Summer Assignments

School may be out for the summer, but the learning doesn't stop!

Current and incoming students are asked to complete the following assignments in preparation for the 2019-2020 school year. Also, be sure to check out the school supplies and textbook lists. Enjoy your well-deserved summer vacation!

Textbook Lists

Order Middle School Religion books directly from the publisher, Loyola Press, at 1-800-621-1008.

The series is Christ Our Life, published in 2016. Tell the salesperson which grade you need for next year.

6th grade: ISBN: 978-0-8294-3964-9

7th grade: ISBN: 978-0-8294-3965-6

8th grade: ISBN: 978-0-8294-3966-3

School Supplies Lists

Summer Assignments

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

AP 2-D Design

AP Biology

Students enrolled in AP Biology for the fall of 2019 are expected to read pages 2-55 of the textbook "Campbell Biology AP: 11th Edition" and finish the Chapters 1-3 Summer Worksheet. The worksheet is to be printed and handed in on the first day of class. It would be wise to read and answer the questions gradually over the summer – don’t try to do it all at once at the end of the summer. All students are to abide by the Honor Code and do the work on their own.

AP Biology Worksheet

AP European History

AP Government and Politics

AP Studio Art

AP U.S. History

*See the "Mathematics" section below for AP Calculus.

All School Reading



French II/French II Honors

French III Honors

  • Video introduction to the book
  • Kimberley R. Anderson - "Au revoir l’Acadie"
    • These books were distributed in class. Please purchase here if you cannot find your copy.
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French IV Honors



  • Pierre Bouille – La planète des singes – ISBN 9780821918609 via EMC Paradigm Education Solutions

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French V Honors



Middle School Mathematics

All Middle School Students

Math IXL Instructions

(Mandatory download for all grades included)

Please note: Incoming families will receive an email with credentials and instructions to access IXL for summer Math work.

Maryvale IXL Sign-In

Click the course below to find the corresponding required skill topics for the Math class you are entering in the fall.

Entering Math 6

Entering Pre-Algebra

Entering Introduction to Algebra

Entering Algebra I

The Mathematics Department faculty members expect you to complete each skill listed for the course you will enter in the fall with a minimum of a "Smart Score" of 90. The deadline to complete the summer assignments in Math IXL is Sept. 1, 2019.