2018-19 Summer Assignments


Compelling research, as presented in works such as Kelly Gallagher's Readicide and Daniel Pink's Drive, emphasizes the imperative of autonomy, choice and relevancy in shaping life-long learners. Inspired by these findings, the English Department has spent more than three years redesigning curriculum to better mold critical thinkers while fostering a love for reading. Our classes continue to focus on the traditional canon, but all grade levels have endeavored to balance those studies with texts that are more contemporary and to offer choice whenever possible. Our summer reading list selections were carefully chosen because they are engaging reads that will resonate with students. We encourage you to peruse this list and make some choices of your own. Happy Reading!

6th Grade Summer Reading List
7th Grade Summer Reading List
8th Grade Summer Reading List
9th Grade Summer Reading List
10th Grade Summer Reading List
11th Grade Summer Reading List
11th Grade AP Summer Reading List
12th Grade Summer Reading List
12th Grade AP Summer Reading List

New Students - If you have not chosen an ASPIRE book, go through the book lists for the Upper School and the Middle School. Contact Ms. Noël Monea at nmonea@tampaprep.org with your top book choices to be assigned a book.


Students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses for the upcoming school year may be required to complete a summer assignment. These assignments serve the dual purposes of both reviewing relevant material learned last year and previewing material for the AP course. It is essential that all students complete each assignment, and do so in a thorough and timely manner. The assignment may constitute part of an early assessment for the course. All AP summer assignments are post below.

AP Studio Art 2-D Portfolio assignment
AP Studio Art 3-D Portfolio assignment
AP Biology assignment
AP Calculus assignment (AB and BC)
AP Statistics
AP Chemistry assignment
AP Environmental Science assignment
AP French assignment
AP Government and Politics assignment
AP Spanish Language assignment
AP US History assignment
AP World History assignment