Summer Work 2020

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.

Summer Math Work

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE BEGINNING YOUR SUMMER MATH 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.  Students will take a test on the summer work topics the first full week of school.

Each student must create a Khan Academy account and must be logged in prior to working on any of the objectives.  Students may use BE email or personal email when signing up for account but must log in each time to receive credit for your work.

All courses have a different set of objectives students need to review.  On the following screen, please select the math course that you are enrolled to take during the upcoming (2020-2021) school year. You will be directed to a list of links through the Khan Academy website that must be completed by August 16, 2020. 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.

STEPS to complete the summer work: 

1)  Sign-up for Khan Academy before completing any summer work.  You may use your BE email or personal email to create a username and password.  If you already have a Khan academy account, you do not need to create a new account.  Please write the username and password down because you will need to access it the first week of school.  MAKE SURE YOU ARE SIGNED IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT EACH TIME YOU BEGIN AN ASSIGNMENT!  If you are logged in – Khan academy will keep track of your progress.

2)  Go to the Bishop England website and select the course and the level of the course you will take this year. (2020-2021) You will see a list of topics to complete.  Each link will take you to the Khan Academy website.  Remember it is important that you are signed in before selecting each link.

3)  Click on topics listed for your course and complete the practice problems.  When you click on the link it will take you directly to the practice problems you need to do – the number of problems varies by topic (anywhere from 4 – 9 questions).

4) If you struggled with the practice problems OR Khan Academy states you “need more practice,” then you need to watch the videos provided on Khan Academy and re-do the practice problems.  You DO NOT need to get all of them correct to move on to the next topic.  You need to get 70% or above on each topic.  Take notes and write down any questions you have on the material.

5)  KEEP track of the topics you have completed.  Mark any topics you have trouble with so you can review them at the beginning of the school year.

6)   Complete all practice problems by August 16th at midnight.  Test on topics will be given the first full week of school. Re-do any topics you had trouble with over the summer and bring in any questions to your teacher.

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

If you have questions about what course/level you are taking in the upcoming schoolyear please contact the head of counseling, Mrs. Lisa Gastaldi(lgastaldi@behs.com). 

Click here for the Summer Math Work

 

Required Summer Reading 2020
2020 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: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

AII English I: The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) by Michael Scott

Students will be assessed on the summer reading book within the first two weeks of school. The summer reading assessment is a major grade, which will have significant impact on the first quarter average. Additional writing assignments may 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, 843-8499599, ext. 129.

Freshmen who are NOT enrolled in English I do not have summer reading


2020 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 assessed on all summer reading books within the first two weeks of school. The summer reading assessment is a major grade, which will have a significant impact on the first quarter average. Additional writing assignments may 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, 843-8499599, ext. 129


2020 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 complete an assignment based on the book below. The assignment is located under AP Summer Work on our website.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

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

AII English III: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Students will be assessed on summer reading books within the first two weeks of school. The summer reading assessment is a major grade, which will have a significant impact on the first-quarter average. Additional writing assignments may 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, 843-8499599, ext. 129


2020 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: • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad • The Road by Cormac McCarthy

AI English IV: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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

Students will be assessed on all summer reading within the first two weeks of school. The summer reading assessment is a major grade, which will have a significant impact on the first quarter average. Additional writing assignments may 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, 843-8499599, ext. 129