Summer Work & Shopping at U

UHSA Summer Information 2021

You will find Summer Assignments and Shopping Lists Here. Please click the appropriate link for more information.

Summer Assignments

Michigan TravelSummer 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.

There are only two Summer Work assignments this time: English and Math. 

2021 English Summer Work

2021 Math Summer Work 

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.

Remember this fall starts a different school year. Materials that were previously shared, highlighters, markers, erasers, calculators, etc will probably not be shared. Students will need to be more self-sufficient. 

 Grades 6 &7 Core Classes Supplies Here
(*Algebra 1, please see below.)

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 (Pre-AP)

  • Composition notebook
  • 3-Ring Binder 1” to 2”
  • Dividers
  • Paper-loose leaf
  • 1 Pack of color pencils 
  • Highlighters assorted colors
  • Calculator (Scientific or Graphing)
  • Pencils and pens(blue or black)
  • 4 Pack dry erase markers assorted colors (big ones)

AP Biology

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

Chemistry and AP Chemistry

  • Composition Notebook
  • 3-Ring Binder (at least 1.5 inch)
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Calculator (Scientific or Graphing)
  • Pens (blue or black)
  • #2 Pencils
  • 4 - pack of Expo Dry Erase Markers  (Full sized Chisel Tip)
  • Electronic Device (tablet/phone/laptop/Chromebook)

AP Computer Science Principles

  • Chromebook or Laptop Computer
  • 2-Pocket Folder

English (9-12)

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

History: AP US 

  • 1 "Five-Star" 3 Subject Notebook College Ruled
    (This should not be shared with other classes.)
  • Multiple pens and pencils (and maybe a pouch to keep them).
  • Highlighter (at least 3 colors)
  • Sticky notes

History: US(non-AP) & World (Both AP and non-AP)

  • 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

  • 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 (Pre-AP)

  • 1 folder for this class only
  • 1.5 inch binder for this class only
  • loose leaf paper
  • Graph Paper
  • Pencils and pencils and pencils
  • Extra lead for pencils
  • Erasers
  • Graphing Calculator** (in lieu of class set): TI-84 preferred for grades 9-12. NumWorks is a new platform that we are trying. This would also be acceptable. 
     TI-89 & TI-nSpire CAS are ONLY acceptable for AP Calculus and AP Statistics. See note below.
  • Chromebook (school issued for 9-12) or Equivalent
  • Optional (but still highly recommended)
    • Ruler
    • Highlighters (3-4 colors)
    • 4 Dry erase markers (Full sized Chisel Tip)
    • Colored pens for checking
    • Post-its for marking important pages

Mathematics: Geometry (Pre-AP)

  • 1-2 inch BINDER with set of dividers (at least 4)
  • Loose-leaf paper (in lieu of notebook)
  • Writing utensils (pencils, pens and highlighters)
  • Other supplies: protractor, ruler (metric), tape, scissors, fine-point dry-erase markers (in lieu of class sets)
  • Graphing Calculator** (in lieu of class set): TI-84 preferred for grades 9-12. NumWorks is a new platform that we are trying. This would also be acceptable. 
     TI-89 & TI-nSpire CAS are ONLY acceptable for AP Calculus and AP Statistics. See note below.
  • Chromebook highly recommended (NO phone APPS will be allowed during tests. It opens the door for web access through the phone during tests.) 

Mathematics: Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, 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).
  • Graphing Calculator** (in lieu of class set): TI-84 preferred for grades 9-12. NumWorks is a new platform that we are trying. This would also be acceptable. 
     TI-89 & TI-nSpire CAS are ONLY acceptable for AP Calculus and AP Statistics. See note below.
  • Pencils: Lots of them (and a sharpener).
  • Highlighters
  • Graph paper: either a spiral of graph paper or a packet for your binder. 

Physical Education

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

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

STEM Applications

  • Loose leaf paper
  • Writing utensils (pencils, pens, colored pencils, and highlighters)
  • Headphones: 3.5mm jack (normal AUX) or Bluetooth
  • HIghly recommended that students have their own device (laptop, Chromebook, or tablet)

 

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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 most in class by the teacher. Any TI-84plus, TI-83plus, TI-nSpire, Casio, HP, or similar is fine. NumWorks is a new platform that some of us are trying. This would be acceptable also.
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 Math 6-8, 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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