Summer Assignments

Reading Assignments

Common Read: All Middle School and Upper School students are required to either read Wonder by R.J. Palacio (ISBN-13: 978-0141378244) or watch Wonder (2017), the feature-length film based on the book.

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  • Middle School

    AAG Middle School
    • Grade 5: Free choice
    • Grade 6: Free choice
    • Grade 7: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
    • Grade 8: Free choice

    AA Middle School
    • Grade 5: The Secret of Platform 13, by Eva Ibbotson
    • Grade 6: Gregor the Overlander (Book 1,) by Suzanne Collins
    • Form I: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne
    • Form II: The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt
  • Upper School

    AAG Upper School
    • Grade 9: The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
    • Grade 10: Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes

    AA Upper School
    • Form III: Mexican WhiteBoy, by Matt de la Pena
    • Form IV: Heroes, by Robert Cormier

    Joint Upper School
    • English 11: The Hundred Secret Senses, by Amy Tan
    • English 11 Honors: Best American Short Stories 2018, edited by Roxane Gay
    • US History 11 Honors: Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Senior English I, II, III, IV, and V: Best American Essays 2018, edited by Hilton Als and Robert Atwan
  • Advanced Placement Courses

    AP English
    • All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
    • The Shipping News, by Annie Proulx

    AP United States History

    • The Price of Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation, by Daina Ramey Berry

    AP Government
    • Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore, by James Patterson

    AP European History
    • Sophie's World, by Jostein Gaarder

Math Assignments

Summer math homework for AA and AAG students entering grades 2-12 can be obtained from the Math Department Chair Robert Bishoff at bischoffr@albanyacademies.org.


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