REQUIRED SUMMER WORK
Each summer, Hill Top students are required to do a little summer work for school. The specifications for each grade are below. The project they complete is one of the first grades of the school year. Should you have any questions about the summer expectations, please do not hesitate to contact us.
For students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade in September, see the appropriate link with project instructions below.
For students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the September, students will choose a full length feature film they have not seen before and write a movie review following the guidelines below.
Additional movie options can be found at these sites:
Movies you MAY NOT watch are:
America Before Columbus
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
The Count of Monte Cristo
Critical Connections (documentary)
Dead Poets Society
The Diary of Anne Frank
Freak the Mighty
The Glass Menagerie
Kingdom of Heaven
Life is Beautiful
The Miracle Worker
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
My Dog Skip
O Brother Where Art Thou
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Ryan White Story
The Waiting Room
For 11th grade students enrolled in the American Studies
course in the Fall, you have an ADDITIONAL
reading assignment for the summer, Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five
. Click here
for the instructions.
OPTIONAL SUMMER MATH REVIEW
Unlike the summer reading, the summer math review work is not required, but highly recommended. The only exception is for students taking CALCULUS in the Fall as their work is required for the class. The summer math review work will be collected at the start of school and we will give up to 20 extra credit points for work completed over the summer. In order to receive the extra credit, you have to show your work (not just answers) or if the work was completed online through Khan Academy or IXL, provide us with a screen shot of the progress made over the summer. A helpful hint would be to complete a little math work each day and to stick with a topic until you have completed it rather than skipping around. If you are not sure which option to choose or which class to prepare for in the Fall, contact Ms. Falcone.
There are three options for summer math review, the packets attached below, IXL or Khan Academy.
Option #1: IXL
Use your Hill Top IXL account to track your progress. For the summer, they have created skill plans and this is the work that should be done this summer should you choose to use this option.
Option #2: Khan Academy
Make sure that you are logging in with an account so that you can track your progress. For the summer, they have created "Get ready" courses and this is what should be done over the summer should you choose this option.
Option #3: Packets
Click on the packet below that reflects the grade/course you will be taking in the September.