U Summer Work and Shopping

UHSA Summer Information

This is the clearinghouse for summer information at the U. You will find Summer Assignments and Shopping Lists Here. Please click the appropriate link for more information.

Summer Assignments

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Summer assignments are typically designed to do one of two things: Review and stay fresh on content already learned, or to preview content coming up in the new year. Some of these assignments are specifically targeted to fill some gaps that have been observed by teachers as students enter these courses.

Please note the due dates and any recommendations regarding when parts of the assignments are to be done. Some of these should be started ASAP. Some should wait. Some should be spread across the summer. If you have questions, please feel free to Email a teacher from the appropriate department.

Work is organized by grade level, but there are some courses that are not grade specific. An example is for ninth grade, one will choose the appropriate math work between Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.  Keep in mind that some courses require more than one download. An example is Spanish 2, both 5A and 5B. If you are not sure what course you (or your student) are enrolled in, please check in on MiStar for a schedule listing. These may not be currently available but keep checking.

Come ready!

Entering 8th Grade:  

For Students Entering English 8 in the Fall     

For Students Entering Algebra 1 in the Fall          
For Students Entering Geometry in the Fall   
(**Math may show 2016, but it is still valid for 2017. Sorry for any confusion.)

Entering 9th Grade:   

For Students Entering English 9-12 in the Fall           

For Students Entering Algebra 1 in the Fall          
For Students Entering Geometry in the Fall   
For Students Entering Algebra 2 in the Fall        
(**Math may show 2016, but it is still valid for 2017. Sorry for any confusion.)

For Students NEW TO UHSA Entering Spanish 2  
For Students NOT new to UHSA Entering Spanish 2A (download both A and B) 
For Students NOT new to UHSA Entering Spanish 2B   

Entering 10th Grade:

For ALL Students Entering 10-12--Test Prep--Seminar Grade          

For Students Entering English 9-12 in the Fall           

For Students Entering Algebra 1 in the Fall          
For Students Entering Algebra 2 or FST in the Fall      
For Students Entering Geometry in the Fall      
For Students Entering Pre-Calculus in the Fall.   
(**Math may show 2016, but it is still valid for 2017. Sorry for any confusion.)

For Students NEW TO UHSA Entering Spanish 2  
For Students NOT new to UHSA Entering Spanish 2A (download both A and B)
For Students NOT new to UHSA Entering Spanish 2B   
For Students Entering Spanish 3

Entering 11th Grade:

For Students Entering Physics: Must be comfortable with all Math Summer Summer Work through PreCalculus. (No separate assignment necessary.)

For ALL Students Entering 10-12--Test Prep--Seminar Grade         

For Students Entering English 9-12 in the Fall  

For Students Entering Algebra 2 or FST in the Fall     
For Students Entering Pre-Calculus in the Fall     
For Students Entering FST in the Fall 
For Students Entering AP Calculus in the Fall      
(**Math may show 2016, but it is still valid for 2017. Sorry for any confusion.)

For Students Entering AP Government--Enter Google Classoom lg00919 for all work. 

For Students Entering Spanish 3   

Entering 12th Grade:

For Students Entering Physics: Must be comfortable with all Math Summer Summer Work through PreCalculus. (No separate assignment necessary.)
For Students Entering AP Physics: Must be comfortable with all Math Summer Summer Work for all math courses. (No separate assignment necessary.)

For ALL Students Entering 10-12--Test Prep--Seminar Grade         

For Students Taking AP Research

For Students Entering the 12th Grade--College Application Procedures   
For ALL Students Entering 10-12--Test Prep--Seminar Grade   
(Test Prep only Accessible until September 1st.)

For Students Entering English 9-12 in the Fall          

For Students Entering AP Calculus in the Fall   
For Students Entering Pre-Calculus in the Fall            
For Students Entering FST in the Fall     
(**Math may show 2016, but it is still valid for 2017. Sorry for any confusion.)

For Students Entering AP Government--Enter Google Classoom lg00919 for all work.     

For Students Entering Spanish 3       

 

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Shopping Lists

School SuppliesPlease note that these lists are meant to be a help to you as things go on sale. The goal is to help consolidate trips to the store and take advantage of sales when you can. These lists are NOT necessarily exhaustive. Since there will be some shifting of teachers from school to school, and scheduling changes, please understand that these are our best estimate of what is needed. There may still be some detail items when your students meet their teachers. Thank you for your flexibility. You may download a PDF version of this list HERE .

BYOD: The district (especially UHSA) has adopted a "BYOD" (Bring Your Own Device) policy. The idea is that students bring their own Tablet (iPad or other), Laptop, Phone, eReader (Kindle or other)  to access information, documents, textbooks, videos, files and more online or saved on their device or online. The new district policy is located HERE . (UHSA and UPrep have already been doing much of this for the past couple of years.)

 Art

  • Single Subject Notebook
  • Folder
  • Wooden Pencil (not mechanical)
  • Hand Held eraser
AP Art History
 
  • 2 packs of 5x8 Index Cards 
  • Optional--Container for Index Cards
  • 1 pack Medium Rubber Bands
  • Glue Stick or Rubber Cement
  • 1 Composition Notebook 

Biology

  • Box of color pencils
  • 3-ring binder- size 1 inch or larger
  • 1 pack of 4 dry-erase-expo-markers
  • Highlighters of various colors
  • Writing utensils-(pencils, blue or black pens)
  • 5-Subject Spiral Notebook

English

  • Binder with 5 dividers  
  • Loose leaf paper (college ruled)
  • Writing Utensils (pencils, pens and highlighters)
  • Electronic Device (tablet/phone/laptop)

History: US & World (Both AP and non-AP) (9th and10th grades)

  • Three-ring binder for all US History & World History classes (2½-3 inch for AP)
  • This should not be shared with other classes.
  • Loose leaf paper (college ruled, not spiraled)
  • Four dividers
  • Multiple pens and pencils (and maybe a pouch to keep them).
  • Highlighter (at least 3 colors)
  • Sticky notes
  • Pack of Note cards (World History may want two packs)

Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Kaplan Anatomy Coloring Book, June 2011 (Paperback, 335 pages)
    ISBN-13: 9781419550409; ISBN-10: 1419550403
    List Price $21.99, but I got it on Walmart.com for $13.30
    (no shipping cost if you pick it up at the store).
  • Colored Pencils (12)
  • Pencils (if you prefer pens, also add white-out to your list)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • 3 ring binder (1½ -inch to 2-inch)
  • 8 binder tabs
  • Loose leaf paper (college ruled)
  • Many students will want several packs of index cards for vocabulary review and practice (optional)

Mathematics: Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Functions Statistics & Trig,  AP Statistics, and AP Calculus

  • Notebook: Spiral. About 180 pages (or larger) for Math only. You can use a binder instead if you would like (about 1 1/2 inch or more).
  • Calculator**: TI-84 (any version) are appropriate for all math classes at the U. (TI-89 or TI-nSpire CAS are ONLY acceptable for AP Calculus and AP Statistics. See note below.)
    (NO phone APPS will be allowed during tests. It opens the door for web access through the phone during tests.) 
  • Pencils: Lots of them (and a sharpener).
  • Highlighters
  • Graph paper: either a spiral of graph paper or a packet for your binder. 
  • Algebra 1 and Geometry: 3 Subject Spiral (not  a binder). Much of the work will be done in the SpringBoard book for these courses, but you will still need a separate notebook for some things. 
  • Geometry:  A protractor, compass and ruler will be useful but not mandatory 

Physical Education

  • T-shirt, sweatshirt
  • Athletic shorts, sweatpants
  • Tennis shoes, socks
  • Swimsuit
  • Combination lock

Physics (and AP Physics)

  • Three-ring binder for Physics only (1 inch or more)
  • Loose leaf paper (college ruled)
  • Composition Graph Paper Notebook
  • Ruler, Protractor
  • Pencils
  • Calculator**: TI-84Plus (or similar). No TI-89 or TI-nSpire CAS

Robotics

  • Graph Paper Composition Notebook.
  • Ruler, Protractor
  • Pencils
  • Calculator**: TI-84Plus (or similar). No TI-89 or TI-nSpire CAS
  • Flash Drive (USB/Thumb drive) 2.0 or bigger*

Science: 8th Grade

  • Pencils (if you prefer pens, also add white-out to your list)
  • 3 ring binder (1½ -inch to 2-inch)
  • 6 binder tabs
  • Loose leaf paper (college ruled)
  • Graph paper
  • Ruler, Protractor
  • Many students will want index cards for vocabulary review and practice (optional)

Spanish (1-4)

  • Three-ring binder for Spanish only (2 inch or more)
  • Loose leaf paper (college ruled)
  • Ink pens (blue or black ink only)
  • Pencils
  • Highlighter
  • Pocket Folder for Spanish Only
  • Spanish 1 and 3: Workbook to be purchased from teacher in class. (About $15)

STEM Applications

  • Three-ring binder for Engineering only (1 inch or more)
  • Loose leaf paper (college ruled)
  • Graph paper
  • Dividers (6)
  • Ruler, Compass, Protractor
  • Pencils
  • Calculator**: TI-84Plus (or similar). No TI-89 or TI-nSpire CAS
  • Flash Drive (USB/Thumb drive) 2.0 or bigger*

 

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* You can get ONE "flash" (USB/Thumb/etc.) drive to share between all of your classes. The recommendation is about 4.0 Gig to have enough room for graphics as well as text files if you are sharing between classes.

**TI-84plus, or TI-84ce is what is used in class by the teacher. Any TI-84plus, TI-83plus, TI-nSpire, Casio, HP, or similar is fine. No calculator with CAS is allowed except for AP Calculus and AP Statistics. CAS calculators are allowed for AP Calc and Stat but NOT required, expected, or even recommended.  (TI-89, TI-nSpire CAS, HP-48, etc. can be purchased for AP Calculus and Statistics only.) For Algebra 1 or Geometry, a scientific calculator is fine. For Algebra 2 and above, students will really need a graphing calculator. NO phone apps will be allowed during tests. A stand-alone calculator is a must. 

** If you find used TI-84's with YELLOW covers, these are marketed by Texas Instruments as "School Property" calculators. Please DO NOT PURCHASE these. Please DO NOT SEND these to school with your students. We have some UHSA/School/Teacher-owned yellow calculators and we need to be able to tell them apart. This will make a very awkward situation if they have the yellow version. Thank you!

 

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