Academics

Summer Assignments

Many courses at Notre Dame have a requirement for summer reading and summer assignments. This includes all English courses, as well as many AP/Honors and Visual Arts courses. Please consult the lists below for books and information regarding summer reading and summer assignments. 

English

List of 8 items.

Science

List of 5 items.

  • AP Biology


    The attached packet or link below includes all of the information needed to complete the AP Biology Summer Assignment. Information about the due date is included in the packet. Mrs. Genova will be checking email periodically throughout the summer, email at genova@ndhs.org with any questions.
  • AP Chemistry


    The attached packet should be completed and will be due the first class of the year. Notes and textbook from Honors Chemistry will be useful in completing the packet. Students should be prepared for a test encompassing this material within the first week of the new year. Mr. Ryan (ryan@ndhs.org) will be checking email periodically over the summer and can be contacted with any questions.
  • AP Environmental Science


    The attached packet or links below should be downloaded to complete the required summer work. Please purchase two college-ruled notebooks to complete the assignment. Our textbook is titled “Living in the Environment” 19e by Miller. Contact Mr. Galland anytime at galland@ndhs.org
  • AP Physics 1

    Read College Physics for AP Courses (OpenStax ebook) Chapter 1, pages 7-30; answer problems and exercises #1-29. Solve the problems on a paper, due the first day of class. If you have questions, you may contact Mr. Toner by email at toner@ndhs.org
  • AP Physics 2


    The attached packet (AP Physics 2 PDF) or link below should be completed in Notability. Be prepared to submit a pdf of your completed assignment on the first day of school. If you have questions, you may contact Mr. Toner by email at toner@ndhs.org.  

Social Studies

List of 10 items.

Foreign Language

List of 1 items.

Mathematics

List of 1 items.

Visual Arts

List of 5 items.

  • AP Art

    The purpose of the summer assignment is to keep in rhythm while sharpening visual perception. Hence, rest up and experience as much as one can. Whether it’s traveling, going to concerts, beach etc. these activities will inform artistic endeavors during the year.
    1. Sketch as much as possible (10 sketches)
      1. Look, observe and draw
      2. Don’t be self-conscious, continue to develop hand and eye coordination
      3. Subject-matter and amount of drawings are up to the student. Use various materials: graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, markers and/or watercolor
    2. Take pictures for archival purposes (15 images of each category, 45 total). The goal through the year is to source ones own material, rather than being so dependent on Google and Pinterest
      1. People
        1. Pedestrians, individuals and groups
        2. Portraits, not necessarily selfies
        3. Animals and Pets
      2. Places
        1. Interiors and exteriors
        2. travels
      3. Things
        1. Inanimate objects, ie. random detritus on the streets
        2. Plants, ie. Flowering and/or blossoms, stems and leaves
    Email Mr. Lee at lee@ndhs.org if you have any questions.
  • Photography I


    Email Ms. May at may@ndhs.org if you have any questions.
  • AP Photography


    Email Ms. May at may@ndhs.org if you have any questions.
  • Art III

    The purpose of the summer assignment is to keep in rhythm while sharpening visual perception. Hence, rest up and experience as much as one can. Whether it’s traveling, going to concerts, beach etc. these activities will inform artistic endeavors during the year.
    1. Sketch as much as possible (10 sketches)
      1. Look, observe and draw
      2. Don’t be self-conscious, continue to develop hand and eye coordination
      3. Subject-matter and amount of drawings are up to the student. Use various materials: graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, markers and/or watercolor
    2. Take pictures for archival purposes (15 images of each category, 45 total). The goal through the year is to source ones own material, rather than being so dependent on Google and Pinterest
      1. People
        1. Pedestrians, individuals and groups
        2. Portraits, not necessarily selfies
        3. Animals and Pets
      2. Places
        1. Interiors and exteriors
        2. travels
      3. Things
        1. Inanimate objects, ie. random detritus on the streets
        2. Plants, ie. Flowering and/or blossoms, stems and leaves
    Email Mr. Lee at lee@ndhs.org if you have any questions.
  • Art II

    The purpose of the summer assignment is to keep in rhythm while sharpening visual perception. Hence, rest up and experience as much as one can. Whether it’s traveling, going to concerts, beach etc. these activities will inform artistic endeavors during the year.
    1. Sketch as much as possible (10 sketches)
      1. Look, observe and draw
      2. Don’t be self-conscious, continue to develop hand and eye coordination
      3. Subject-matter and amount of drawings are up to the student. Use various materials: graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, markers and/or watercolor
    2. Take pictures for archival purposes (15 images of each category, 45 total). The goal through the year is to source ones own material, rather than being so dependent on Google and Pinterest
      1. People
        1. Pedestrians, individuals and groups
        2. Portraits, not necessarily selfies
        3. Animals and Pets
      2. Places
        1. Interiors and exteriors
        2. travels
      3. Things
        1. Inanimate objects, ie. random detritus on the streets
        2. Plants, ie. Flowering and/or blossoms, stems and leaves
    Email Mr. Lee at lee@ndhs.org if you have any questions.
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