Summer Assignments

Summer Assignments at NEOC


Some of our courses may require summer assignments to be completed prior to the start of the new school year. Summer assignments are designed to provide students with foundational knowledge that helps to jump start them into the course content at the beginning of the school year.


Y1 Students (Students Entering 9th Grade in 2019-20)


English 1 Honors

Before coming to campus in August, we would like you to read one of the following titles:

Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy
ISBN: 978-1619639119

For Synopsis and Parental Review by Common Sense Media, Click Here

Slated (Book 1) by Teri Terry
ISBN: 978-0142425039

For Synopsis and Parental Review by Common Sense Media, Click Here

Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
ISBN: 978-7543321724

For Synopsis and Parental Review by Common Sense Media, Click Here

While you may get the book from your local library, we strongly encourage you to purchase your choice text, as we will be using it in class in August.

As you read, think about the following questions and how the characters might respond to them. After reading, answer one of questions outlined below.

You can answer the question in any interactive medium you choose: presentation, journal entries, multimedia, movie, audio recording, Minecraft world - or anything else that you can think of. You answer should be engaging and fully answer the question using details, quotes or themes from your chosen novel. You can create a product that is digital or physical and will be submitted during the first two weeks for Q1.

If you struggle with this - that is okay. We are curious to see what you can create. Consider any idea a great one and bring your creativity to the forefront!

Choose One of the Following Questions to Answer

What is family?
What defines who a person is?
What is the power of friendship?
Why are humans able to quickly adapt to change?
How can our choices influence how others see us?
How can our choices influence how we understand ourselves?
What is love?
What choices do we make about our own identity?
In what ways can the line between good and evil be blurred?
Who is considered a survivor and why?
What does it mean to be human?
How can adolescents create their own path in a world led by adults?



Y2 Students (Students Entering 10th Grade in 2019-20)


English 2 Honors

Before coming to campus in August, we would like you to read one of the following titles:

The Great Gatsby  by F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN: 978-0743273565

 For Synopsis and Parental Review by Common Sense Media, click here

Fahrenheit 451  by Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 978-1451673319

For Synopsis and Parental Review by Common Sense Media, click here

The Storyteller’s Secret by Carmine Gallo
ISBN: 978-1250072238

For synopsis and reviews by Amazon, click here

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Differently: a Biography by Karen Blumenthal
ISBN: 978-1250014450

For synopsis and reviews by Amazon, click here

Turtles All the Way Down
by John Green
ISBN: 978-0525555360

For synopsis and parental review by Common Sense Media, click here

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
ISBN: 978-0062085504

For synopsis and reviews by Amazon, click here

While you may get the book from your local library, we strongly encourage you to purchase your choice text, as we will be using it in class in August.

As you read, think about the following questions and how the characters, speakers, or writers might respond to them. After reading, answer one of questions outlined below.

You can answer the question in any interactive medium you choose: presentation, journal entries, multimedia, movie, audio recording, Minecraft world - or anything else that you can think of. You answer should be engaging and fully answer the question using details, quotes or themes from your chosen text. You can create a product that is digital or physical and will be submitted during the first two weeks for Q1.

If you struggle with this - that is okay. We are curious to see what you can create. Consider any idea a great one and bring your creativity to the forefront!

Choose One of the Following Questions to Answer

What is the importance of civilization and what factors support or destroy its fabric?
Should people sacrifice freedom in the interest of security?
Are we governed/guided by fate, free will, a greater power, or do we fall somewhere on the spectrum between?
What are the attributes of heroism and how could they (the attributes) change?
Is there a difference between happiness and success?
What is the American Dream?  Why is it significant?
How can we use story writing and storytelling to help solve everyday problems?
How does literature sometimes represent the best and worst of a society?
Why do we study and examine our past, present, and future?
Why do we sometimes oppress each other when we gain power?
How is our perception of good and evil shaped by our films, books, and video games?
If you could choose one rule for the entire world to adhere to, what would it be and why?


AP World History

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