• Below you will find links to documents, assignments, or Canvas portals for AP Courses that require summer work.  If you have not been previously contacted by the teacher for the course, please contact the listed teacher.  If you do not hear back after a week, please contact Student Services.



    Honors World Literature and Composition:  Greetings! In three short months…no, REALLY short months…you’ll be on your way to your HWLC class, so we Sophomore English teachers would like to send along some information that you’ll need before that big day arrives. If you have any questions, please stop by the English office to see Mr. Tennant, Ms. Lastacy, or Mr. McLaren. We would love to talk to you about the specifics of the class.

    AP English 3:  We are looking forward to meeting all of you next year! Please read this assignment carefully, so that you will be prepared for what you will encounter next year.

    AP English 4:  Congratulations! You have selected AP4 to cap off your senior year of high school. We are looking forward to guiding you on a yearlong journey through some of the best literature ever written in preparation of your future college endeavors as well as the AP English Literature and Composition Exam. You can expect your year to be filled with adventure, drama, comedy and tragedy--not to mention the books that we will share! Please click on the above link for the summer assignment for this course.

    Social Science

    AP Human Geography:  You will need to print this off so you can label maps, fill in blanks and get signatures.  The packet is due on the first full day of school.  Your first test will be over the packet on the First Friday of school.  Thanks from your Terrific Trio of Teachers ~Edwards, Knuth, Simon 

    AP World History: Welcome to Advanced Placement World History. This will be a most rewarding challenge. In order to prepare for the course, All World History AP students are required to complete a summer assignment. Students are expected to check out the required textbook (World Civilizations: The Global Experience) before the end of June. (Available in the ZB Bookstore.) Please click on this link for further details.

    AP U.S. History: Hello Summertime APUSHers! Here you will find the link to your glorious Summer Reading Assignment!  Please know that there are THREE parts to the assignment: 

    • Part I is to ACTIVELY READ the Howard Zinn article "Columbus, The Indians, and Human Progress," Complete the Secondary Source Analysis at the end.  
    • Part II:  Please pick up your textbook at the bookstore AFTER JULY 9!  You will Actively Read Chapters 29, 30, 31, and 32.  This means basically to outline each chapter in a notebook BY HAND, (no computer notes, be sure the notebook is for this class only)!  
    • Finally, complete the review chart for the 1960's, 70's, and 80's.  You are encouraged to speak to your parents and/or grandparents etc. about the events in these chapters.  

    Most importantly, we want you to think like a historian as you read both the Zinn reading and the text as a historian would.  We look forward to meeting you in August! Be ready to go on day 1, all of this is due!

    AP US Government and Politics:  Your summer assignment will consist of four parts. Please take time to review the assignment now and try to spread out your time. DO NOT TRY TO DO THIS IN ONE DAY - It is designed for you to do a little each week over the summer.

    AP Psychology: Click the link for explicit instructions.    



    AP Calculus: In preparation for a successful year in AP Calculus AB, I would like you to complete this packet. The answers are on the last page, so it’s important that you show all of your work. Mastery of these topics is important in this class. Not all of these topics were explicitly covered in Precalculus. If you are unfamiliar with a topic, use the internet and other resources to expand your knowledge.

    AP Statistics: Hello! For your summer work, I would like you to complete this packet. This will give you a good foundation of the introduction to statistics. I have included a link to an AP Statistics tutorial site at the beginning of the packet and the first 6 chapters of the book are scanned in here as well for you to read. If you are unfamiliar with a topic, use the internet and other resources to expand your knowledge. We will be moving pretty quickly through the first unit when we get back in the fall, so please make sure you get this packet done and the readings before we come back to school. 


    AP Biology:  AP Biology students should be enrolled in the AP Biology Canvas Course online by June 1st.  Please be sure to log in to this course and complete your assignments. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Pavelske at pavelskem@zbths.org  

    AP Chemistry:  AP Chemistry students should be enrolled in the AP Chemistry Canvas Course online by June 15th.  Please be sure to log in to this course and complete your assignments. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Derifield at DerifieA@zbths.org

    AP Environmental Science (APES): Students should be enrolled in the Summer AP Environmental Science Canvas course by June 1st.  Please be sure to log in to this course for important information and links to online assignments. Students must also complete a Math Practice packet.  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Roberts at robertsl@zbths.org

    AP Physics 1:  AP Physics students should be enrolled in the AP Physics Canvas Course online by June 15th.  Please be sure to log in to this course and complete your assignments. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Bush at bushc@zbths.org  

    World Language

    AP Spanish Language and Culture:  Taking this assignment seriously and spacing its requirements out over the course of the summer will benefit you greatly. Do not wait until the week before school starts to begin this assignment! Waiting until the start of school eliminates the continual practice this assignment is intended to provide! Quesitons?