AP Summer Assignments & Reading List (By Department)


This info can also be found on each Department's page.

AP Spanish Language and Culture Summer Assignment Attached.


Coming into the 9th grade (or 10th grade) and taking Geometry?
AP Calculus AB and BC
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science A
There is NO summer assignment for AP Statistics.
  1. You should try the best you can. If you are unable to complete the work, relax and try again later. As long as you try your best that is all that matters. Don't give up and don't get discouraged. 
  2. You should complete the AP course assignment(s) if you were accepted into the course. If you are on the Wait-list, I suggest you do the assignment if you can. If you are unable to complete it, you will have the opportunity to complete it in the first few weeks in September. 


Summer Reading List

It is suggested that you read 2 or more of the books on the list unless otherwise noted.  

Incoming Freshman:

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

Vaclav and Lena by Haley Tanner

Left to Tell by Immaculee Iibagiza

Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quinonez

July’s People by Nadine Gordimer

When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago


Rising Sophomores:

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Polan

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat

Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir by Eddie Huang


Rising Juniors:

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

The River King by Alice Hoffman

We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oats

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Cavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen

11/22/63 by Stephen King


Rising Seniors:

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas 

Revolution is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine

Rocket Boys (October Sky) by Homer Hickam

Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self by Lori Gottlieb

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, and Lisa Frazier


Advanced Placement English Literature only

How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster – REQUIRED TEXT

Then choose one of the following:

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Native Son by Richard Wright


Advanced Placement English Language and composition only

Read the following and one of the books assigned to your grade above:

Educated by Tara Westove

Between the World and  Me by Me Ta-Nehisi


AP Capstone Seminar

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

On Writing Well by William Zinsser


AP Capstone Research

On Writing Well by William Zinsser 

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell 


Attached is Summer Reading Assignments for English AP Classes. Only complete if you have been accepted or put on the waitlist for the course.