Summer Assignments

2016-2017

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 100 points. Read the novel Fahrenheit 451 , by Ray Bradbury. 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 -Students will do a review packet and bring to class on the first day of school (8/15/16) which is called "Tarea de verano." Students may use notes from Spanish I to complete this packet. (See attachment)

Sophomores

  • World Literature - Sophomores will read A Thousand Splendid Suns. The regular World Lit students will take a multiple choice and short answer test by the end of the first week. (See attachment)
  • Advanced World Literature - Sophomores will read A Thousand Splendid Suns and do a two page critical analysis essay based on a specific prompt. (See attachment)
  • AP World History - Students, in preparation for Fall Semester studies, I have prepared a short reading list and a set of video presentations.  Please read/view these over the summer (close to beginning of school is a good idea).  Note significant themes and ideas presented in each reading/video presentation. (See attachment)
  • Honors Algebra II/ Geometry - Students must download, print and work all math problems on handout. This is a review of material covered during the freshmen level course. (See attachment)
  • French 2 - (See attachment)  Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting.
  • Latin 2 - (See attachment)
  • Spanish 2 - Students will do a review packet and bring to class on the first day of school (8/15/16) which is called "Tarea de verano." Students may use notes from Spanish I to complete this packet. (See attachment)

Juniors

  • AP Biology - Welcome to AP Biology! Please (See attachment) for details regarding your summer assignment. Contact Mrs. Stranz if you have questions.
  • AP Chemistry - Will share Google Doc with Chemistry material to review over the summer (charts, videos, math concepts).  There will be a chart of polyatomic ions that need to be memorized, as well as a Google Form where students will self-evaluate their knowledge of the topic reviewed over the summer assignment links.  Miss Scott will send a checklist with all tasks with the Google Doc.
  • AP Environmental Science - Hello and welcome to AP Environmental Science (APES)! I hope that you have an enjoyable, exciting, relaxing, but also education summer planned! Here are some activities 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 on both Moodle and Instagram.(See attachment)
  • Regular and Honors Physics - Math for physics (See attachment)
  • American Literature - Read The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. ISBN-13: 9780316769488  Publisher: Little, Brown & Company (See attachment)
  • AP Language & Composition/American Literature - (See attachment)
  • College French 3 - (See attachment)  Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting.
  • College Latin 3 - (See attachment)
  • Spanish 3  - (See attachment)
  • College Spanish 3 -  (See attachment)
  • AP US American History -
  • College European History  I -  Students will be provided with a required readings list and a study guide of questions/reflections over these readings.  Students may complete notes over the readings from this study guide.  During the first week of school, students will take an open-note test over these readings. (See attachment)
  • 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 - I've had a few sophomores express interest in having access to the information about Junior Senior Service Projects this summer to get a jump start on learning about potential agencies. 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 here is what you'll need. This is the information packet about the project and the list of agencies we partner with (Service Agency Directory). Link to 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 2017 Self-Inventory. This is mandatory for ALL seniors. Remember to save periodically so you do not lose your responses. The Class of 2017 Self-Inventory will be available on May 1. Deadline – September 1st.  
  • ALL SENIORS - SERVICE PROJECTS -  A total of at least 60 volunteer hours at your service agency must be verified and turned in to Ms. Snyder by senior orientation day (August 12) 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. Contact Mrs. Stranz if you have questions.
  • AP Chemistry - Will share Google Doc with Chemistry material to review over the summer (charts, videos, math concepts).  There will be a chart of polyatomic ions that need to be memorized, as well as a Google Form where students will self-evaluate their knowledge of the topic reviewed over the summer assignment links.  Miss Scott will send a checklist with all tasks with the Google Doc.
  • AP Environmental Science - Hello and welcome to AP Environmental Science (APES)! I hope that you have an enjoyable, exciting, relaxing, but also education summer planned! Here are some activities 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 on both Moodle and Instagram.(See attachment)
  • Regular and Honors Physics - Math for physics (See attachment)
  • Writing - All seniors enrolled in the course during either semester are expected to complete this summer course work. Students are required to complete 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 Literature - As an AP Literature student at St. Teresa's Academy, you are required to read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte  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.  I know that the novel is lengthy, but I chose it because it is a very interesting and entertaining example of modern fiction.  If you start right away, then you shouldn’t have a problem completing it by the start of school.  Because there are multiple translations of this work, it is important that we all have the same edition.  The edition that I want you to purchase is: ISBN-10: 0393975428
  • British Literature - All seniors enrolled in the course during either semester are expected to complete this summer course work. British Literature students should read and annotate Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. During the first week of school, all students need to be prepared to take an open book test over the novel. The test will include quotation identification and analysis, as well as character 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 you should purchase is ISBN: 978-0393975420 (Norton Critical Edition).
  • College French 4 - (See attachment)  Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting.
  • College Latin 4 - (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)
  • Spanish 5 - (see attachment)
  • College Spanish 4 - (See attachment)
  • College European History I -  Students will be provided with a required readings list and a study guide of questions/reflections over these readings.  Students may complete notes over the readings from this study guide.  During the first week of school, students will take an open-note test over these readings. (See attachment)
  • AP Psychology - The summer assignment involves reading a book and viewing a movie on psychology. The attached document outlines the resources you will need for completing this work prior to the fall semester. (See attachment)
  • AP US Government & Politics - The summer assignment (attached) involves reading a book on American politics, watching a political/governmental movie of your choice and following the news. (See attachment)
  • Art Portfolio - Read The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe and write a review of the book.  The book and a vocabulary and definitions list will be provided to students enrolled in the course. (Review Question, Notes, PowerPoint)