Summer Assignments

2018-2019

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 60 points. Read the novel Tell The Wolves I’m Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt. Respond to the question in the attached document, writing a 1-2 page paper. A digital copy of your typed and labeled answers 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.(See attachment)
  • French 2 - (See attachment)  Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting.
  • Latin 2 - (See attachment)
  • Spanish 2 - (See attachment)

Juniors

  • AP English Literature - As an AP Literature student at St. Teresa's Academy, you are required to read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald this summer. You should read this work well, annotating along the way. In addition, read the following short essays. See attachment. On the first day of school, all students need to be prepared to take an open note test over it.  The test will be short answer character and quotation identification. In addition to the test, the class will devote the first few weeks of school engaging in discussions and activities centered on this novel.  The edition that I want you to purchase is: ISBN-10: 0743273567.
  • 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 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
  • 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.
  • Honors Latin 3 - (See attachment)
  • 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.
  • College Counseling - Explore Naviance
    • add schools toColleges 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 (K-Z) or Mrs. Majors (A-J)
  • 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. See left side menu and click on 2019 Self-Inventory. This is mandatory for ALL seniors. Remember to save periodically so you do not lose your responses. The Class of 2019 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 60 volunteer hours at your service agency must be verified and turned in to Campus Ministry by senior orientation day (August 16) in order to be eligible for Senior Privileges starting in September. This includes 30 hours from Junior Service Week (Phase 1) and 30 additional hours (Phase 2). Lunch and travel time are not included. Verified hours should be turned in on the Phase 2 Timecard or your agency’s report. Full service project policies and a link to the Phase 2 Timecard can be found in the Service Information Packet. Happy volunteering!
  • 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
  • Writing - All seniors enrolled in the course are expected to complete this summer assignment. Students are required to finish eight journal entries based on passages in "Writing Down the Bones."  This book and the eight writing prompts--along with the due date for the journal assignments--can be found by downloading this attachment. (See attachment)
  • AP English Language - AP English Language students at St. Teresa's Academy are required to read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald this summer. Please read the novel closely and annotate the text. On the first day of school, all students need to be prepared to take an open note test over the book. The test will be short answer argumentative and analytic, requiring students to support their arguments and rhetorical analysis with textual evidence and MLA citations. In addition to the test, the class will devote the first few weeks of school engaging in discussions and activities centered on the Modern period, Fitzgerald’s critique of consumer culture and class division, gender roles, and historical context for the novel. Pay attention to various settings in New York – what happens there, and why. Think in terms of cultural analysis. Please purchase a Scribner edition, ISBN-10: 0684801523 or ISBN-10: 0743273567
  • College Composition - As a College Composition student at St. Teresa's Academy, you are required to read All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy  this summer. You should read this work well, annotating along the way.  On the first day of school, all students need to be prepared to take an open note test over it.  The test will be short answer character and quotation identification. In addition to the test, the class will devote the first few weeks of school engaging in discussions and activities centered on this novel. Because there are multiple editions of this work, it is important that we all have the same edition.  The edition that I want you to purchase is: ISBN-10: 0679744398. The novel contains some lines in Spanish; here is a cheat sheet to help.
  • College French 4 - (See attachment)  Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting.
  • Honors Latin IV - (See attachment) Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting. Aeneid II Study Guide; Aeneid IV Study Guide; Aeneid VI Study Guide
  • 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)