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AP Summer Assignments & Language Arts Reading Lists

Page Updated 5/24/2019


PHUHS ELA Summer Reading Assignments


AP PCS Common Summer Assignments were designed to provide students with skills practice/development or a jumpstart on content.  Common summer assignments allow Pinellas County Schools to provide centralized help sessions for students as they gear up to start the school year and also to minimize confusion caused for students who transfer from one school to another.  Teachers will communicate with students at their school regarding what part(s) of the assignment should be completed, along with the due date and to what extent the assignment will count in the grade for the course. 

(Please note:  AP English Language & AP English Literature teachers may also add a reading assignment. While teams of teachers continue to develop the assignments for other AP courses, teachers may provide their own assignment to students and also provide the opportunity for the students to receive support with questions and areas of confusion for their individual assignments prior to their due date.)


STUDENTS:  Please use the links below to access the PCS Common Summer Assignment for the classes you requested for next school year.  Should you have questions or if you would like support with ANY of the AP summer assignments, please refer to your PCS student email account beginning June 1st for information about the AP Summer Assignment Support Sessions (AP SASS) that will be held July 31-August 1 at various locations.  You can access your student email account by going to using your PCS username and password to login.


AP Capstone Program:

The College Board’s AP Capstone is an innovative program that allows students to engage in rigorous development of skills critical for success in college, and includes a two-course sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research. It is designed to be taken in sequence during the 10th & 11th or 11th & 12th grade years.  The target group of students are those who have the potential to earn a qualifying score (3 or better) on the AP exam in at least four other AP courses.  

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AP Research is available to students who successfully complete the AP Seminar course.  AP Research allows students to design, plan, and conduct a yearlong mentored investigation on a topic of their choosing. Students will build on the skills learned in the AP Seminar course by using research methodology, employing ethical research practices, and accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing information to present and defend an argument, which combine to serve as the AP exam score.
For more information about the AP Capstone Program, please contact Hannah Graziano, High School Advanced Studies Specialist.