Some of our classes require preparatory work prior to the first day of classes in August. In some instances, this means that students must purchase and read books in addition to completing an assignment. Budgeting time to do this work well is one of the best ways to ensure a strong start to the school year.
- AP Biology
- AP Environmental Science
- AP World History
- Summer Math Practice
- Global Concentration
The following English courses have summer reading expectations. The documents below explain in detail the work students should complete for those classes. If there are questions, please contact English Department Chair Denise Foster.
9th and 10th graders are not required to read a specific title before school begins; however, we encourage students to maintain an active relationship with the written word over the summer months. To that end, every student should read at least one text of appropriate rigor before the semester begins. While rigor and careful reading are essential, our hope is that students will find a text that they want to read in a genre of their choice. By being less prescriptive, we hope to foster in students an interest in stories and a joy of reading. While there will not be a formal assessment on this reading, students will have ample opportunity to share their insights on these texts over the course of the year.
Current students can access eBooks on the LFA Library Page, which they can use to download a book directly to their school-issued iPad using the SORA app. (However, incoming freshmen and transfer students will not receive iPads or account information until school begins.)
2023 Alex Award Winners The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults ages 12 through 18.
There is no required math assignment for the summer. However, you may find this summer math practice page helpful to keep your math skills sharp! If you have any questions about the optional summer math work or math in general, you can reach out to Mr. Makovec.
Optional Summer Work
Each of the links below has many of the skills you will need to get ready for your fall math courses.
Please note that these Prerequisites Skills Worksheets are not the only content areas necessary for each course, and the goal of these pages is to simply provide more practice to students looking to hone their skills and re-familiarize themselves with these important topics.