CBHS Summer Academic Offerings and Summer Reading

Summer 2020 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 Sun School for 9th and 10th graders (only) who earn a 2+ in the 3rd trimester in math, science, English or social studies (or by teacher permission).

Application is here.

$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 in July, 8am to 12:10, July 8th-26th. The cost for one course is $100; two courses cost $150.

The PPS Summer School Application form is here.

Field Mapping Portland’s Geology: GEO 199

A CBHS - USM Summer Science Intensive

July 29th to August 2nd - 8am-3pm

A one week (M-F) all day (8:00 - 3:00) course in which students will be introduced to the basics of geology,  learn the geological history of the Greater Portland Area, and embark upon a field mapping expedition to important geological sites in the city, all accessible by public transport.  The course will be taught jointly by USM and CBHS faculty and carries one college credit and .67 CBHS UPs in science.

Topics covered:

1. Portland's Bedrock Geology -- Volcanoes and Earthquakes

2. Portland's Surficial Geology -- Ice and Water

3. Traditional Mapping -- Compasses and Topo Sheets

4. Modern Mapping -- Story Maps Online

Cost $100. The payment can be in person with cash or check at USM Student Financial Services in Portland, or online through the students’ MaineStreet account (that s/he will create after registering for the course). We do not mail paper bills for the summer charges accrued!

Register for this course by completing this form and turning it into Mr. Hale, Ms. Doyle or Mr. Pierce.

2020 Summer Math Workshop at CBHS

Students in grades 9-11 will have the opportunity to earn up to 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. Precise meeting dates and times as well as an application are here. below. Participants must be able to attend 10 sessions to be eligible for credit;  a designated number of topics must also be mastered.

The cost will be $50 ($10 for free or reduced lunch students). The first 25 students who return the application with the necessary payment will have a spot in the class.

CBHS Summer Reading 2020

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!
2019 Grade 9 and Grade 10 Summer Reading
2019 Grade 11 and Grade 12 Summer Reading

2020 AP English Reading - go here.
A copy of Rime of the Ancient Mariner is here.
(The AP English summer text, Frankenstein, can also be picked up in our Main Office.)
2020 AP Environmental Science Summer Learning - download here
20120 AP US History: Optional Summer Reading: A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn and Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick