Summer Assignments

Summer reading assignments seek to foster love of reading, encourage both creative and critical thinking, develop students’ skills in the area of inference and analysis, and support year-round learning. 

Each academic department has specific summer reading assignments in addition to the traditional Advanced Placement program requirements. These readings and assignments may be secured from classroom teachers, department directors, or may be found on the school web site.

Summer 2023

Community Service

  • Summertime Opportunities


Social Studies

Students in the Social Studies classes: AP US History, AP European History, AP Economics, AP Psychology are required to complete a summer reading assignment before the first day of school in the fall.

Please click on the link below to access the materials. You must be signed into your Google account to open the link: 

AP US History (available for only)

AP World History (available for only)

AP Economics (available for only)

AP Psychology (available for only)

If you have any questions, please contact Deborah McDevitt at or (617) 993-5985.


Foreign Language

You must be signed into your Google account to open links.

Summer School

Belmont High School does not offer a summer school program but will accept courses from recognized schools. Students may not substitute a summer school course for a regular school course but they may make-up a failing grade in a course unless the failure is due to unexcused absences or tardies. 

In order to receive credit from Belmont High School for courses taken in summer school in which a passing grade has been earned, the following conditions apply: 

  1. The course must have been originally taken and completed with at least 50% of the marking quarters passed (two marking quarters for a full-year course, one marking quarter for a semester course), the student must have earned a final average of not less than fifty (50%), and the student must have not missed more that 25% of the class meetings during the school year. 
  2. Credit will not be given without prior approval from a high school administrator. 
  3. A maximum of two courses may be taken per academic year in summer school for credit.