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High School Summer Assignments

Students and Parents:
Please read the letter that applies to you, PHS (for students going into grades 10-12) or 8th Grade (for students going into grade 9), as these contain specific directions on how to access PHS Summer Assignments 2020 through Schoology.  Use the "Quick Materials Needed Guide" to see what resources and/or texts you might need to complete your summer assignment(s).  Note that most assignments DO NOT require a book/textbook.  

All summer assignment questions must go to the specific content area teacher as follows:

Math- Mr. Tony Galucy

Science- Mr. Abu Shaw

AP Chem - Charles Verenna

Social Studies- Mr. Dave Martin


  1. Where do I obtain the materials and/or resources to complete the summer assignment?

All materials and/or resources can be found on Schoology for completion of summer assignments.  Students do not need textbooks and/or other materials as all necessary resources are in Schoology.  Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our high school library is not open to the public during the summer of 2020. 

  1. Must I complete this summer assignment if I enrolled in the Parkland School District after the summer session?

Yes, regardless when a student enters an honors or AP course, if the course requires the completion of a summer assignment, the student will be expected to complete the assignment within 30 calendar days from the first day the student enters the class.  Students submitting the assignment late will have points deducted for each day late as identified by the teacher’s grading and class management guidelines.  After the fifth day late, the grade will be a zero.

  1. May I submit the completed assignment earlier than the required date?

Students are highly encouraged to submit on the due date but early submissions may be submitted to the student’s assistant principal.  A verification receipt will be issued when the assignment is received.

  1. What happens if the assignment is late or is not submitted?

Students submitting the assignment late will have points deducted per day as identified by the teacher’s grading and class management guidelines.  On the fifth late day, the student will receive a zero for that assignment.

  1. Is the assignment graded and what is the value of the assignment?

Each assignment will be graded as described in the assignment itself.  Point values will vary  from course to course, but all assignments will be graded.

  1. Do we require a summer assignment for all courses?

Summer assignments are required only for those Honors and AP subjects listed on the Parkland High School website.

  1.  Whom should I contact if I have questions?

If you have a question about the assignment, please contact the person listed in the assignment or the teacher who is listed as the contact person in each content area.

If you have any other questions, please call Tammy Bennick,  Assistant Principal : 610.351.5600 :