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Summer Work 2023/24


All students/Grades

Community Summer Reading Program

Freshman Honors English

Read: The Chosen by Chaim Potok or A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 

Assignment: Click here for details and assignments.

Sophomore Honors English

Read: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Assignment: Click here for details and assignments.

Junior Honors English

Read: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Assignment: Click here for details and assignments.

Humanities (English)

Read: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Anne Fowler.

Assignment: Click here for details and assignments.

Senior Honors English

Read: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.

Assignment: Click here for details and assignments.

AP English Literature

Read: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri and Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

Assignment: Click here for details and assignments. 


AP Chemistry

Join the Google Classroom (ISBFRE3). All summer work will be posted there.

AP Biology

Join the Google Classroom (FJAONF4). All summer work will be posted there.

Social Studies

10th Grade Honors

Read: Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky

Assignment: Click HERE for details and assignments

11th Grade Honors

Read: Stephen Kinzer’s book, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire.

Assignment: Click HERE for details and assignments

Humanities (History)

Find and read a book on your own with the goal being to start your research into possible history fair topics. Click here for details and assignments.

AP Psychology

Students will need to come to the High School and sign out an AP Psychology textbook. The AP Psychology textbooks and hard copies of the assignment are in the front foyer of the High School. The doors should be open Monday-Thursday 7:00-3:00 and Fridays 7:00-11:00.The summer assignment will consist of reading and taking handwritten notes on four units in the textbook. A note taking guide will be available online and hard copies will be available with the textbooks. Details and the assignment can be found HERE.

AP Economics

Read: Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science by Charles Wheelan. Must be the 2010 or 2019 edition.

Assignment: Click here for details and assignments.

AP US History

Read: How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith.

Assignment: Click here for details and assignments.

Wold Language

AP Spanish Language and Culture

View the assignment here.

AP Spanish Literature

Watch Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain.

Click here for details and assignments.


No required summer work has been assigned for any class. However, teachers recommend getting as much input in Mandarin as possible this summer, especially through films and TV shows. In addition, an optional Duolingo class has been created for students.

Students and staff can now borrow ebooks and audiobooks through the school library using the Sora app.  Through Sora, we have access to the MA Library System’s Commonwealth Ebook Collection, which contains over 40,000 titles.  This collection is only shared between participating K-12 schools in MA, so wait times for items are generally shorter than they can be at public libraries.  Sora offers a wide range of accessibility features, including dyslexic font, customizable text, and more. The Sora app has been loaded into self-service on all school iPads, but it can also be added to any device or accessed through a web browser.  Students can use their school Google account to access this service. Click here for a video tutorial.

English Curriculum Coordinator
Robert Hickey
Science & Engineering Curriculum Coordinator
Regina O'Neil
Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator
Kristen Borges


World Language Curriculum Coordinator
Matthew Jones