Grade 12 Required Textbooks

Below is a complete list of required textbooks and resources for 2019-2020.

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 Mr. Ward.

ENGLISH

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 4: British Literature (Honors and College Prep)

  • Macbeth, William Shakespeare. Folger Shakespeare Library Series. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-0743477109.
  • 1984, George Orwell. Signet Classics. ISBN 978-0451524935.
  • Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad. Dover Publications. ISBN 978-0486264646.
  • The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer. Penguin Classics. ISBN 978-0140424386

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 supplementary resources and packets.

AP English Literature and Composition

  • King Lear, William Shakespeare. Simon and Schuster. 2005. ISBN 9780743484954.
  • Frankenstein, Mary Shelley. Dover Publications. 1994. ISBN 9780486282114.
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy. Dover Publications. 2001. ISBN 9780486415895.
  • Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton. Dover Thrift Editions. ISBN 9780486298030.
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams. New Directions Publishing. 2004. ISBN 9780811216029.
  • Beloved, Toni Morrison. Vintage Publishing. 2004. ISBN 9781400033416.
  • As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner. Vintage Publishing. 1991. ISBN 9780679732259.

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 supplementary resources and packets.

THEOLOGY

Theology IV

  • Catholic Social Teaching (Student book), Singer-Towns. St Mary’s Press. 2012 (Paperback). ISBN 9781599820774 Note: Alternatively, students can purchase the eBook version of the same book, Catholic Social Teaching, Singer-Towns. St. Mary’s Press. Link to Digital book in iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/catholic-social-t...
  • The Last Lecture, Pausch & Zaslow. Hyperion Publishing. ISBN 9781401323257 (hardcover). The paperback version of this book (ISBN 9780739495049) is also acceptable. Alternatively, students can purchase the eBook version through iBooks by following this link: https://itun.es/us/IoQQP.l
  • Health Care Ethics, Panicola. Saint Mary’s Press, 2011. 2nd Edition. ISBN 9781599821030 Students may choose to purchase in print or digital format.

MATH

Note: All math courses require a TI-84 Plus graphing calculator. AP Calculus is the one exception to this rule. AP Calculus students are required to have the TI-89 Titanium graphing calculator.

Statistics (College Prep)

  • Stats: Modeling the World, (3rd Edition), Bock Velleman & De Veaux, Pearson Education. ISBN 9780321570444 To be purchased in print format.

Pre-Calculus (Honors or College Prep)

  • Pre-Calculus, Glencoe Publishing, 2011. ISBN 9780076602186 To be purchased in print format.

Calculus (Honors)

  • Calculus with APPL (w/out MYMATHLAB). Prentice Hall. ISBN 9780321749000 To be purchased in print format.

AP Statistics

  • Stats: Modeling the World (AP 3rd Edition), Bock, Velleman & De Veaux. Pearson Education. ISBN 9780321570444 To be purchased in print format.
  • Cracking the AP Statistics Exam 2019, Princeton Review, Random House. ISBN-10: 1524758140 To be purchased in print format.

AP Calculus AB/BC

  • Calculus: Graphical, Numerical, etc. (AP Ed.), Finney. Pearson School Division (K-12) ISBN 9780133178579 To be purchased in print format.
  • Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam, 2019. Random House Information Group. ISBN-10: 1524757985 To be purchased in print format.
  • Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam, 2019. Random House Information Group. ISBN-10: 1524757993 To be purchased in print format.

SCIENCE

Note: All science courses require a TI-84 Plus or TI-89 Titanium Graphing Calculator.

Physics (Honors and College Prep)

  • Principles and Problems (Hardcover), Glencoe. Glencoe Publishing. ISBN 9780076592524 Note: Alternatively, this text is also available as an iBook download. Click here to download the book from the iBook Store.

Anatomy, Physiology, and Genetics

  • Concepts of Genetics, 12th Edition (ebook) by William S Klug. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-481897-9

Environmental Science

  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Houghton Mifflin Company; Anniversary edition. ISBN# 0618249060 or 9780618249060
  • Sustainability Principles and Practice by Margaret Robertson. Published by Routledge. ISBN 9780415840170 Students may choose to purchase in print or digital format.

AP Biology

  • Campbell Biology AP Edition, 11th ed. Copyright 2018 (on Pearson Website website) Published by Pearson. ISBN 9780134433691 Must be bought in print format.
  • Study Guide for Campbell Biology, 11th ed. Copyright 2018 (on Pearson website) Published by Pearson. ISBN 9780134443775 To be purchased in print format.

AP Chemistry

  • Chemistry (AP Edition), 9th Edition, Zumdahl/Zumdahl © 2014 ISBN 978-1133611103 To be purchased in print format.

AP Physics

  • Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition, Giancoli © 2014 ISBN 9780321625922 To be purchased in print format.
  • Student Study Guide with Selected Solutions, 7th Edition, Giancoli and Boyle © 2014 ISBN 9780321762405
  • 5 Steps to a 5: AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based, 3rd Edition, Jacobs, McGraw-Hill © 2017 ISBN: 9781259588068

SOCIAL STUDIES

United States History (Honors and College Prep)

  • The Americans (National Edition); Print version, Gerald A. Danzer, De Alva, Krieger, Woloch; Houghton Mifflen Harcourt Publishing, 2009. ISBN 9780618916290 Note: Alternatively, this text is also available as an iBook download. Click here to download the book from the iBook Store.
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass. Dover Publications, Inc., 1995. ISBN-13: 978-0486284996 To be purchased in print format.

Psychology (College Prep)

  • Understanding Psychology by Robert S. Feldman. 12th Edition. McGraw Hill Publishing, 2015. ISBN 9781259330353 Students may choose to purchase in print or digital format.
  • Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson. Square Fish Publishing, 2011. ISBN 9780312674397 Students may choose to purchase in print or digital format.

Economics (Honors)

  • Economics Principles and Practices, Gary Clayton. McGraw Hill Publishing, 2011. ISBN 9780078799976 To be purchased in print format.
  • Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich. Picador. 10th Edition. ISBN 9780312626686 Students may choose to purchase in print or digital format.

AP United States History

  • American Pageant: Advanced Placement (14th Edition), Ed David M.Kennedy. Cengage, 2010. ISBN 9780547166629 To be purchased in print format.
  • AMSCO Advanced Placement: United States History, 2020 Edition. Perfection Learning Corp, 2019. ISBN-13: 9781531129125 To be purchased in print format.

AP U.S. Government and Politics

  • Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy, 2014 Elections and Updates Edition (16th Edition), George C. Edwards and Martin P. Wattenberg, Pearson, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-0133905045 To be purchased in print format.
  • Students will also subscribe to UpFront Magazine, for which there is a $10 fee. Subscriptions will be managed by the school.
  • Recommended, but not required: AMSCO Advanced Placement: United States Government & Politics. Second Edition. Perfection Learning, 2019. ISBN-13: 9781531112837 To be purchased in print format.

STEAM

Mechatronics

LANGUAGE

Spanish III (Honors and College Prep)

  • Entre Culturas 3 1 Year Student Digital Package (FlexText® + Explorer) ISBN: 978-1-942400-64-6 http://bit.ly/2XbHeIq

Spanish IV (Honors)

  • Tejidos, Comunicación auténtica en un contexto cultural. Wayside Publishing. ISBN 9781938026362 Note: This textbook comes with access to an online Learning Site. Students must purchase the package that contains both the soft cover textbook and the 1-year online Learning Site subscription. The direct link to purchase the softcover textbook with the online Learning Site subscription is: http://shop.waysidepublishing.com/collections/teji...

AP Spanish Language and Culture

  • Triángulo Aprobado 5th Edition. Wayside Publishing. ISBN: 9781938026416 Note: This textbook comes with access to an online Learning Site. Students must purchase the package that contains both the soft cover textbook and the 1-year online Learning Site subscription. Note: The direct link to purchase the softcover textbook with the online Learning Site subscription is: http://shop.waysidepublishing.com/collections/tria...

Latin IV

  • Ecce Romani III, 4th. Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall. School Group Publishing. ISBN 9780133610901 To be purchased in print format.

ESL II

American English File Level 5, Shostak. Oxford-Sadler. ISBN 9780194776196 To be purchased in print format.