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Summer Reading & AP Prep

2024-25 summer reading list & AP Prep work

Students must purchase their own summer reading books and may choose to read print or a digital book.

These books are not included in the textbook fee and will not be provided on iPad.

English Department

English 1

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros I SBN: 0679734775 or 9780679734772

*Please refer to this    The House on Mango Street Reading Guideas you read the novel.

English 2

Please refer to this Reading Assignment. A copy of your chosen book must be brought to class in August.

English 3 (CHS)

All the Bright Placesby Jennifer Niven ISBN: 9780385755917

English 3 (DLS)

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer ISBN: 9780385486804

AP English Language & Composition (CHS)

The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planetby John Green ISBN: 9780525555247

AP English Language & Composition (DLS)

The Great Gatsbyby F. Scott Fitzgerald ISBN: 9780743273565 

AP English Literature & Composition (CHS)

The Picture of Dorian Grayby Oscar Wilde ISBN: 9780486278070

*All students with AP Lit at Carondelet, please review this document regarding your summer reading assignment.

AP English Literature & Composition (DLS)

The Picture of Dorian Grayby Oscar Wilde ISBN: 9780486278070

 and  The Odyssey by Homer; trans. by Robert Fagles ISBN: 9780140268867

Classics of Horror

Carrie by Stephen King ISBN: 9780307743664

Dystopian Fiction

PICK ONE TO READ  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline ISBN: 0307887448 or 9780307887443 OR

  The Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins ISBN: 9781407109084 OR  The Memory Visit by Jenny Lynn Lambert ISBN: 9781773398488

  **Proceeds from purchases of The Memory Visit benefit Carondelet Faculty/Staff Student Scholarship**

Psychology in Literature

Create a copy of this doc and write the responses on the doc to each question. Be prepared to share in class.


The World a Stage by Bill Bryson ISBN: 9781848310544

She Said


The 21st Century Woman


The Culture of Storytelling

The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin ISBN: 9780547773742

The Short Story

Short Story ReaderPDF is sent to all students enrolled in this course. If you haven’t received it, please contact Ms. Koski


Math Department

AP Statistics (CHS)

To be determined - please check back at the end of June.


Modern Language Department



Science Department

AP Biology

Consult this document for your summer homework to prepare for the class.

AP Chemistry & AP Biology Bridge

Students accelerating to AP Chemistry in 10th grade are required to complete a summer bridge course.

This summer bridge course is a 4-week student-paced course moderated by Dr. Hutches on Schoology.  Students may only register for the Summer Bridge class with approval from the Science Department.

AP Environmental Science


AP Physics 1 or C




Social Studies Department

AP Human Geography (CHS)

Human Geography for the AP Course Read and take notes on Unit 1 Modules 1-6. TEXTBOOK PROVIDED TO ALL PDF Here.

AP US History (CHS)

American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America ISBN 9780143122029 or 0143122029.  Read chapters 1-12 (pages 23-149)


The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People.  TEXTBOOK PROVIDED TO ALL PDF Here. Read chapters 1-3.  Please review this document regarding the full summer reading assignment.

AP US History (DLS)

The American Pageant: AP Edition  Read Chapters 1-3. TEXTBOOK PROVIDED TO ALL a PDF for summer reading assingment.

AP Government


AP Psychology (CHS)

Myers’ Psychology for the AP® Course 4eTEXTBOOK PROVIDED TO ALL Everyone must read Unit 0, a PDF for summer reading is provided here. Please consult this document regarding the full summer reading assignment.

AP Psychology (DLS)




Visual and Performing Arts & Computer Science

AP Art (Drawing, 2D and 3D)

Over the summer, create an art journal consisting of 7 pages that represents the theme of your interest and your artistic skillset.

Step 1: Decide what will be the big question for your journaling exploration

Why do I draw?
What are the experiences/ routines that changed my life?
How are Japanese traditions reflected in Anime?
How do urban architecture and graphic design impact our everyday life?

Step 2: Create at least seven pages (one page, 9x12 each) in your journal

Include quick sketches, free writings, references on others’ artworks, artist explorations, collages, detailed drawings, watercolor, digital drawings, etc.


AP Computer Science Principles (CHS)

Over the summer, students enrolled in APCSP should complete the work as presented in this document. Any questions, please contact Ms. Lafler.

AP Computer Science A (CHS)



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