Summer Reading, Math and AP Assignments
Cardinal Newman School is committed to providing enrichment and extension activities for all students during the summer months. Our goal in providing summer work is to sustain and build upon academic gains made during the school year.
At Cardinal Newman, we require summer reading to combat “summer slide.” As the new school year begins, students and faculty use summer reading as a springboard to launch critical thinking and applications based upon the readings.
Students continue to practice and hone their math skills through a math-enrichment program designed by our Math department.
Additionally, students who are enrolled in Advanced Placement courses meet with their instructors in the spring prior to summer break to discuss course objectives and expectations and to introduce foundational work that students will complete during summer to best prepare them for a successful AP experience.
This multi-departmental approach provides our students with both rigor and support so that they are ready to meet new academic challenges in the fall.