Summer Work

Our students look forward to their extended summer break during the months of June and July. However as educators, we know the brain needs to be continually exercised in order to “grow”.  All students are expected to complete summer reading and math work leading into the upcoming school year, and a number of our Advanced Placement courses have summer work as well to get a head start on the demanding curricula of these college courses. Once you begin your summer vacation, please refer to these tabs to guide you in your summer plans to complete the work or reading assigned.

Required Math Summer Work - Updated June 26, 2019

Please read prior to starting your summer work: 

Summer math review work is a requirement for all students enrolled in a math course for the upcoming school year. By continued practice in essential math topics, students are better prepared to begin the new course when school reconvenes in the fall.

Please be sure you select the math course that you are enrolled in for the upcoming (2019-20) school year. The links below will direct you to the Khan Academy website, and all links must be completed by August 18th, 2019. While there are helpful videos and other information on the Khan website, you need only complete the indicated number of practice problems on each link to demonstrate mastery of each topic. Students will have a test on the topics listed for the individual course during the first week of school.

Each student must create a Khan Academy account and must be logged in prior to working on any of the objectives. Logging in to Khan Academy each time you work on the summer assignments is the only way to ensure that you receive credit for your work.  Students can use Bishop England email or a personal email account to log-in to Khan Academy.  In order to view which objectives have been completed, students should go to the progress tab on their Khan account.  At the beginning of the school year, teachers will have their students sign up for the class account using a class code.   

Please direct any questions related to summer work to Mrs. Megan Moore (mmoore@behs.com) or Mrs. Desi Runey (druney@behs.com).

If you have questions related to which level or math class you are enrolled in, please direct those questions to Lisa Gastaldi (lgastaldi@behs.com).

Math Summer Work

 

Required AP Summer Work

The only summer assignment for the AP English classes is to read the books on the summer reading list. There is no summer work for AP U.S. Government and Politics, and AP French, but all other AP courses have summer work that should take from four to eight hours to complete per course. The assignments could be broken down into about an hour a day for one to two weeks. Students should review their work prior to the start of school since there will be some type of assessment on this content.

AP Environmental Science Summer work 2019-20

2019 AP US History SAP-US-History-Summer-Assignment-2019- 

2019 AP-Psychology-Summer-Assignment-

2019 AP Biology Summer Packet

 

Required Summer Reading Lists

Summer reading books are dependent upon the student’s level of English for the upcoming school year. Students will be tested on the summer reading within the first couple of weeks of classes, so it may be beneficial to wait until at least the second half of summer before reading the books to insure better recall of what was read.

2019 Summer Reading Notification to Incoming Freshmen Students

As part of the summer reading program at Bishop England High School, each freshman enrolled in English I is required to read one book over the summer. Students are responsible for securing the books (unabridged editions). Students must read the selection that is listed for their level of English I (Honors, AI, or AII).

Honors English I:
*Students must read both books.
* The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
* The Help by Kathryn Stockett

AI English I: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

AII English I: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

*Note that freshmen who are not enrolled in English I do not have a reading assignment.

Students will be tested on the summer reading book within the first two weeks of school. The summer reading test is a major grade, which will have significant impact on the first quarter average. Additionally, writing assignments will be given in the English class on the book assigned for that class. Students are strongly encouraged to take notes on the book as they read. Students are more likely to recall the details of the summer reading books if they read them during the latter half of the summer.

Required summer reading should never conflict with the parents’ right to censor their child’s reading material. If a parent prefers an alternate selection because of the content of any of the selections above, he or she should contact Nancy Heath, 843-849-9599, ext. 129.


2019 Summer Reading Notification to Rising Sophomores

As part of the summer reading program at Bishop England High School, each sophomore is required to read one or two books over the summer, as indicated below. Students are responsible for securing the books (unabridged editions). Students must read the selection that is listed for their level of English II (Honors, AI, or AII).

Honors Engish II: *Students must read both books.
* All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
* The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

AI Engish II : Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

AII Engish II: Night by Elie Wiesel

Students will be tested on all summer reading books within the first two weeks of school. The summer reading test is a major grade, which will have a significant impact on the first quarter average. Additionally, writing assignments will be given in the English class on the book or books assigned for that class. Students are strongly encouraged to take notes on the books as they read. Students are more likely to recall the details of the summer reading books if they read them during the latter half of the summer.

Required summer reading should never conflict with the parents’ right to censor their child’s reading material. If a parent prefers an alternate selection because of the content of any of the selections above, he or she should contact Nancy Heath, 843-849-9599, ext. 129


2019 Summer Reading Notification to Rising Juniors

As part of the summer reading program at Bishop England High School, each junior is required to read one or two books as indicated below. Students are responsible for securing the books (unabridged editions). Students must read the selection OR selections that are listed for their level of junior English.

AP Language & Composition:

*Students must read both books.
* The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
* How Children Succeed by Paul Tough

AI English III: The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

AII English III: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Students will be tested on all summer reading books within the first two weeks of school. The summer reading test is a major grade, which will have a significant impact on the first quarter average. Additionally, writing assignments will be given in the English class on the book or books assigned for that class. Students are strongly encouraged to take notes on the books as they read. Students are more likely to recall the details of the summer reading books if they read them during the latter half of the summer.

Required summer reading should never conflict with the parents’ right to censor their child’s reading material. If a parent prefers an alternate selection because of the content of any of the selections above, he or she should contact Nancy Heath, 843-849-9599, ext. 129


2019 Summer Reading Notification to Rising Seniors

As part of the summer reading program at Bishop England High School, each senior is required to read one or two books over the summer, depending on his or her level of English IV. Students are responsible for securing the books (unabridged editions).

AP Literature
* How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
*Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

AI English IV: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

AII English IV: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Students will be tested on all summer reading within the first two weeks of school. The summer reading test is a major grade, which will have a significant impact on the first quarter average. Additionally, writing assignments will be given in the English class on the book or books assigned for that class. Students are strongly encouraged to take notes as they read. Students are more likely to recall the details of the summer reading if they read them during the latter half of the summer.

Required summer reading should never conflict with the parents’ right to censor their child’s reading material. If a parent prefers an alternate selection because of the content of any of the selections above, he or she should contact Nancy Heath, 843-849-9599, ext. 129