CBHS Summer Academic Offerings and Summer Reading

Summer 2018 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 9th and 10th graders (only) who earn a 2+ in the 3rd trimester in math, science, English or social studies (or by teacher permission).

June 25th-26th - 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 9th-30th. The cost for one course is $100; two courses cost $150.

The PPS Summer School Application form is here.

There is also a PPS Health course that will be running at the same time as PPS Summer School. Watch for the form soon.

CBHS Science Intensives

We will again offer two, one-week science intensives, open to any interested student, an Astronomy Intensive (June 25th-29th) and a Mapping Portland's Rivers (GIS) Intensive (July 30th-August 3rd).
To sign up or learn more about the Astronomy Intensive, download Astronomy Intensive 2018

To sign up or learn more about the new GIS Intensive, download GIS Intensive 2018

Summer Math Workshop at CBHS

Students in grades 9-11 may 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 2017 math summer workshop, click Math Summer Workshop 2018
Watch for updated summer reading assignments for 2018 soon. Below are last year's...

CBHS Summer Reading 2018
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!
Freshman and Sophomore Summer Reading - 2018
Junior Summer Reading - 2018
CBHS Senior Summer Reading 2018​​​
2018 AP English Reading - download: AP Summer Reading 2018
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.)
2017 AP Environmental Science Summer Reading - download HERE
2016 AP US History: Summer Reading: A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn and (optional) Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick​​​