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Upper School Summer Reading & Academic Enrichment

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Grade &/or Course

                 

7th         07 English             

                  The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                  

8th        08 English     

                  The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson                                                 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                  

9th         English I-College Prep

                  The Lightning Thief  by   Rick Riordan                                                     

                  The Hobbit   by J.R.R. Tolkein                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                  

9th         English I- Honors

                   The Lightning Thief  by   Rick Riordan                                                         

                  The Hobbit   by J.R.R. Tolkein                                                                  

                  Farenheit 451       by Ray Bradbury                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                  

10th        English II- College Prep

                  Night by Elie Wiesel                                                                                        

                  Ender's Game   by Orson Scott Card                   

                                                                                                                                                                                  

10th        English II- Honors                                        

                  Night by Elie Wiesel                                                                                        

                  Ender's Game   by Orson Scott Card                                                        

                  *Plus, two short story selections from approved list.

                                                                                                                                                                                  

11th        English III-College Preparatory              

                  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Dover Thrift Edition)

                  The Scarlet Letter       by Nathaniel Hawthorne                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                  

11th       AP English Language and Composition   

                  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Dover Thrift Edition)           

                  The Scarlet Letter       by Nathaniel Hawthorne                                        

                  Things Fall Apart  by Chinua Achebe                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                  

12th       English IV- College Prep                            

                  The Piano Lesson       by August Wilson                                                         

                  Never Let Me Go        by Kazuo Ishiguro                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                  

12th      AP English Literature                           

                   The Piano Lesson       by August Wilson                                  

                  I Was Amelia Earhart  by Jane Mendelsohn                                                          

                  Poisonwood Bible  by Barbara Kingsolver                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH)          

1-      American Colonies (2001)     by Alan Taylor                                                       

2-      One book from list.  See "Requirements & Expectations" for complete list.               

3-      Article entitled "The Kaleidoscope of Early America" found in the packet.             

4-      Chapter 1 of text America:  Past and Present, 10th Edition                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Algebra II Honors                                                                                                         

Students will complete MathXL homework lessons that cover the majority of algebra 1 topics (for review).  The average of the homework lessons will count as a grade and they will also be tested over the lessons on the first day of school.  Instructor is available by email over the summer. {scastleb@davidsonacademy.com}

                                                                                                                                                                                  

 Pre-Calculus Honors                                                                                                    

Students will need to complete the assigned MathXL assignments (which are a review of Algebra 2) by the end of the summer.  There will be a test on the first full day of school over the material covered over the summer.  Instructor is available by phone and email during the summer.  There will also be communicated “office hours” the week before school begins for students to come and get help.  {awelsh@davidsonacademy.com}

                                                                                                                                                                                  

CalculusAB                                                                                                                     

 Students will need to complete the assigned MathXL assignments by the end of the summer.  There will be a test  on the first full day of school over the material covered over the summer.  Instructor is available by phone and email  during the summer.  There will also be communicated “office hours” the week before school begins for students to    come and get help.  {awelsh@davidsonacademy.com}

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