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Course Books & Materials

The yearly course resources selected by each department are integral components of a Brave's learning journey. Students should be prepared to utilize these resources during and after course meetings. Please use this information to identify the necessary course resources needed.

  • Questions regarding course textbooks, applications, or resources can be answered by your instructor on the first day of class.
  • AP Students are subject to AP testing and online course preparation fees.
  • Course resources can be purchased or rented from a variety of online or store locations. The links provided to you are one option. Course resources that are offered in digital formats (e-book, pdf, etc.) are acceptable for use in class, with the exception of workbooks.

St. John Bosco High School understands that obtaining course resources in time for the first day of class may not be realistic. It is expected that students obtain their necessary course resources by August 22, 2016.

English

Course Textbook/Resource
Comp/World Lit I Course Reader Distributed on First Day of Class

Comp/World Lit I Honors
Course Reader Distributed on First Day of Class

Comp/World Lit II
Course Reader Distributed on First Day of Class

Comp/World Lit II Honors
Course Reader Distributed on First Day of Class

American Lit/Comp
Course Reader Distributed on First Day of Class

AP English Language
The Language of Composition, ISBN: 0312676506
AP English Language Additional materials will be communicated on first day of class.

British Literature
Course Reader Distributed on First Day of Class

AP English Literature
Textbook Information will be distributed on the first day of class.

Public Speaking Public Speaking Project Free Online Text

Journalism
No Textbook Required

Kinesiology

Courses Resources Needed

  • Strength & Conditioning
    • All course resources will be communicated to students on the first day of class.
  • Health
    • All course resources will be communicated to students on the first day of class.
  • Intro to Sports Medicine
    • All course resources will be communicated to students on the first day of class.
  • Intro to Kinesiology
    • All course resources will be communicated to students on the first day of class.
  • Intro to Sports Nutrition
    • All course resources will be communicated to students on the the first day of class.

Mathematics

  • All Mathematics course resources can be purchased from Pearson Private Schools
  • AP Students are subject to AP testing and online course preparation fees.
  • Students taking Algebra 1, Geometry, Geometry Honors, Algebra 2, and Algebra 2 Honors will receive a free access code on the first day of class to access the online textbook.
    • Students who utilize the online version of the text are not required to purchase the physical textbook for Algebra 1, Geometry, Geometry Honors, Algebra 2, and Algebra 2 Honors.
Course Online Text Information Physical Textbook ISBN
  • Algebra 1 Online Access Given - *No Purchase Necessary for PC Text Access 9780133185485
  • Geometry Online Access Given - *No Purchase Necessary for PC Text Access 9780133185829
  • Geometry Honors Online Access Given - *No Purchase Necessary for PC Text Access 9780133185829
  • Algebra 2 Honors Online Access Given - *No Purchase Necessary for PC Text Access 9780133186024
  • Algebra 2 Online Access Given - *No Purchase Necessary for PC Text Access 9780133186024
    *Text access for Tablet/iPad (Approximately $15) - OPTIONAL
  • Algebra 1 eText (ISBN: 9780133216387) from www.pearsonprivateschools.com
  • Geometry eText (ISBN: 9780133216400) from www.pearsonprivateschools.com
  • Algebra 2 eText (ISBN: 9780133216417) from www.pearsonprivateschools.com

**Go to www.pearsonprivateschools.com for purchase (Approximately $55)
  • Students taking Elementary Stats, Precalculus, Precalculus Honors, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC are required to purchase the text. Online or Physical textbooks are sufficient.
Course Online Text Information Physical Textbook ISBN
  • Elementary Stats ELEMENTARY STATISTICS, Bluman, 8th Edition (ISBN: 9780077460396) 9780077460396
  • Precalculus Purchase Online Access Code **(ISBN: 9780133135480) 9780321656933
  • Precalculus Honors Purchase Online Access Code **(ISBN: 9780133135480) 9780321656933
  • AP Calculus AB Purchase Online Access Code **(ISBN: 9780133135480) 9780133178579
  • AP Calculus BC Purchase Online Access Code **(ISBN: 9780133135480) 9780133178579

Religion

Students will be able to access all religion course materials online. They will be given instructions and free access to the course materials during the first week of class.


Science

Biomedical Science Pathway Coursework
  • Introduction to Health Science Technology Introduction to Health Science Technology
  • Medical Ethics Ethics of Health Care: A Guide for Clinical Practice
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology Essential Cell Biology (4th Edition)
    • ISBN: 9780815344544
  • Anatomy and Physiology (Bio-Medical Pathway Class) Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)
    • ISBN-13: 978-0321709332

Engineering Pathway Coursework

Social Science

  • World History Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture
  • AP World History World Civilizations: The Global Experience AP Edition, 7th Edition
    • ISBN: 978-0-13-344770-5
    • AP Students are subject to AP testing and online course preparation fees
    • Available on Amazon
  • AP Human Geography The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography, 11th Edition
  • Civics American Politics Today
  • Economics 2010 - Prentice Hall Online Student Center 1 Year Access
  • AP Government American Government: Institutions and Policies, AP Edition
    • ISBN: 978-1111830038
    • Available on Amazon
    • AP Students are subject to AP testing and online course preparation fees

  • AP Comparative Politics Comparative Politics Today: A World View, 10th Edition
    • ISBN: 978-0205109135
    • Available on Amazon
    • AP Students are subject to AP testing and online course preparation fees

  • AP US History The American Pageant: A History of the Republic, 12th Edition
    • ISBN: 978-0618247325
    • Available on Amazon
    • AP Students are subject to AP testing and online course preparation fees
  • US History The Americans: Reconstruction to the 21st Century, Student Edition
  • AP Art History Resources will be communicated on the first day of class course preparation fees
    • AP Students are subject to AP testing and online
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Financial Literacy
    • Course materials will be communicated on the first day of class.
  • Psychology
    • No Textbook Required

World Languages

Spanish 1

  • eText with 1-year license - realidades.com
    • ISBN: 9780133220018 | $24.17
  • Leveled Vocab and Grammar workbook
    • ISBN 9780133225716 | $18.12
  • Communications Workbook with Test Prep
    • ISBN 9780133225761 | $17.02
  • Online licenses and the printed workbooks may be ordered through the Pearson’s private school portal atwww.pearsonprivateschools.com.

Spanish 2

  • eText with 1-year license realidades.com
    • ISBN 9780133220025 | $24.17
  • Leveled Vocab and Grammar Workbook
    • ISBN 9780133225723 | $18.12
  • Communications Workbook with Test Prep

Spanish III

Spanish III
Spanish I H
  • eText Imagina 3rd Edition ISBN: 978-1-61857-881-5

Spanish II H

Spanish II H
Spanish II H

AP Spanish Language
  • Softcover AP Spanish Preparing for the Language and Culture Exam; ISBN: 9780133238013
AP Spanish Language
AP Spanish Language
AP Spanish Literature
  • Worktext Abriendo Puertas Ampliando Perspectivas; ISBN: 978-0-547858630

French

French I
French I
French II
French II
French III
French III

Mandarin

Mandarin I Textbook Discovering Chinese Vol. 1; ISBN: 978-962-978-242-9
http://www.betterchinese.com/middle-school/Textbook_4/Discovering-Chinese-Textbook-V1-Simplified.html

Mandarin I Online Learning Online learning subscription; ISBN: 978-1-60603-423-1
http://www.betterchinese.com/middle-school/Textbook_4/?search=978-1-60603-423-1


Mandarin II Textbook Discovering Chinese Vol. 2; ISBN: 978-962-978-245-0
http://www.betterchinese.com/middle-school/Textbook_4/?search=978-962-978-245-0

Mandarin II Online Learning Online learning subscription; ISBN: 978-1-60603-424-8
http://www.betterchinese.com/middle-school/Textbook_4/?search=978-1-60603-424-8

Mandarin III Online Learning Online learning subscription; ISBN: 978-1-60603-424-8
http://www.betterchinese.com/middle-school/Textbook_4/?search=978-1-60603-424-8


Latin

Latin course resources will be communicated to students on the first day of school.

Visual & Performing Arts

AP Art History

  • Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Global History; ISBN: 978-0495915423
  • AP Students are subject to AP testing and online course preparation fees.

All remaining Visual & Performing Arts course resources will be communicated to students on the first day of class.

Freshmen Seminar

Freshmen seminar does not require any textbooks.


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Program Device Specifications

Bring Your Own Device
  • There are specific calculator requirements for certain Math and Science classes. Please refer to the class documentation for those specifications.
  • There are specific Laptop requirements for the PLTW engineering class and the Computer Animation course. Please refer to the class documentation for those specifications.

Applications
The fact that so many software packages are now available as web browser applications negates to the need to have required programs loaded onto every student computer. AS such, students must have a device that can provide them with online access. Whether that is through a 4G Network – or via a modem. In general, students will need the following types of applications (other applications for use in specific classes may be required by the instructor):

  • Word Processing (compatible with MS Word)
  • Presentation (analogous to MS Powerpoint)
  • Spreadsheet (compatible with MS Excel)
  • Web Browser