day of class, and there are multiple stages, so please plan accordingly! In order to remain environmentally friendly as possible, all of our work will be completed and turned in electronically.
  • Physics and AP Physics - Complete the following assignment for the first day of school. Math for Physics Summer Assignment
  • Senior Writing and Literature -  As a Senior Writing and Literature student at St. Teresa's Academy, you will read The Wall by John Lanchester this summer. Read this work well, annotating along the way.  Be prepared to take a test, short answer, with character and quotation identification related to theme.  The edition you should purchase is: ISBN-13: 978-1324001638.
  • AP English Language - This summer, AP English Language students at St. Teresa's Academy are required to read The Wall, by John Lanchester (ISBN-13: 978-1324001638), and three chapters from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden: “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For,” “Solitude,” and “Conclusion” (please use this FREE ONLINE edition) http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/walden/toc.html. Please read the texts closely and annotate them. On the first day of school, all students must be prepared to take an assessment over the texts. The class will also devote the first few weeks of school engaging in discussions and essays centered on complementary and contradictory thematic elements within these works, especially views on the environment, nature, solitude, community, hope, and despair.
  • College Composition - As a College Composition student at St. Teresa's Academy, you should read The Wall by John Lanchester this summer. Read this work well, annotating along the way.  Be prepared to take a test, short answer, with character and quotation identification related to theme.  The edition you should purchase is: ISBN-13: 978-1324001638.
  • College French 4 - (See attachment)  Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting.
  • Spanish 4 - (See attachment)
  • College Spanish 4 - (see attachment)
  • Spanish 5 - (See attachment)
  • AP US Government & Politics - The summer assignment (attached) involves reading selections from a book on American politics, watching a couple of videos, and following the news. Short essay responses are required after completing each. (See attachment)
  • Art Portfolio - In preparation for developing a research topic as well as a portfolio, students will explore a series of articles on art and the relationship between social, cultural, economic and political contexts. Within each topic, you are required to: complete a written response to the article, respond to two of your classmates and a written response to a provided image. Please access our Onenote classroom content library under the Summer Assignment tab and collaboration space for articles and images. Note the dates for each week's assignment.
  • AP Psychology - (See attachment)