Baltimore City College Summer Reading  2021

Please review this page first for the 2021 summer reading list for History, English, and Math : 



Required Summer History Assignments

Incoming 9th Grade: Animal Farm by George Orwell 

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Rising 10th Grade APUS History: A Little History of the United States

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Rising 10th Grade MYP US History Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.

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Rising Seniors Anthropology :Anne Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

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Required Summer English Assignments


Incoming 9th Grade: Book: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah. 


Rising 10th Grade: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

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Informational Slide Show:


Rising 11th Grade: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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Informational Slide Show:


Rising 12th Grade HL: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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Informational Slide Show:

Rising 12th Grade SL (This is students who have Ms. Tashjian): 

​Rather than a reading assignment, students in this class will start with a college essay unit. The summer assignment for these students is as follows:


Complete the brainstorming activity found here:


Then pick one event from this chart and write a college essay draft based on that one event. You will upload this essay draft during the first week of school. 

Required Summer Math Work Assignments

Students in all grades will be required to complete summer math work assignments.  The assignments will serve to help students stay abreast of the important foundational and prerequisite skills needed for their mathematics class in the Fall.  Completion of the assignments is mandatory and the topics covered will be assessed on first quarter summative assessments.

 Alongside each assignment, students are provided with links to textbook resources and/or tutorial videos.  If students need additional assistance with completing their assignments, office hours will be available by appointment only.  Students seeking assistance must complete a Summer Math Assistance Request Form.

 For further clarification and guidance, students should email Ms. Moore, the mathematics department chairperson, at

Please select the appropriate assignment below.  You must use your Baltimore City College google account to access the assignments.  


Incoming Freshmen: Algebra Prep/Review


Rising Sophomores to Algebra I


Rising Sophomores to Math Analysis I


Rising Juniors to Math Analysis I


Rising Juniors to Pre-Calculus


Rising Juniors to AP Calculus AB

Rising Juniors to AP Statistics


Rising Senior to IB Math Applications SL


Rising Seniors to IB Math Analysis II SL


Rising Seniors to IB Math Analysis II HL


Rising Seniors to AP Calculus AB