Summer Assignments

2016 Summer Assignments

During the summer, students are encouraged to read books and articles that interest them.

In addition to reading, there are the specific summer assignments required for the 2016-17 school year courses. All students are required to complete the English and Mathematics assignments and some students have additional course summer assignments. Some documents below are in Adobe Portable Document Format. You will need to have the latest version of the Adobe Reader to view and print these documents. Go to Get Adobe Reader for the a free copy of the latest version.

Additionally, some courses require specific supplies purchased before the start of school year. Please check the Supply List for supplies if applicable.

The following assignments must be completed by students in the summer prior to the start of the 2016-2017 school year - check back frequently as this page will be updated on a regular basis.

Click on the assignment link below to download for viewing and/or printing.


English Department Summer Assignments

9th Grade

Literature & Composition (all levels): Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

10th Grade

Rhetoric (all levels): And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

11th Grade

American Lit: Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

Advanced Placement English Language & Composition: Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich and Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis

12th Grade

British Literature: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

AP Literature & Composition: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and The Thief and the Dogs by Naguib Mahfouz (translated by Trevor Le Gassick and M.M. Badawi)

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Department Summer Assignments

Advanced Placement Studio Art 2D Design/Photography

AP Studio Art - 2-D Design/Photography


Math Department Summer Assignments

Hello all BMHS Math students current and new:

The math summer packets are available through the MathXL website: Click on the link that describes your status, and follow the instructions.

Returning BMHS Students with a account
Returning BMHS students without a account
Students new to BMHS (Class of 2020 and transfer students)

Class of 2020 St. Joseph's students will complete the summer packet during their summer program at BMHS with the St. Joseph Director.

Any questions should be directed to Mrs. Diehlmann through email:


Science Department Summer Assignments

Advanced Placement Biology - Download both documents below:

AP Biology Assignment

AP Biology - Biological Prefixes and Suffixes

Advanced Placement Physics

AP Physics 1

AP Physics C


Honors Biology

Social Studies


Theology Department Summer Assignments

Theology Grade 9 - All Incoming Freshmen

Theology 9 Summer Assignment

Theology Grade 12

Theology 12 Summer Assignment

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6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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