2022-2023 School year preparation


Maui Prep classes begin Wednesday, August 10, 2022!

Our administrators are available during the summer to help you prepare your child for the school year.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

Summer Reading 2022


Summer has arrived! You have worked hard all year, and you deserve a break. Go to the beach. Relax with your family. Swim in the ocean. Play games. Enjoy yourself. . . Then, keep enjoying yourself by picking up a book, and do the best thing you can for your mind: READ.

In addition, enrollment in AP classes requires preliminary assignments to be completed by the first day of classes (August 10, 2022). 


Upper School Summer Reading 2022

You are required to read a minimum of two books in total this summer:

  • the required book by rising grade level:

Rising 9th and 10th Grade - East Wind, Rain by Caroline Paul

Rising 11th &12th Grade - The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • a book of your choice (suggestions may be taken from this list)

You will need to read two books in total this summer: the required reading for each grade, and a book of your choice (may or may not be from the list below). This is the minimum amount of reading we expect you to do. In truth, if you want to expand your knowledge, your intelligence, your college possibilities, and your academic strength, you’ll embrace the challenge to read all you can this summer. Teachers and parents provide the path, but only you can make the positive decision to feed your mind. Embrace the opportunity!

Read the required book and underline, highlight, and take notes on what interests you. Read with a pen or pencil in your hand and/or annotate your Ebook. Bring the book with you on the first day of school, and be ready to show your understanding of the book when you return. Keep track of all the books you read this summer.

Assignments:

After you complete each book, complete each of the following:

  1. Required book: report

  2. Choice Book: 1-2 page review

  3. Complete the summer reading log with titles and authors of each book you read this summer.  Be sure to have your parents sign your log.

Assignments may be emailed to your teacher prior to the first day of school or you may bring a printed copy on your first day of school. 

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Lisa Zamora- Academic Dean (lzamora@mauiprep.org). 


Middle School Summer Reading 2022

You are required to read at least two books in total this summer:

Assignments:

1. Required book assignment:

Students are expected to write 3 paragraphs based on the prompts below pertaining to the book The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School  by Kristin Mahoney. This assignment should be emailed to your teacher before the first day of school or you may also bring a printed copy of it on the first day of school.  

Part 1: Text to Self:  Write one paragraph (5-7 sentences) that answers at least one of the following questions. 

  • What does this story remind me of in my life?

  • How is this story similar or different to my life?

  • Has something like this ever happened to me?

  • What were my feelings when I read this story?

  • If you are entering 6th grade, do you think middle school would be the same or different to how it was portrayed in the book? 

  • If you are entering 7th or 8th grade, is this book similar or different to your middle experience thus far?  

  • Have I changed my thinking as a result of reading this story?

Part 2: Text to Text : Write one paragraph (5-7 sentences) that answers at least one of the following questions.

  • What does this remind me of in another book I’ve read or TV show/movie I’ve seen?

  • How is this text similar or different to others I’ve read or watched?

Part 3:Text to World : Write one paragraph (5-7 sentences) that answers at least one of the following questions.

  • What does this remind me of in the real world?

  • How is this text similar or different to things that happen in the real world?

  • How does the book relate to the world around me?

2. Choice book assignment

Create a “Book in a Bag” and fill it with 6 items pertaining to either the characters or main events in the story.

  • Using a paper bag (you can get one from Safeway), create an illustration of your favorite part of the book.

  • Create/find 6 items to be placed in the bag.  These items should be something significant to the characters, theme, setting, or plot of your story.

  • List each item on the back of the bag, and explain why it is important.

  • Decorate your bag creatively.

  • Bag presentations will occur the first week of school

3.  Reading log

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Zamora- Academic Dean (lzamora@mauiprep.org).

English 6 -  Mr. Parnell (rparnell@mauiprep.org

English 7 -  Mr. Parnell (rparnell@mauiprep.org)

English 8 - Ms. Lung (jlung@mauiprep.org

 

AP Course Assignments


Enrollment in AP classes requires preliminary assignments to be completed by the first day of classes (August 10, 2022).