Students enrolled in AP classes have a heavier summer workload. The AP test dates are set nationally to run in early May. Students in other regions of the country (Southeast, Midwest) typically begin the school year in early to mid-August. Thus, we want our students to have access to the full AP curricula. Work over the summer allows AP students to acquire and practice key foundational knowledge and skills. Please note that all AP students are notified of the increased expectations around summer work in advance of the course selection process that began in February. 
    We strongly recommend that students and families develop a plan at the start of the summer for the completion of the required work.  We do not recommend waiting until the last two weeks of the summer to start the required work. 

    AP Economics

    Macro and Micro

    • None

    AP Government and Politics

    • The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents 1st Edition by Corey Brettschneider (Author) (0393652122)

    • “An essential guide to the presidential powers and limits of the Constitution, for anyone voting—or running—for our highest office. The Oath and the Office is the book we need, right now and into the future, whether we are voting for or running to become president of the United States. Constitutional law scholar and political science professor Corey Brettschneider guides us through the Constitution and explains the powers—and limits—that it places on the presidency.”


    • Over the summer students enrolled in AP United States Government and Politics should read “The Oath and the Office” and write a 1-page ( can be handwritten) summary of the book. A summary should include the main idea of the book, what they thought was most interesting about the book had questions they have. Students should be prepared for a reading quiz and discussion when they return.

    AP Psychology

    AP Psych
    • Katie Clifford Larson, Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, (ISBN: 054411909)
      • ​“A biography that chronicles her life with fresh details . . . By making Rosemary the central character, [Larson] has produced a valuable account of a mental health tragedy and an influential family’s belated efforts to make amends.” — New York Times Book Review


    AP US History

    • Andrew Carroll, Here is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History, (ISBN: 0307463982)

      • "Here is Where chronicles Andrew Carroll's eye-openeing- and at times hilarious- journey across America to find and explore unmarked historic sites where extraordinary moments occurred and remarkable individuals once lived."

    Here is Where
    • Give Me Liberty! An American History 3rd Edition by Eric Foner


    AP World History

    • A History of the World in 6 Glasses Tom Standage (ISBN 0802715524)

      • “Standage starts with a bold hypothesis- that each epoch, from the Stone Age to the present, has had its signature beverage- and takes readers on an extraordinary trip through world history. The Economist’s technology editor has the ability to connect the smallest detail to the big picture and a knack for summarizing vast concepts in a few sentences.”- Publisher’s Weekly

    • From the teachers: You should be prepared for a major quiz and a discussion of the book on the second day of class.