EPHS students take Honors, Advanced, AP, or other college-level courses for more intellectually challenging content and atmosphere. The rigor of these high school courses is a major consideration by colleges in their admissions decisions. It demonstrates an ability and willingness to work hard and pursue academic excellence. All Honors, Advanced, and AP teachers expect you to learn at a faster pace than a Regular class. These courses cover similar content as Regular courses in a subject, adding more breadth and depth to the material.
Several EPHS Honors and AP courses require summer assignments (see the assignment links listed by department). The summer assignments engage students to promote critical thinking, expand background knowledge, and explore what it means to be human. To reach these goals, summer assignments will provide a wide range of learning experiences, encourage rigorous discourse and analysis, and help students develop their identities as independent thinkers.
Summer assignments are generally due at the end of summer break. EPHS wants students to continue and succeed in their courses even if they do not complete summer assignments by then. EPHS does allow students to complete and turn in the assignment during the course if they do not complete the assignment over the summer. Check in with your teacher to determine a reasonable due date.
You may check out books from the EPHS Media Center front desk before you leave for the summer.
Summer assignments for 2023-24 courses
Courses that have been updated:
- AP Biology
- Honors English 9
- Honors English 10
- Honors American Literature
- Honors English: Humanities
- Honors English: Psychology and Philosophy
- AP English: Language and Composition
- AP English: Literature and Composition