Hillsboro IB Summer Assignments

Summer 2023 Assignments for all Hillsboro Students

The International Baccalaureate Vision

Being a student of Hillsboro High IB World School is a great privilege! At Hillsboro, all students are recognized as IB students who are working towards achieving success in their high school commitment.

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

Hillsboro's summer assignments reflect the commitment towards the IB vision.

Reading & Summer Assignments

Reading Assignments are all suggested summer assignments for standard elected courses. Students will have time to complete the assignments in the month of August. The assignments are listed for those to have access to and complete ahead of time. With registration in advanced coursework, it is the expectation of those students to continue with their elected course work and prepare for the coming school year by continually practicing the skills they have worked on all year.

  • AP Course Work
  • IBDP Courses

With that, the below assignments will be listed by grade level below.

Nashville Public Library Summer Reading

Log your reading from class to earn FABULOUS prizes!!!

What is my schedule?


In the spring, incoming Freshman from feeder middle schools (West End & JT Moore), were able to register from site visits by Hillsboro counselors. If you were not a part of this pre-registry, choose the assignment that fits what level of English class you took in 8th grade.


In the spring, your registration with counselors at Hillsboro routed you in the direction of classes that you were planning on taking. If you are new to Hillsboro, choose the level that matches what coursework you took your Freshman year. If you are planning to pursue the IB DP diploma or CP diploma your Junior & Senior year, choose the assignment that matches Pre-IB.

AP Access for all!

Hillsboro supports students choosing advanced academics! To prepare for Advanced Academics via AP Course offerings, it is recommended that students prepare over the summer by researching course offerings and using online study helps found at Tennessee Electronic Library. For AP study guides, please email Joyce.Claassen@mnps.org for help.


Online Study Guide Resources for AP Test



We are saying au revoir to Mr. Hackemer at Hillsboro and will be welcoming a new French Teacher. Mr. Hackemer wanted to make sure everyone was prepared for any French Course that you are signed up for in the Fall.

French I

French II

French Ab Initio year One (rising Juniors taking the DP Course)

French Ab Initio year Two (rising Seniors continuing the DP Course)


Lead By Kendall.Headley@mnps.org

All Spanish Summer Assignments are found here!

Spanish 3H: 9th, 10th, 11th

IB Spanish I: 11th

IB Spanish AbInitio I: 11th

IB Spanish II: 12th

IB Spanish AbInitio II: 12th

Grade Level Summer Assignments

Freshman Summer Assignments

CLASS of 2027

All 9th Grade

Choose at least one book from the list to read.

Freshman Summer Reading List.pdf

Questions for 9th Grade Summer Reading Lesa.Cook@mnps.org

Sophomore Assignments

Class of 2026

Summer Reading: 10th Grade Honors Reading Summer Reading.pdf


MYP Personal Projects Review (All 10th Grade Hillsboro Students) Joyce.Claassen@mnps.org

1.Read Hillsboro Edited Personal Project Guide. It says 2021, but it is the same guide for 2023.

2.Read Approaches to Learning Guide

3.Submit Check for Understanding for Summer Credit. If you do not have an @mnpsk12.org email account because you are a new student to MNPS/Hillsboro, please email me so I can give you your account details or give you another link. joyce.claassen@mnps.org

Summer Podcast List

Don't forget to explore the endless list of podcast for car rides, long walks in the woods, or while you are working that summer job!

35 Best Podcasts for Kids in Elementary, Middle, & High School (weareteachers.com)


Free for all Tennessee Residents through TEL:Tennessee Electronic Library