Rising 12th Grade Summer Assignment

Mandatory Reading Assignment
  • AP Literature and Composition Summer Assignment (<-- click the link or see below)
    • In preparation for their year-long Literary Research Paper, students will spend the summer selecting a book or play from the provided list, read and annotate it in its entirety, complete two reading journals, and prepare to complete a "timed write" about impressions of the book during the first week of school. For more details, click the link above.
Mandatory Math Assignment
  • AP Statistics Summer Assignment (<-- click the link or see below)
    • Choose between three options to get ready for Statistics, or do all three to be truly prepared. Do some math skills review, read a good book, and preview the content you will be working with next year. Click the link above for more details.
  • AP Calculus Summer Assignment (<-- click the link or see below)
    • Answer the problems in this packet using any resources you need. This is a good preview of what you will need to know and be able to do in Calculus. At the end of the document, there is also an optional enrichment reading! Click the link above for more details.
Optional Enrichment Assignments
  • AP US Government and Politics Summer Reading Assignment (<-- click the link)
    • This challenging reader is designed to provide students with an introduction to the philosophy of government, a background of US Government, and some current context on politics in the United States. Nearly every reading has some guiding questions or a short written response, which will help students understand the content and concepts. For more details, click the link above.
  • AP Environmental Science Summer Assignment (<-- click the link)
    • To answer the essential question, "What is Environmental Science and why is it important," students will select a combination of readings and documentaries and write a short response to the ones they chose. For more details, click the link above.
  • AP Spanish Language: Proyecto de verano (<-- click the link)
    • For students who are preparing to take AP Spanish Language, this assignment will have them investigate the essential question, "What is a hero?" For more details, click the link above.
College Preparatory Assignment
  • The beginning of an exciting and intensive college application season is just around the corner! What can you do this summer to prepare? Below is a list of suggestions. For more resources and constantly updated information, go to college.summitps.org.

1. Make sure your summer plans include some time devoted to activities that support your college application: academic or extra-curricular enrichment, career exploration, or community involvement.

2. Review your college list. Discuss the rationale for each college on the list with your family.

3. Compare your scores to those on your list to determine if you need to retake the ACT or SAT  in the fall.  Don't forget to register & study!

4. Visit colleges! This will help you get a feel for different campuses and begin the conversation about right fit colleges. 

5. Understand the requirements, application process, and deadlines for the colleges on your list. Your mentor will help you with this information when you return to school, but the more you know going into the fall, the less complicated it will feel later. 

6. Discuss and spend time revising college essays. These are super important! 
UC Personal Statement

7.Revise your college list, based on your visits and continued research.

More tips for the summer:


For more information, check the SPS College Readiness Website, the "College Resources" section of your Naviance Family Connection, and read through the SPS College Application Handbook.
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Christopher Lewine,
Jul 7, 2014, 1:32 PM
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Christopher Lewine,
Jul 7, 2014, 1:32 PM
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Christopher Lewine,
Jul 7, 2014, 1:32 PM
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