Simsbury High School English teachers believe that an effective language arts program offers students the opportunity to practice essential skills independently. English teachers hope to encourage lifelong readers within the classroom and beyond its boundaries. Reading over the summer maintains fluency and exercises close-reading skills.
The summer reading material:
- introduces students to upcoming course themes and concepts.
- provides a baseline for assessing individual comprehension and analytical skills.
- allows teachers to begin the year as a community of learners on day one.
Completion of the summer reading work is a requirement for all selected courses.
All packets will be distributed directly to students (8th – 11th grade) by their current teachers. Summer assignments for new students are also available at the main office and the school counseling office.
Summer 2021 Assignments:
- Algebra 1 Levels II & III
- Algebra 2 Level I
- Algebra 2 Level II
- Algebra 2 Level III
- Integrated Algebra
All Khan Academy content is available for free at www.khanacademy.org
Summer assignments for AP Chemistry and AP Physics 1 are posted on individual Google Classrooms. Please see guidance counselor for Google Classroom codes.
AP Biology (assignment) AP texts for those students new to SHS, are available in the School Counseling Office. All resources are available for students already logged into the AP Bio Google Classroom and those students do NOT need a text for the summer assignment.
AP Environmental Science (no assignment)
AP Chemistry (see assignments below) AP books are available in the School Counseling office.
- Summer Assignment 2021-22
- Worksheet 1 Units of Measurement
- Worksheet 2 Significant Figures
- Worksheet 3 Dimensional Analysis
- Worksheet 4 Temperature & Density
- Worksheet 5 Classifying Matter, State of Matter
- Worksheet 6 Laws of Nature
- Worksheet 7 Logic & Efficient Writing
- Worksheet 8 Atoms
- Worksheet 9 Molecules
- Worksheet 10 Ions and Ionic Compounds
- Worksheet 11 Period Table Basics
- Worksheet 12 Naming Compounds
AP Physics 1
Assignment: Read Chapters 1&2 in the OpenStax online physics book
Do the following worksheets:
- Displacement and constant velocity
- Toward constant v
- Relative velocity
- Displacement from velocity
- Graphs of velocity
AP Physics 1 & 2
Do all of the above assignments under the Physics 1 heading PLUS: