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Summer Assignments

All students have summer reading for English classes and a summer assignment for math. Other advanced and AP courses also have required summer work. Please check the departments listed below to verify and complete summer assignment requirements.

In addition to the other assignments, the Class of 2022 College Summer To Do List comes from the Counseling Department and outlines tasks that rising seniors should complete by the first day of school in order to be prepared for the college application process. Please read the following document carefully and at the minimum complete tasks #1-3. These three tasks must be complete before students can schedule their Senior Fall College Appointment with their counselor. Thank you.

English

Summer Reading (All Students)

Bellarmine Reads

AP LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION: Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte Keep notes as you read, and then write a series of journal/reflections (four pages typed (MLA format)) on Bronte’s novel, Jane Eyre. The journal is to be one page on the role of the hero, one on death, one on love, one on evil. Your journals should reflect your interpretations and thinking, and must be grounded in the evidence of the text itself. The journal is due on our second day of school. Your work on this assignment is indicative of your readiness to take a college-level class.

AP LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION: Dead Man Walking, Sr. Helen Prejean Please read carefully; take notes or keep a journal on your reading. When you return to school in the fall, you will be asked to write an essay on the book. Your work on this assignment is indicative of your readiness to take a college-level class.

Math

All incoming 9th graders entering into Algebra E, any level of Geometry, or any level of Advanced Algebra Trig, should complete a minimum of 2 hours working through Aleks. Students can access practice problems via the "start my path" option. Teachers will be able to see the amount of time spent and topics practiced during that time. Email mathplacement@bprep.org if you forgot your log in info. 

Algebra E - Please see above instructions for incoming 9th graders

Algebra 2

Advanced Algebra (College Prep & Honors)

AP Calculus (All)

Geometry

  • Incoming 9th grade students taking Geometry, please see instructions for incoming 9th graders.
  • Returning Bellarmine students taking any level of Geometry in the fall should complete a minimum of 2 hours working through Aleks. Students can access practice problems via the "start my path" option. Teachers will be able to see the amount of time spent and topics practiced during that time. Email mathplacement@bprep.org if you forgot your log in info. 
  • Transfer students taking any level of Geometry in the fall should complete the math packet to review their Algebra skills. Download Math Packet

Intro to Calculus

Pre-Calculus (Honors)

Pre-Calculus (Honors) - Optional

Pre-Calculus (College Prep)

TFS (Trig, Functions, Stats)

AP Statistics

Science

AP Physics 1 (no assignments)

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

Social Studies

AP Psychology

AP Psychology (reading assignment)

AP U.S. History (no assignments)

AP World History 

World Language

AP Spanish