2017-18 Required Textbooks & Resources
Below is a complete list of required textbooks and resources for next year.
Note: Wherever possible, we have selected digital versions of textbooks and resources for easy download. However, in some instances, publishers offer only print editions.
We have indicated which titles should be purchased in eBook format, and which should be purchased as print copies.
- When a textbook or resource is available in eBook format, you will see the words: “to be purchased in digital format.”
- When a textbook is only available as a hardcopy you will see the words: “to be purchased in print format.”
- In a few cases, when we are able to offer students the opportunity to purchase textbooks and resources in either the digital or print version. In this instance, you will see the words “students may choose to purchase in print or digital format.” In these instances, students are free to select the version that they feel will work best for them.
When purchasing an eBook version of a text, it can sometimes be cheaper and easier to download the iBook version. Where the iBook version is available, we have provided you with a direct link to download the book.
Important Note: Students should feel comfortable waiting to download digital versions of any required textbook or resource until the first week of school. At that point teachers will have had an opportunity to offer additional guidance regarding the downloading process.
Refer to the Summer Enrichment Assignments page to download specific assignments which include requirements, expectations and guidelines.
If you are enrolled in a course not listed below, please don’t hesitate to contact either Mr. Ward or Ms. Piendak.
Note: Students may elect to purchase all the English novels listed below in advance. It is also acceptable for students to wait until the first week of school. This will give English teachers the opportunity to outline which books are required for the first semester, and which books will be used in the second semester.
English 2: World Literature (Honors and College Prep)
Before We Were Free, Julia Alvarez. Laurel Leaf 2004. ISBN 9780440237846 To be purchased in print format.
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Anchor Publishing, 1994. ISBN 9780385474542
Note: All of the titles listed above are paperbacks and, unless otherwise indicated, should be purchased in print format. The teacher, utilizing public domain, web-based sources, will make all additional poetry, short stories and readings available to students on their digital devices. Teachers in this course will furnish students with the resources they need through a selection of teacher-generated supplemental resources and packets.
Sacraments: Encounters with Christ (paperback for second semester: Student Text), Dailey. Saint Mary’s Press. ISBN 9781599820910 Note: Alternatively, students can purchase the eBook version of the same book through iBooks using the link: https://itun.es/us/HRYBP.l
The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness, Simon Wiesenthal. Schocken. 1998. ISBN 9780805210606 Students may choose to purchase in print or digital format.
Note: All math courses require a TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.
Geometry (Honors and College Prep)
Geometry Student Edition 2012 CCSS (hardcover), Glencoe Publishing, 2012. ISBN 9780078952715 Note: Alternatively, this text is also available as an iBook download. Click here to download directly from the iBook Store.
Algebra II (Honors and College Prep)
Algebra II Student Edition 2012 CCSS (hardcover), Glencoe Publishing, 2012. ISBN 9780078952654 Note: Alternatively, this text is also available as an iBook download. Click here to download the book from the iBook Store.
Note: Those students taking the Double Math option should acquire the resources for both Geometry and Algebra II stated above.
Note: All science courses require a TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.
Chemistry (Honors and College Prep)
World History II (Honors and College Prep)
World History: Patterns of Interaction, (Hardcover) Houghton Mifflin, 2007. ISBN 9780618690084 Note:This is the same textbook used in World History I. Note: Alternatively, this text is also available as an iBook download. Click here to download directly from the iBook Store.
Note: Please check back later in the summer for updated digital textbook information.
Spanish II (Honors and College Prep)
Spanish III (Honors and College Prep)
Ecce Romani II, Pearson Prentice Hall. School Group Publishing. ISBN 9780133610918 To be purchased in print format.
Ecce Romani II Language Activity Book, Pearson Prentice Hall. School Group Publishing. ISBN 9780133611182 To be purchased in print format.
- American English File Level 5, Shostak. Oxford-Sadler. ISBN 9780194776196 To be purchased in print format.