How to Use These Guides
For each subject below you will find links to worksheets with activities to do at home. For each activity, you will find:
- A description and/or instructions for the activity
- Information about both content and practice that the activity supports
- One or more focus or discussion questions that will help deepen the learning of the activity
See the Additional Resources page for helpful links.
English Language Arts
College and Career Planning
Ninth Grade - Eleventh Grade
- Use this Summer Program Guide or the Torus Teens search engine to find summer activities and internships.
- Make a financial plan for your future.
- Learning how to create a budget, opening a bank account, and managing your money are important life skills. Visit www.getbankednyc.org to take your first step in planning your financial future.
- Families, take advantage of New York City's free financial services. Get help with making a budget, opening a free or low-cost bank account, opening a 529 account, and even filing your taxes.
- Please complete this form to register for upcoming student and family facing webinars to support with decision making for life after high school.
- Before you enroll in a school or training program this spring, consider graduation rates, affordability, and student success supports.
- Use an award letter comparison tool like BigFuture, FinAid, or a worksheet to help students assess affordability.
- Review the loan guide from the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) for tips to consider when taking out loans.
- Ask about student success programs at institutions like the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), Accelerate, Complete and Engage (ACE), and other student supports.
- Apply for scholarships and grants.
The AP Exam
In response to COVID-19, the College Board is giving a shortened Advanced Placement (AP) exam this year—it can be taken online in about 45 minutes. Please visit the College Board’s AP Updates for Schools Impacted by Coronavirus for the most current information about the exam schedule, question types, exam content, timing, and logistics.
Below are some of the most important things to know about the about the upcoming exam:
- Exams will be given from May 11—May 22. Make-up test dates will also be available as needed.
- The exams will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.
- Like many college-level exams, this year’s AP Exams will be open book/open note. Get tips for taking open book/open note exams.
- Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question is timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.
- For most subjects, the exams will be 45-minutes long, and include an additional five minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up.
- Students may take exams on any device they have access to, including computer, tablet, or smartphone. They will be able to either type and upload their responses, or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phone.
- Students taking AP world language and culture exams will complete two spoken tasks consistent with free-response questions three and four on the current AP Exam; written responses will not be required. We'll provide more details in the coming weeks to help students prepare.
Free Review Material from the College Board
College Board is hosting free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These courses:
- Are optional, mobile-friendly, and can be used alongside any work your teacher may give you.
- Will be available on-demand, so you can access them any time.
- Will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75 percent of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons including topics from the final 25 percent of the course.
Visit the AP Student Course Schedule Page for the most up to date information about online classes.
All current/live and past videos for your course can be found in the official Advanced Placement YouTube channel. Below are direct links to each of the offerings College Board currently has.
History and Social Science
Math and Computer Science