CBHS Summer Academic Offerings and Summer Reading

Summer 2016 Academic Options and Summer Reading at Casco Bay High School

To be on track for graduation, students need to earn at least ten credits a year. Eight credits in English are required for graduation – as well as six in math, science and social studies. We strongly encourage students to do whatever it takes to stay on the path towards graduation.

CBHS 3rd Trimester Summer School for students who earn a 2+ in the 3rd trimester in math, science, English or social studies (or by teacher permission).

June 20th-24th

Humanities 1 (English and SS) - June 20th (12 to 3) and June 21st (8am-11am)
Biology and Physics – June 23rd and 24th – (9am-noon)
Geometry - June 23rd and 24th – (9am-noon)
Sophomore Math – June 23rd and 24th (9am-noon))
Humanities 2 (Social Studies) – June 23rd and 24th (9am-noon)
Humanities 2 (English) – June 23rd and 24th (12 to 3)
Wellness - June 22 and 23 from 9-11 AM
Humanities 3 (English) – June 20th (12 to 3) and June 21st (8am-11am)
Pre-Calculus (11th & 12th), Calculus, and Computer Science - June 22nd and 23rd 11:30 - 2:30

$25 per course and $5 for students who receive free lunch. Free for students who earned a HOW of 3 or better in the trimester for that course

PPS Summer School
Portland Public Schools will again be offering summer school courses in English, math, social studies and science. Students may sign up for ONE course (and possibly two) through
PPS Summer School, this year hosted by Deering High School. The class will run weekdays from July 5th-26thth, 8am to 12:10. The cost for one course is $100; two courses cost $150.

Here are the PPS Summer School Application forms:
 2016 PPS Summer School Application.pdf

There is also a new PPS Health or PE course that will be running at the same time as PPS Summer School. Here's the form: PPS Summer Health or PE Course

CBHS Science Intensives

We also plan to offer two, one-week science intensives, open to any interested student, an Astronomy Intensive (June 22nd-28th) and a Geology Intensive (August 1st and 5th).
To sign up or learn more about the Astronomy Intensive, click Here
To sign up or learn more about the Geology Intensive, click Here

Summer Math Workshop at CBHS

Students in grades 9-11 will have the opportunity to earn one trimester of math credit over the summer through supported and customized sessions on ALEKS. This opportunity is available for any CBHS math student, regardless of whether you are interested in credit remediation, acceleration or just deepening your math skills with more practice. Students will complete 10 three-hour sessions with CBHS math faculty support during Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August. Participants must be able to attend 10 of the 12 scheduled sessions to be eligible for credit; a designated number of topics must also be mastered. ($25 for the workshop, $5 for students who receive free lunch.)

To sign up or learn more about the math summer workshop, click Here.

CBHS Summer Reading
All CBHS students are expected to complete summer reading. Grade level expectations are detailed in the documents below. Please contact us with any questions. Happy reading!
Rising Freshman and Sophomore Summer Reading, 2016.pdf
Rising Juniors' Summer Reading 2016
Rising Seniors' Summer Reading 2016​​
AP English Reading - download Here
(The AP English summer text, Frankenstein, can also be picked up in our Main Office.)
AP Environmental Science Summer Reading - download Here
AP US History: Summer Reading: A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn and (optional) Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick​​​