Summer Assignments

2021-2022

Freshmen | Sophomores | Juniors | Seniors

Freshmen

  • Advanced English I & English I - Welcome to STA!  As an incoming freshman at St. Teresa’s Academy you must complete a Summer Reading Assignment by the first day of school. Your assignment contains two parts and is worth a possible 20 points. Read the novel The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Then, complete the following attached assignment.  A digital copy of your typed questions is due the first week of school. You can bring these to class on a flash drive or on your tablet.  Students who attend the STARt Week will be provided a copy of the summer novel. (See attachment)
  • French II:  (1) Review French I vocab groups for Units 5-8 at French 1-AMICK folder and (2) watch the following episode of Le Petit Nicolas “Rex” on youtube for an in-class activity:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2tkdiPOkp0
  • College French III:  (1) Review French II vocab groups for Units 3-7 at French 2 - AMICK and (2) write a postcard in French about your summer & bring it to class to share on our 2nd day in class.

Sophomores

  • Honors World Literature and World Literature - Sophomores will read and annotate (See attachment) Exit West ISBN - 13 978-0735212206. For our first assignment, students will use the annotations to prepare a critical analysis essay responding to a specific prompt.
  • AP World History - Students in AP World History will complete the attached worksheets in preparation for the Fall Semester. These activities will be due the first day of school, printed out and ready to discuss. You will have an exam the first week of school to test your knowledge on these subjects. (See attachment)
  • Spanish: Students will watch the show” Silvana Sin Lana” Spanish Assignment
  • Mandarin: (Optional) Review Lesson 1-4 vocabulary, watch Chinese TV, and listen to Mandarin music. (Extra Point) Blog with Lin laoshi/Ms. Lin (See attachment)
  • French II:  (1) Review French I vocab groups for Units 5-8 at French 1-AMICK folder; and (2) watch the following episode of Le Petit Nicolas “Rex” on youtube for an in-class activity:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2tkdiPOkp0
  • College French III:  (1) Review French II vocab groups for Units 3-7 at  French 2 - AMICK; (2) write a postcard in French about your summer & bring it to class to share on our 2nd day in class.
  • College French IV:  (1) Review French III vocab groups for Units 7-9 at French 3 - AMICK; and (2) watch a French language film (if rated above PG-13, you will need to bring a signed note of consent to class from a parent or guardian) and write a film review about it in French (minimum 50 words).

Juniors

  • AP English Literature - As an AP Literature student at St. Teresa's Academy, you should read Educated by Tara Westover and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald this summer. You should read these works well, annotating along the way. Students should be prepared to take a quiz over both works with some character and quotation identification. In addition to the quizzes, the class will engage in discussions, so be ready to talk about passages that you found significant and what themes they reflect.  The editions for purchase: ISBN-13: 978-0399590504 (for Educated) and ISBN-13: 978-1982146702 (for The Great Gatsby)
  • American Literature - Read and annotate Educated by Tara Westover. ISBN-13: 978-0399590504
  • AP US American History - (See attachment) Students to read and annotate text excerpt and answer questions on the assignment page for the first day of school.
  • College Counseling - Explore Scoir   If you have not yet registered with Scoir, you may do so at https://app.scoir.com/signup?hsid=261700 
    • “Follow” schools in the College section of Scoir and add to My Colleges. 
    • Complete the YOUScience career aptitude test (90 minutes) and interest inventory in Scoir and save related careers to your Career Profile
    • Shadow &/or volunteer in possible career interest area
    • Take a virtual college tour (on college website under Admissions or Prospective Student page) of at least 3 colleges of interest (also check out the Academics and Student Life sections of college websites)
    • Follow College Counseling on Instagram at sta_college_counseling​
  • Spanish: Students will watch the show” Silvana Sin Lana” Spanish Assignment
  • College French III:  (1) Review French II vocab groups for Units 3-7 at  French 2 - AMICK; (2) write a postcard in French about your summer & bring it to class to share on our 2nd day in class.
  • College French IV:  (1) Review French III vocab groups for Units 7-9 at French 3 - AMICK; and (2) watch a French language film (if rated above PG-13, you will need to bring a signed note of consent to class from a parent or guardian) and write a film review about it in French (minimum 50 words).
  • AP Chemistry- Students need to borrow or purchase and thoroughly browse (no need to read cover to cover) a copy of “The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry” by Larry Gonick and Craig Criddle, to review year one chemistry concepts. Come prepared to explain the science behind your favorite cartoon the first day. Study polyatomic ions quizlet and come prepared for the quiz on the first day with either the formula or name as the prompt. Click here to access the quizlet.
  • AP Psychology - (See attachment)
  • AP Physics - (See Attachment)
  • AP Environmental Science: Ms Sarah Holmes will be your instructor for this course. Students will need to click on the link provided to complete the four activities assigned this summer. APES Summer Activities
  • Mandarin: (Optional) Review Lesson 5-8 vocabulary, watch Chinese TV, listen to Mandarin music, and read Chinese news. (Extra Point) Blog with Lin laoshi/Ms. Lin. (See attachment)

Seniors

  • College Counseling (All Seniors) - Scoir College Self-Inventory: located under My Profile>Surveys>2022 Self-Inventory. This is mandatory for ALL seniors. Remember to save periodically so you do not lose your responses. The Class of 2022 Self-Inventory is available from May1 to September 1.  Parent brag sheets are also due on Sept. 1 (available in Scoir and emailed to parents). Continue to work on your college portfolio: resume, possible college essay topics/drafts, college major exploration, and your college list. Remember to “follow” colleges on Scoir &/or add to My Colleges in Scoir or Colleges I’m Thinking About in Naviance.
    • Common App Work Day - Thurs., May 27, 2 pm - 5 pm Windmoor. If you would like to work on the Common Application before summer begins and receive assistance from College Counseling, bring your laptop, snacks, & resume to campus. We will be available from 2-5 pm to assist you, come if & when you please (this is only for STA students). The Common App is typically used by over 60% of the class. Come get a head start! College Application Work Day - Thurs., Aug. 5, 2-6 pm Wiindmoor. This is the same event as above but students may work on any applications as many will open on July 1 or Aug. 1. Optional Essay Brainstorming Sessions - Virtual - June 9 & Aug. 3, 4-5 pm. Both sessions are the same. This is an optional session with various exercises to brainstorm on essay topics. All seniors will work on their college essays in their English class when we return in August. A Teams link will be sent directly to students.
    • Class of 2022 College Application Kick Off Night (seniors & parents) – Wed., Aug. 18th 7 pm STA Auditorium. MANDATORY! Follow College Counseling on Instagram sta_college_counseling
  • Service Projects (All Seniors) -   A total of at least 15 volunteer hours must be completed and recorded in the Helper Helper app by senior orientation day in order to be eligible for Senior Privileges.
  • Senior Writing and Literature -  As a Senior Writing and Literature student at St. Teresa's Academy, you must read Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro this summer. Read this work closely, annotating along the way.  Be prepared to take a test, short answer, with character and quotation identification related to theme.  (Comes only in hardback edition: ISBN-13: 978-0593318171)
  • AP English Language - This summer, AP English students at St. Teresa's Academy are required to read read Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (Comes only in hardback  edition: ISBN-13: 978-0593318171), and two chapters from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden: “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For” and “Solitude” (please use this FREE ONLINE edition) Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, and “Graven Images,” by Saul Bellow from The Best American Essays of the Century, ISBN-13: 978-0618155873 (we will use this text throughout the semester and is a required book to purchase). Please read the texts closely and annotate them. On the first day of school, all students must be prepared to take an assessment over the texts. The class will also devote the first few weeks of school engaging in discussions and essays centered on complementary and contradictory thematic elements within these works, especially views on the environment, nature, solitude, community, hope, despair, what it means to be human, and images of self/artificial self.
  • College Composition - As a College Composition student at St. Teresa's Academy, you must read Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro this summer. Read this work closely, annotating along the way.  Be prepared to take a test, short answer, with character and quotation identification related to theme.  (Comes only in hardback  edition: ISBN-13: 978-0593318171)
  • Art Portfolio - Summer assignments help alleviate the pressure during the school year of producing the many quality pieces needed for a successful portfolio. There are 3 assignment categories: Sketchbook Assignments (20), Life Drawings (2), and Projects (2). Completing more of these pieces than required will only put you that much further ahead when school starts. Here are the assignments. Assignments are due: Second class meeting of the 21-22 school year.
  • AP Psychology - (See attachment)
  • AP Physics - (See attachment)
  • Spanish - Students will watch the show” Silvana Sin Lana” Spanish Assignment
  • Mandarin - (Optional) Review Lesson 5-8 vocabulary, watch Chinese TV, listen to Mandarin music, and read Chinese news. (Extra Point) Blog with Lin laoshi/Ms. Lin. (See attachment)
  • College French IV - (1) Review French III vocab groups for Units 7-9 at French 3 - AMICK; and (2) watch a French language film (if rated above PG-13, you will need to bring a signed note of consent to class from a parent or guardian) and write a film review about it in French (minimum 50 words).
  • AP Chemistry - Students need to borrow or purchase and thoroughly browse (no need to read cover to cover) a copy of “The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry” by Larry Gonick and Craig Criddle, to review year one chemistry concepts. Come prepared to explain the science behind your favorite cartoon the first day. Study polyatomic ions quizlet and come prepared for quiz on the first day with either the formula or name as the prompt: https://quizlet.com/_qolwt?x=1jqt&i=nn6t
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics - Students will need to complete the following assignment by the first Friday of the 2021-2022 school year. They will email their assignment to me at kdaily@stteresasacademy.org. The assignment can be found by clicking here.
  • AP Environmental Science - Ms Sarah Holmes will be your instructor for this course. Students will need to click on the link provided to complete the four activities assigned this summer. APES Summer Activities