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AP Summer Assignments

AP courses offer students college-level work while in high school. The College Board has created course guides that may include prerequisites, extended reading, or learning beyond the scope of the school-day curriculum.
To support the learning frameworks, some courses require students to complete a summer assignment. The type and scope of the assignment will vary by course. All assignments are tightly aligned to the learning outcomes and intended to further support the student in the course.
Please carefully review any summer requirements your course may have. Courses may have links to assignments and/or books to read. When a book is listed, it should be read in its entirety, unless specific instructions are given otherwise. 
2020 AP Summer Assignments

AP Art History

AP Art History Summer Cannon Assignment

AP Biology

Optional read: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

No Assignment

AP Computer Science

AP Computer Science

AP Human Geography

AP Human Geography

AP Language (Juniors)

Students are required to read:

1984, by George Orwell

and ONE of the following:

  • The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works—and How It’s Transforming the American Economy by Charles Fishman
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  • Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

AP Language Summer Assignment

AP Literature (Seniors)

AP Literature and Composition Summer Assignment

AP Research

AP Summer Assignment

AP Seminar

AP Seminar Assignment

AP Studio Arts

Contact Brice McCasland -

AP World History

Edible History of Humanity by Tom Standage (**updated instructions 7/19/20**)

AP World History Assignment

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Chemistry

AP Economics

AP Environmental Science

AP European History

AP French

AP Government

AP Music Theory

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2

AP Psychology

AP Spanish Language

AP Spanish Literature

AP Statistics

AP US History

No Summer Assignment