Summer Reading

English Department

Study Guides are posted for each grade level.

Grade 7 Study Questions
Jason Reynolds


Scar Island
Dan Gemeinhart


Grade 8 Study Questions


The CrossoverKwame Alexander




Alan Gratz



Grade 9 Study Questions

Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck


The Lord of the Flies
William Golding


Grade 10 STUDY Questions
A Separate Peace
John Knowles

Nella Larsen

Grade 11 Study Questions
To Sir, With Love
E. R. Braithwaite



Cry, the Beloved Country
Alan Paton



Grade 12 Study Questions
English IV



The Stranger
Albert Camus

Grade 12 Study Questions
AP English Literature



Ian McEwan




The Three Theban Plays



Mathematics Department

The Mathematics Department at U of D Jesuit provides a practice set of basic skills for incoming students. This is NOT required work, but an opportunity for review and practice. Choose the topics that will help give you a solid start in August.

Entering 8th Grade Math: Click here for summer workbook

Entering Algebra I: Click here for summer workbook

Science Department

AP Biology - Check Mrs. Foerg's Moodle page for summer assignments.
Read one of the following:
Parasite Rex by M. Zimmer
Survival of the Sickest by Sharon Moalem
Future of Life by E.O Wilson

AP Chemistry
Napoleon's Buttons: 17 Molecules that Changed History by Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson

AP Physics
God’s Mechanics by Brother Guy Consolmagno

Social Studies Department

AP U.S. History
Lies my Teacher Told Me by Lames W Loewen
Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick

AP U.S. Government
The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
The U.S. Constitution

AP Modern European History
A World Lit Only By Fire by William Manchester
What Went Wrong? by Bernard Lewis

World Languages Department

Latin IV and Honors Advanced Latin (Optional Reading)
Iliad (English Version) by Homer
Odyssey (English Version) by Homer
Aenied (English Version) by Virgil
Gallic Wars (English Version) by Caeser


Honors Advanced Spanish (Optional Reading)
La Lección de August (Spanish Version) by R. J. Palacio
Obsesión (Second Edition) By Edward Maddox