QHS summer 2021 assignments


Grade 9: 9H

View the 9H summer work.

Grade 10: 10H

  1. Read Part I of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird and complete reading notes. MC and short answer test on the novel given first class.
  2. Attend a local cultural event (if possible) or attend a virtual worldwide cultural event in the humanities and write a one-page summary of your experience and the value you think it might bring to your English classroom experience.
    10H summer assignment
    Google Classroom Code: sx2hqgt

Grade 11: IB year 1

Read the first half of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and participate in the New York Times Summer Read challenge. Students will then complete 3 journal responses. Details are in the post below

View the IB year 1 summer work.

Google classroom code: wef77b3

Grade 12: SUNY English

No summer assignment, but students must register for SUNY English 101 course through SUNY Adirondack. Instructions for registration will be given by the Guidance Department over the summer.

Google Classroom Code: gxyjcux

Grade 12: IB year 2

View the IB year 2 summer work.

Google Classroom Code: facpmsy

Social Studies

Grade 9: Global 9 R

No summer assignment

Grade 10: AP World

Read “History of the World in Six Glasses”. Complete a graphic organizer and essay.

Google Classroom Code: sdvtu6

Grade 11: IB year 1 – History of the Americas

IB HOTA Year 1 Assignment
(This is a view only document. Please join our Google Classroom to access and submit your individual assignment copy.)

Google Classroom Code: ah5q6fp

Grade 12: AP Gov

Read Hardball by Chris Matthews and complete written assignment.
AP GOV Assignment
Google Classroom Code: et7di32

Grade 12: AP/IB Microeconomics 

Read Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan and complete a written assignment.

AP Micro Summer Assignment
Google Classroom Code: d53nnjf

IB Econ Summer Assignment
Google Classroom Code: kduidxm

Grade 12: IB Year 2 – History of the Americas/20th

Class code zbqr5ls

Watch 1 historically based movie (from the list below) and address the OPCVL of the film. The films deal with civil rights.

  • The Butler
  • The Green Book
  • Cry Freedom
  • Selma
  • Malcolm X
  • We Shall Overcome
  • Eyes on the Prize
  • Good Morning Vietnam
  • Mandela
  • Thirteen Days
  • Winnie Mandela
  • Harriett


Grade 11: Ab Initio (year 1)

Look over these general resources to be prepared for Spanish 2/Ab initio

Level 1 review materials

Grade 12: IB II/AP

Find 2 articles on an environmental issue and write a 150-word summary, comparing and contrasting the problems with the US.
Spanish IB II/AP summer assignment

Grade 12: Spanish Ab intio

Environmental vocabulary work


Grade 12: IB chem year 2

Come prepared to do your Chemistry IA – it will be done in the fall and completed by December

Grade 12: IB biology year 2

Complete all corrections on IA draft proposal. RQ, intro, background, materials, and methods should be complete in IA template with proper citations.


Grade 11: IB year 1

Please purchase a 9’’x12’’ sketchbook. This sketchbook will become your Visual Arts Journal, a combination of a sketchbook, journal, research document, technique practice, and critical thinking log.

Spend some time exploring Pinterest (IB Visual Arts Process Portfolio examples)

This will be used to document all your ideas for your projects for IB Art. This should never be too far from your side. It will also be used for your Process Portfolio (PP), one of 3 major assessment criterias.

Grade 12: IB year 2

Comparative Study Research Assignment

Identify an artist or art works that are of interest to you.

Gather information about the artist, the cultural context in which the work was made, and the artists’ intentions or purpose in making the work. Take notes from the exhibitions, texts, or any other written material you find.

Do visual note taking: sketches, photos, documentation of the work

All of the above should be recorded in the Visual Arts Journal and documented thoroughly.

Extended essay (IB diploma students only)

All IB Diploma students will need to do a substantial amount of work revising their Extended Essay over the summer. The final version of the essay will be due by the end of November.