2019 Summer Assignments 

Incoming Freshmen (Class of 2023)

  • All freshmen read Monster by Walter Dean Myers for their English class.
  • Honors English 9 students read The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak AND Monster by Walter Dean Myers.

Incoming Sophomores (Class of 2022)

  • All sophomores read Monster by Walter Dean Myers for their English class.
  • Honors English 10 students read The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak AND Monster by Walter Dean Myers. 
  • All students entering Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II should look over all material in the appropriate packet posted on the link below. Students are encouraged to look over and use the available questions as practice. Students are not required to do all of the questions in this packet but should complete as many of them as necessary to ensure mastery of this material. Please note that there will be a test over the material that is presented in this packet during the first week of the 2019-20 school year.
  • AP® Government students read and answer questions for Chapter 1 of the textbook Government in America. Click here for a copy of the questions that were distributed at the end of the school year. Students will also complete a Constitution Scavenger Hunt included in the link above.  A copy of the Constitution can be accessed online here.

Incoming Juniors (Class of 2021)

  • All Juniors read Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza for their Theology class and complete a summer assignment on Turnitin.com. Set up your account at Turnitin.com and use Enrollment Key JrTheoSummer and the Class ID 21180048. For questions, please contact Mrs. Kate Romolo at kromolo@rogerbacon.org. The assignment is posted here.
  • All students entering Geometry, Algebra II, CP Pre-Calculus, and Honors Pre-Calculus should look over all material in the appropriate packet posted on the link below. Students are encouraged to look over and use the available questions as practice. Students are not required to do all of the questions in this packet but should complete as many of them as necessary to ensure mastery of this material. Please note that there will be a test over the material that is presented in this packet during the first week of the 2019-20 school year.
  • AP® US History and Honors US History students read chapters 1 to 5 in Alan Brinkley, The Unfinished Nation. Students must complete a quiz over each chapter and mail their completed scantron sheets to Dr. Wittekind at Roger Bacon High School by August 15.  There will be a test covering this material on the second day of school.
  • AP® Language students read the distributed excerpt of "An Introduction to Rhetoric: Using the Available Means" from Chapter 1 of The Language of Composition and selected essays from 50 Essays, a Portable Anthology. For each essay, answer the questions and take notes on the speaker, audience, and subject as well as specific examples of the different appeals the writers use: ethos, logos, and pathos. For questions, please contact Ms. Vehorn at jvehorn@rogerbacon.org.
  • AP® Chemistry students complete the summer review packet distributed at the end of the school year. Detailed instructions and a copy of the packet can be accessed here.
  • AP® Biology students read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and complete the review packet posted here.
  • AP® Psychology students read the following units from the course textbook Myers Psychology: Unit V "States of Consciousness" and Unit VI "Learning" and develop a one page hard copy handout for each unit, due on the Monday following Labor Day.

Incoming Seniors (Class of 2020)

  • All students entering Algebra II, CP Pre-Calculus, and Honors Pre-Calculus should look over all material in the appropriate packet posted on the link below. Students are encouraged to look over and use the available questions as practice. Students are not required to do all of the questions in this packet but should complete as many of them as necessary to ensure mastery of this material. Please note that there will be a test over the material that is presented in this packet during the first week of the 2019-20 school year.
  • All students entering AP® Calculus AB or AP® Statistics should complete all of the questions on the appropriate packet posted below. Completed packets will be collected on Friday, August 23, 2019 and will be accompanied by a test on the material included in this packet.
  • AP® Literature students read A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Students should take notes and focus on the significance of setting as they read.
  • AP® Chemistry students complete the summer review packet distributed at the end of the school year. Detailed instructions and a copy of the packet can be accessed here.
  • AP® Biology students read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and complete the review packet posted here.
  • AP® Psychology students read the following units from the course textbook Myers Psychology: Unit V "States of Consciousness" and Unit VI "Learning" and develop a one page hard copy handout for each unit, due on the Monday following Labor Day.