A Year of Tutoring for ALVS Online High School Students

Happy One Year Anniversary to Live Tutor Chat!

One year ago, ALVS implemented the Live Tutor Chat service to help students with their coursework in real-time. Since last May, our online tutors have assisted over 2,400 students with their math, science, English, and social studies assignments and questions.

The goal of our tutoring program is to help students get “unstuck” when they are working on their online courses. By accessing text-based Live Tutor Chat, students can get help immediately. Our tutors help students clarify assignment prompts and unpack course concepts to ultimately guide students to find answers for themselves.

Tutors are currently available from 7 am – 7 pm Pacific Time, Monday – Friday. No appointment is needed, all students have to do is send us a question via Live Tutor Chat.

Meet Our Online Tutors

In honor of the one-year Live Tutor Chat anniversary, we asked our current staff of online tutors to share their favorite tutoring moments as well as a short biography. Here’s what they had to say.

Nick Williams

My favorite tutoring moment came earlier this year when I walked a student through some complex macroeconomics scenarios using our interactive whiteboard. Sometimes explaining doesn’t do the trick so our online tutors have to get visual. I really enjoy sketching out ideas with students and then coming back to the chat to discuss misconceptions.

I was born in the midwest and, at the age of 10, relocated to Seattle in 1999. After graduating high school, I attended Williams College where I received a double major in Environmental Policy and Studio Art with a focus in Architecture and Sustainable Design. I began tutoring math and French Horn performance in my junior year of high school. This morphed slowly into a writing, editing, and graphic design business shortly after graduating college in 2011. Since then, I’ve lived abroad in South America, gained an M.Ed. in 2014 from Framingham State University. When I’m not tutoring, I enjoy teaching at a local independent school, biking, kayaking, and hiking in Mount Baker National Forest.

Randall Bettman

I don’t have a particular favorite moment in tutoring, but rather favorite subjects. If I am able to help a student work on a biology or chemistry problem, it makes my day. Lab assignments feel like problems that the student and I can approach and tackle together. I will often pepper in details to make some of the problems more interesting or real-world applicable, and being able to see the students’ “ah-hah!” moments is greatly rewarding.

Growing up in Silicon Valley, California is probably what gave me my propensity towards math and science. Finding solutions to all sorts of puzzles and problems has always been my biggest motivator, and led me biochemistry major at Washington State University. In helping my peers through organic chemistry and later college courses, I discovered that I not only loved knowing how things work but explaining and teaching those ideas to others. Joining the ALVS tutoring team was a no-brainer and I enjoy being able to help our students every single day. Outside of work, I love working with my hands (woodworking, various crafts, gardening, etc.), volleyball, powerlifting, cooking, chilling with my dog, and playing games with friends.

Sarah Floris

One of my favorite tutoring moments was working through the concept of an online avatar with a student enrolled in our Media Literacy course. I was able to connect the student’s experience with avatars by exploring how they use them in social media channels like Snapchat and Facebook. Thinking in terms of her own experience really helped the student understand the concept. It is so gratifying to connect with students and see them “get it”.

I lived half of my life in The Netherlands, where I was born and raised, and the other half in Texas. I went to a small university, about 2 hours west of Dallas, to study Chemistry. I moved up here for graduate school at the University of Washington, where earned a degree in Computational Chemistry in 2017. I once was that student who needed a lot of tutoring. When I was younger, I was born deaf and thus struggled a lot with understanding the Dutch language. Similarly, when I moved to the United States and barely knew any English, I struggled to comprehend the English language. I feared that I was not good enough a lot of the time, but having those tutors helped me get my skills up to par. These experiences taught me that it is okay to get help when I do not understand a concept and as a tutor, I hope to have a similar type of influence on students. Outside of tutoring, I enjoy coding, being outdoors, and playing video games.

Koissi Adjorlolo

My favorite tutoring moment from the past year is when neither the student nor I knew how to approach a particular physics problem.  We each suggested ways to approach the problem, and if one approach seemed promising we’d both try to arrive at a solution.  By the end of my shift we still hadn’t found the answer, but instead of becoming frustrated and giving up the student returned the next day and we were able to solve the problem together.

I was born and raised in Seattle, but I now live in Boston to study Computer Science and Mathematics at Northeastern University. In high school, I learned how helpful explaining difficult subjects to peers was to my own learning, and started regularly helping classmates with homework so I could better my understanding of the material. This experience with tutoring others led me to join ALVS last year as a tutor. When I’m not tutoring I enjoy playing soccer, playing chess, programming, and browsing Wikipedia.

James Bilderbeck

My favorite memory of tutoring this year was explaining and providing examples to a student who had trouble describing characters through showing without telling. This is an extremely interesting and crucial concept in writing and I provided examples excitedly of how to show a person’s character in writing. One way to express character is to write something such as, “Steven was angry,” but you could also write that “Steven stomped down the stairs, each step rattling the plates on the shelves.” The second sentence is much more interesting for the audience because it provides a vivid image and forces the audience to make an interpretation of what the character’s actions mean.

I grew up in southern California and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where I completed a double major in English and Communication, with a minor is Sociocultural Linguistics. I first started tutoring at Huntington Learning Center when I moved to Seattle and then joined the ALVS tutoring team one year ago. What I like about ALVS is that we were able to start from scratch to create a tutoring philosophy focused on helping students find the answers for themselves. When I’m not tutoring I spend my time coaching club soccer, playing guitar, or taking long walks in the park.

Nokware Knight

My absolute favorite thing about tutoring is that I essentially get paid to learn. I love that! For this reason, every single tutoring session holds a little bit of joy for me. I get to learn something or strengthen an existing understanding of it and take that understanding out into the world with me. And I get to help students gain not only knowledge but also develop the ability and tools that will allow them to really understand and explore the world in whatever way they’d like or becomes necessary in their chosen futures.  They may not see it this way, but for me, it’s a little bit like being able to share that personal joy with each and every one of them as I “work.”

I was born in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up in West Windsor, NJ. In high school, I was drawn into music (I played violin and bass in the orchestra), writing, and basketball. I started off college as a philosophy and journalism major, got a corporate summer internship, and became a business major the semester afterward. I eventually ended up earning a masters degree in finance. Sometime after college, I got into mathematics because I wanted to learn more about how the world works at a fundamental level. Many of the books I tried to read regarding the fundamental nature of the world around me used the language of mathematics to describe how things worked. That interest in mathematics, and learning about the world around me, in general, led me into tutoring (for me tutoring is the most efficient way to really learn any sort of subject).

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About the Author:

James Bilderbeck grew up in southern California and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara. He graduated in 2015 with a degree in English and Communications. Following this, James moved to Seattle for a fresh start and began tutoring for Huntington Learning Center. He was then hired by ALVS as an initial member of the tutoring program in April of 2017. James tutors English, social studies, and math. Additionally, he helped pilot the ALVS writing center, where full-time students can submit their essays and other writing assignments for editing. When he’s not tutoring, James enjoys coaching club soccer with Seattle Celtic.
Course Materials

Course Materials Semester 1:

Optional The Metamorphosis. Franz Kafka. David Wylie, translator. (Classix Press, 2009). ISBN-10: 1557427666 / ISBN-13: 9781557427663. Other editions acceptable.

NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended. Semester 2: Optional Macbeth. William Shakespeare. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine, eds. (Simon & Schuster, 2003). ISBN-10: 074377103 / ISBN-13: 8780743477109 Other editions acceptable. 

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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

The Metamorphosis. Franz Kafka. David Wylie, translator. (Classix Press, 2009).
ISBN-10: 1557427666 / ISBN-13: 9781557427663.
Other editions acceptable.
NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
Semester 2: Optional

Macbeth. William Shakespeare. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine, eds. (Simon & Schuster, 2003).
ISBN-10: 074377103 / ISBN-13: 8780743477109
Other editions acceptable.
NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.

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Semester 1:

  • Required American Born Chinese. Gene Luen Yang. (Suare Fish, 2008). ISBN-10: 0312384483 / ISBN-13: 9780312384487.
  • Other editions acceptable. Fast Food Nation. Eric Schlosser. (Mariner Books, 2012). ISBN-10: 0547750331 / ISBN-13: 9780547750330. 

 

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Semester 1: Required

American Born Chinese. Gene Luen Yang. (Suare Fish, 2008). ISBN-10: 0312384483 / ISBN-13: 9780312384487. Other editions acceptable.
Fast Food Nation. Eric Schlosser. (Mariner Books, 2012). ISBN-10: 0547750331 / ISBN-13: 9780547750330. Other editions acceptable.

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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Scribner, 1995). ISBN-10: 0743273567 / ISBN-13: 9780743273565. Other editions acceptable.
Semester 2: Required

A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry. (Vintage, 2004). ISBN-10: 0679755330 / ISBN-13: 9780679755333. Other editions acceptable.
A Way to Rainy Mountain. N. Scott Momaday. (University of New Mexico Press, 1969). ISBN-10: 0826304362 / ISBN-13: 9780826304360. Other editions acceptable.

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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Scribner, 1995). ISBN-10: 0743273567 / ISBN-13: 9780743273565. Other editions acceptable.
Semester 2: Required

A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry. (Vintage, 2004). ISBN-10: 0679755330 / ISBN-13: 9780679755333. Other editions acceptable.
A Way to Rainy Mountain. N. Scott Momaday. (University of New Mexico Press, 1969). ISBN-10: 0826304362 / ISBN-13: 9780826304360. Other editions acceptable.

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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe. (Penguin Random House Llc, 2008). ISBN-10: 0-451-53077-2 / ISBN-13: 978-0-451-53077-6. Other editions acceptable. NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
The Tempest. William Shakespeare. (Simon & Schuster, 2004). ISBN-10: 0156027321 / ISBN-13: 9780743482837. Other editions acceptable. NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If student wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
Semester 2: Optional

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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe. (Barnes & Nobel Classics, 2005). ISBN-10: 1593083602 / ISBN-13: 9781593083601.
Other editions acceptable.
NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
The Tempest. William Shakespeare. (Simon & Schuster, 2004). ISBN-10: 0156027321 / ISBN-13: 9780743482837.
Other editions acceptable.
NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
Semester 2: Required

Life of Pi. Yann Martel. (Mariner Books, 2003). ISBN-10: 0156027321 / ISBN-13: 9780156027328.
Other editions acceptable.
NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
Semester 2: Optional

Frankenstein. Mary Shelley. (Dover Publications, 1994). ISBN-10: 0486282112 / ISBN-13: 9780486282114.
Other editions acceptable.
NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.

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No required or optional materials.

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No required or optional materials.

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Semesters 1 and 2: Required
AP Biology requires a college-level biology textbook. Students may use any college level biology textbook to successfully complete the course. Though students may use any college-level textbook, resources such as page references and scaffolded reading guides are provided in the course to support students who use either of the following texts:
Campbell Biology, 11th ed. Jane B. Reece et al. (Pearson Education, 2016).
ISBN-10: 0134093410 / ISBN-13: 9780134093413 / $325.00
Acceptable alternate: 10 ed.(2013). ISBN-10: 0321775651 / ISBN-13: 9780321775658
Acceptable alternate: 9th ed. (2011). ISBN-10: 0321558235
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Principles of Life, 2nd ed. David M. Hillis et al. (W. H. Freeman, 2014).
ISBN-10: 1464109478 / ISBN-13: 9781464109478 / $245.00
Acceptable alternate: 1st ed. (2011). ISBN-10: 1429257210
AP Biology requires the completion of hands-on lab activities and has been approved by the College Board as meeting all requirements for a laboratory science course. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
Apex Learning has partnered with a third-party vendor to create a custom laboratory kit that contains all the materials needed for AP Biology. The kit may be purchased via Apex Learning ($240.00 + shipping) or directly from the vendor’s website at www.qualitysciencelabs.com. Once there,
i. Select the Apex Learning Science Kits link on the left-hand side of the screen
ii. Select “Advanced Biology Kit for Apex Learning.” Note that a microscope is not included and must be obtained separately.
For bulk orders, contact [email protected]. For Quality Science Labs
customer service, call 1-866-700-1884.
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AP Chemistry requires a college-level chemistry textbook. Students may use any college-level chemistry textbook to successfully complete the course. Though students may use any college-level textbook, resources such as page references and scaffolded reading guides are provided in the course to support students who use either of the following texts:
 
Chemistry, 10th ed. Steven S. Zumdahl and Donald J. DeCoste. (Brooks Cole, 2017).
ISBN-10: 1305957407 / ISBN-13: 9781305957404/ $300.00
Acceptable alternate: 9th ed. (2013). ISBN-10: 1133611095 / ISBN-13: 9781133611097
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Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter, 7th ed. Neil D. Jespersen, James
E. Brady and Alison Hyslop. (Wiley, 2011).
ISBN-10: 111851646X / ISBN-13: 9781118516461 / $375.00
Acceptable alternate: 6th ed. (2011). ISBN-10: 0470577711
 
AP Chemistry requires the completion of hands-on lab activities and has been approved by the College Board as meeting all requirements for a laboratory science course. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
 
Apex Learning has partnered with a third-party vendor to create a custom laboratory kit that contains all the materials needed for AP Chemistry. The kit may be purchased via Apex Learning ($240.00 + shipping) or directly from the vendor’s website at www.qualitysciencelabs.com. Once there,
i. Select the Apex Learning Science Kits link on the left-hand side of the screen
ii. Select the “Advanced MicroChem Kit for Apex Learning”
For bulk orders, contact [email protected]. For Quality Science Labs customer service, call 1-866-700-1884.
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Course Materials

Required

Psychology, 11th ed. David G. Myers (Worth Publishing, 2015).
ISBN-10: 1464140812 / ISBN-13: 9781464140815
Acceptable alternate: Psychology with Updates on DSM-5, 10th ed (2014).
ISBN-10: 1464164746 / ISBN-13: 9781464164743

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AP®  Environmental Science requires a college-level textbook, resources such as page references and scaffolded reading guides are provided in the course to support students who use either of the following texts:

Environment: The Science Behind the Stories, AP® Edition, 5th Edition. Jay
Withgott, Matthew Laposta. (Pearson Education, 2014) ISBN-13: 978-0-13-354014-7 / $215.00

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Environment, 9th Edition. Peter H. Raven, David M. Hassenzahl, Mary
Catherine Hager, Nancy Y. Gift, and Linda R. Berg. (John Wiley & Sons, 2015) ISBN-13: 978-1-118-87582-7 / $250.00

AP® Environmental Science requires the completion of hands-on lab activities and has been approved b the College Board as meeting all requirements for a laboratory science course. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to: http://support.apexlearning.com/materials

Each lab contains complete instructions on how to perform the experiments. Apex Learning® recommends that all students keep a detailed lab notebook as evidence of their lab work. 

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

Prentice Hall Earth Science Lab Manual, Student ed. Edward J. Tarbuck and Frederick Lutgens (Prentice Hall, 2006).
ISBN-10: 0131258982 / ISBN-13: 9780131258983
Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.

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Course Materials

Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

Prentice Hall Earth Science Lab Manual, Student ed. Edward J. Tarbuck and Frederick Lutgens (Prentice Hall, 2006).
ISBN-10: 0131258982 / ISBN-13: 9780131258983
Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.

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Course Materials

Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.

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Course Materials

Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional
• This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Hands-on labs require specified materials. 

Apex Learning has partnered with a third-party vendor to create a custom laboratory kit that contains all the materials needed for this course. The kit may be purchased via Apex Learning ($100.00 + shipping) or directly from the vendor’s website at http://www.qualitysciencelabs.com/apex-learning-science-kits/. Once there, select the “Apex Learning Biology Kit.” For Quality Science Labs customer service, call 1-866-700-1884.

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional
• This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Hands-on labs require specified materials. 

Apex Learning has partnered with a third-party vendor to create a custom laboratory kit that contains all the materials needed for this course. The kit may be purchased via Apex Learning ($100.00 + shipping) or directly from the vendor’s website at http://www.qualitysciencelabs.com/apex-learning-science-kits/. Once there, select the “Apex Learning Biology Kit.” For Quality Science Labs customer service, call 1-866-700-1884.

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional
• Scientific calculator
• This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. For dry labs, there are no additional lab materials needed for these activities.

Hands-on labs require specified materials. Apex Learning has partnered with a third-party vendor to create a custom laboratory kit that contains all the materials needed for this course. The kit may be purchased ($150.00 + shipping) from the vendor’s website at http://www.qualitysciencelabs.com/apex-learning-science-kits/. Once there, select the “Apex High School Chemistry Kit.” For Quality Science Labs customer service, call 1-866-700-1884

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional
• Scientific calculator
• This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. For dry labs, there are no additional lab materials needed for these activities.

Hands-on labs require specified materials. Apex Learning has partnered with a third-party vendor to create a custom laboratory kit that contains all the materials needed for this course. The kit may be purchased ($150.00 + shipping)  directly from the vendor’s website at http://www.qualitysciencelabs.com/apex-learning-science-kits/. Once there, select the “Apex High School Chemistry Kit.” For Quality Science Labs customer service, call 1-866-700-1884

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Course Materials

Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.

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Course Materials

Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.

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No required or optional materials

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Semesters 1 and 2: Required
TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus Calculator
Read “Getting Started” and chapter 1 in the TI Guidebook before the course starts.
Semesters 1 and 2: Optional
Calculus: Single Variable, 8th ed. James Stewart (Brooks/Cole, 2016). ISBN-10: 1305266633 / ISBN-13: 9781305266636

  • Acceptable alternate: 7th ed. (2012). ISBN-10: 0538497831
  • Acceptable alternate: 6th ed. (2008). ISBN-10: 0495011614
  • Acceptable alternate: 5th ed. (2003). ISBN-10: 0534393667
  • Acceptable alternate: 4th ed. (1999). ISBN-10: 0534355625

Calculus of a Single Variable, 2nd ed. Jeffery A Cole, Michael Olinick, Dennis Pence, and Earl W. Swokowski (PWS, 1994). ISBN-10: 0534939244 This book is out of print but you may find it used. It is interchangeable with the Stewart text listed above.

Cracking the AP Calculus AB & BC Exams, 2014 ed. David S. Kahn (Princeton Review, 2012).
ISBN-10: 0307946185 / ISBN-13: 9780307946188

  • Acceptable alternate: 2012 ed. ISBN-10: 0307944867
  • Acceptable alternate: 2009 ed. ISBN-10: 0375428852
  • Acceptable alternate: 2008 ed. ISBN-10: 0375766413
  • Acceptable alternate: 2006–2007 ed. ISBN-10: 0534355625
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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

TI-89, TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus Calculator
Read “Getting Started” and chapter 1 in the TI Guidebook before the course starts.
Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

Barron’s AP Statistics, 8th ed. Martin Sternstein (Barron’s, 2015).
ISBN-10: 1438004982 / ISBN-13: 9781438004983
Acceptable alternate: 7th ed. (2013). 1438002025 / ISBN-13: 9781438002026
Acceptable alternate: 6th ed. (2012). ISBN–10: 0764147021
Acceptable alternate: 5th ed. (2010). ISBN–10: 0764140892
Acceptable alternate: 4th ed. (2008). ISBN-10: 0764136836
Introduction to Probability & Statistics, 14th ed. William Mendenhall, Robert J. Beaver, and Barbara M. Beaver (Brooks/Cole, 2015).
ISBN-10: 1133103758 / ISBN-13: 9781133103752
Acceptable alternate: 13th ed. (2009). ISBN-10: 0495389536
Acceptable alternate: 12th ed. (2006). ISBN-10: 0534418708
Acceptable alternate: 11th ed. (2003). ISBN-10: 0534395198

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No required or optional materials.

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Semesters 1 and 2: Required

AP U.S. History requires a college-level U.S. history textbook. Students may use any college-level U.S. history textbook to successfully complete the course. Though students may use any college-level textbook, resources such as page references and scaffolded reading guides are provided in the course to support students who use any of the following texts:

America’s History, 8th ed. James A. Henretta et al. (Bedford, Freeman, & Worth, 2014).
ISBN-10: 1457628937 / ISBN-13: 9781457628931
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American History: Connecting with the Past, 14th AP ed. Alan Brinkley. (McGraw-Hill, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0076621421 / ISBN-13: 9780076621422
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America: A Narrative History, 9th ed. George Tindall and David E. Shi (W.W. Norton, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0393912620 / ISBN-13: 9780393912623
Students using other college-level U.S. history texts or older editions will need to identify the appropriate sections of their text to complete each reading assignment.

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Optional

Macroeconomics for Today, 7th ed. Irvin B. Tucker (South-Western/Thomson Learning, 2010).
ISBN-10: 0538469447 / ISBN-13: 9780538469449
Acceptable alternate: 6th ed. (2008). ISBN-10: 0324591373
Acceptable alternate: 5th ed. (2007). ISBN-10: 0324407998
Acceptable alternate: 4th ed. (2005). ISBN-10: 0324301979

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Semesters 1 and 2: Required

The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 5th ed. Margaret Ferguson, Mary Jo Salter et al, eds. (W.W. Norton, 2005).
ISBN-10: 0393979202 / ISBN-13: 9780393979206
Acceptable alternate: 4th ed. (1996). ISBN-10: 0393968200
Short Fiction: An Anthology, 1st ed. (Bedford/St. Martins, 2009).
ISBN-10: 0312576374
NOTE: This custom anthology is available only from Apex Learning or MBS Direct.
Acceptable alternates:
The Story and Its Writer, 7th ed. Ann Charters, ed. (Bedford / St. Martins, 2007). ISBN-10: 0312442718
The Story and Its Writer, 6th ed. Ann Charters, ed. (Bedford / St. Martins, 2002). ISBN-10: 0312397313
The Story and Its Writer, 5th ed. Ann Charters, ed. (Bedford / St. Martins, 1998). ISBN-10: 0312171641
Semester 1: Required

Hedda Gabler. Henrik Ibsen (Dover, 1990).
ISBN-10: 0486264696 / ISBN-13: 9780486264691
Other editions acceptable
A Streetcar Named Desire. Tennessee Williams (Signet, 1947).
ISBN-10: 0451167783 / ISBN-13: 9780451167781
Other editions acceptable
Their Eyes Were Watching God. Zora Neale Hurston (Harper, 2006).
ISBN-10: 0060838671 / ISBN-13: 9780060838676
Other editions acceptable
Twelfth Night. William Shakespeare. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine, eds. (Washington Square Press, 1993). ISBN-10: 0743482778 / ISBN-13: 9780743482776
Other editions acceptable
Semester 2: Required

The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald (Scribner, 1995).
ISBN-10: 0743273567 / ISBN-13: 9780743273565
Other editions acceptable
Annie John. Jamaica Kincaid (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1985).
ISBN-10: 0374525102 / ISBN-13: 9780374525101
Other editions acceptable
Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bronte. Michael Mason, ed. (Penguin, 2006).
ISBN-10: 0141441143 / ISBN-13: 9780141441146
Other editions acceptable

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Semesters 1 and 2: Required

Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer (Anchor, 1996). ISBN-10: 0385486804 / ISBN-13: 978-0385486804
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald (Scribner, 2004). ISBN-10: 0743273567 / ISBN-13: 978-0743273565
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck (Penguin, 2006). ISBN-10: 0143039431 / ISBN-13: 978-0143039433
A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry (Vintage, 2004). ISBN-10: 0679755330 / ISBN-13: 978-0679755333
The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday (University of New Mexico Press, 1976). ISBN-10: 0826304362 / ISBN-13: 978-0826304360
The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien (Mariner Books, 2009). ISBN-10: 0618706410 / ISBN-13: 978-0618706419

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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

The Metamorphosis. Franz Kafka. David Wylie, translator. (Classix Press, 2009).
ISBN-10: 1557427666 / ISBN-13: 9781557427663.
Other editions acceptable.
NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
Semester 2: Optional

Macbeth. William Shakespeare. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine, eds. (Simon & Schuster, 2003).
ISBN-10: 074377103 / ISBN-13: 8780743477109
Other editions acceptable.
NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.

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Course Materials

Course Materials

Required

The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity, 5th ed. Ann G. Serow and Everett C. Ladd, eds. (Lanahan Publishing, 2010).
ISBN-10: 1930398166 / ISBN-13: 9781930398160
Acceptable alternate: 4th ed. (2003).ISBN-10: 1930398093
Acceptable alternate: 3rd ed. (2003). ISBN-10: 1930398034
American Government: Power and Purpose, 13th ed. Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle, and Stephen Ansolabehere (W. W. Norton, 2013).
ISBN-10: 0393124134 / ISBN-13:9780393124134
Acceptable alternate: 12th ed. (2012).ISBN-10: 0393138194

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No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

Biology: Exploring Life Lab Manual, Student ed. Neil Campbell, Brad Williamson, and Robin Heyden (Prentice Hall, 2004).
ISBN-10: 0130642665 / ISBN-13: 9780130642660
Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

AP Biology requires a college-level biology textbook. Students may use any college-level biology textbook to successfully complete the course. Resources are provided in the course to support students using either of the following texts:

  • Campbell Biology, 9th ed. Neil A. Campbell and Jane B. Reece et al. (Benjamin Cummings, 2011). ISBN-10: 0321558235 / ISBN-13: 9780321558237. -OR-
  • Principles of Life, 2nd ed. David M. Hillis et al. (W. H. Freeman, 2011). ISBN-10: 1429276487 / ISBN-13: 9781464109478

AP Biology requires the completion of hands-on lab activities and has been approved by the College Board as meeting all requirements for a laboratory science course. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.

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Course Materials

Optional

  • Macroeconomics for Today, 7th ed. Irvin B. Tucker (South-Western/Thomson Learning, 2010).
    ISBN-10: 0538469447 / ISBN-13: 9780538469449
    Acceptable alternate: 6th ed. (2008). ISBN-10: 0324591373
    Acceptable alternate: 5th ed. (2007). ISBN-10: 0324407998
    Acceptable alternate: 4th ed. (2005). ISBN-10: 0324301979
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Optional

  • Microeconomics for Today, 7th ed. Irvin B. Tucker (South-Western/Thomson Learning, 2010).
    ISBN-10: 0538469412 / ISBN-13: 9780538469418
    Acceptable alternate: 6th ed. (2008). ISBN-10: 0324591381
    Acceptable alternate: 5th ed. (2007). ISBN-10: 0324408005
    Acceptable alternate: 4th ed. (2005). ISBN-10: 0324301928
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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • AP* Spanish: Preparing for the Language Examination, 3rd ed. José M. Diaz, Margarita Leicher-Prieto, and Gilda Nissenberg (Prentice Hall, 2007)
    ISBN-10: 0131660942 / ISBN-13: 9780131660946
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Semesters 1 and 2: Required

AP U.S. History requires a college-level U.S. history textbook. Students may use any college-level U.S. history textbook to successfully complete the course. Though students may use any college-level textbook, resources such as page references and scaffolded reading guides are provided in the course to support students who use any of the following texts:

  • America’s History, 8th ed. James A. Henretta et al. (Bedford, Freeman, & Worth, 2014).
    ISBN-10: 1457628937 / ISBN-13: 9781457628931
     -OR-
  • American History: Connecting with the Past, 14th AP ed. Alan Brinkley. (McGraw-Hill, 2011)
    ISBN-10: 0076621421 / ISBN-13: 9780076621422
    -OR-
  • America: A Narrative History, 9th ed. George Tindall and David E. Shi (W.W. Norton, 2013)
    ISBN-10: 0393912620 / ISBN-13: 9780393912623

Students using other college-level U.S. history texts or older editions will need to identify the appropriate sections of their text to complete each reading assignment.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

Required

  • Word processing software and presentation management software.
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No required or optional materials.

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No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 1: Optional

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 1: Optional

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 1: Optional

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 1: Optional

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 1: Optional

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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No required or optional materials.

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No required or optional materials.

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No required or optional materials.

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No required or optional materials.

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No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus Calculator
    Read the “Graphing Calculators” section in the course Appendix A: Student Resources and chapter 1 in the TI Guidebook at the beginning of your course.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus Calculator
    Read the “Graphing Calculators” section in the course Appendix A: Student Resources and chapter 1 in the TI Guidebook before the course starts.
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus Calculator
    Read the “Graphing Calculators” section in the course Appendix A: Student Resources and chapter 1 in the TI Guidebook before the course starts.
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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus Calculator
    Read the “Graphing Calculators” section in the course Appendix A: Student Resources and chapter 1 in the TI Guidebook before the course starts.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus Calculator
    Read the “Graphing Calculators” section in the course Appendix A: Student Resources and chapter 1 in the TI Guidebook before the course starts.
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus Calculator
    Read the “Graphing Calculators” section in the course Appendix A: Student Resources and chapter 1 in the TI Guidebook before the course starts.
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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus Calculator
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus Calculator
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus Calculator
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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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No required or optional materials.

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No required or optional materials.

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No required or optional materials.

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No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • Any Chinese-English, English-Chinese Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 1: Optional

  • Any Chinese-English, English-Chinese Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

  • Any Chinese-English, English-Chinese Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • Any Chinese-English, English-Chinese Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 1: Optional

  • Any Chinese-English, English-Chinese Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

  • Any Chinese-English, English-Chinese Dictionary
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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • Any Latin-English, English-Latin Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 1: Optional

  • Any Latin-English, English-Latin Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

  • Any Latin-English, English-Latin Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • Any Latin-English, English-Latin Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 1: Optional

  • Any Latin-English, English-Latin Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

  • Any Latin-English, English-Latin Dictionary
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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

Required  

  • Business productivity-type software, such as Microsoft Office
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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • Any German-English, English-German Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 1: Optional

  • Any German-English, English-German Dictionary
×
Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

  • Any German-English, English-German Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • Any German-English, English-German Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 1: Optional

  • Any German-English, English-German Dictionary
×
Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

  • Any German-English, English-German Dictionary
×
Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • Any French-English, English-French Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 1: Optional

  • Any French-English, English-French Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

  • Any French-English, English-French Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • Any French-English, English-French Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 1: Optional

  • Any French-English, English-French Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

  • Any French-English, English-French Dictionary
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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials
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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

  • The Metamorphosis. Franz Kafka. David Wylie, translator. (Classix Press, 2009). 
    ISBN-10: 1557427666 / ISBN-13: 9781557427663. 
    Other editions acceptable. 
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.

Semester 2: Optional

  • Macbeth. William Shakespeare. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine, eds. (Simon & Schuster, 2003). 
    ISBN-10: 074377103 / ISBN-13: 8780743477109 
    Other editions acceptable. 
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

  • The Metamorphosis. Franz Kafka. David Wylie, translator. (Classix Press, 2009). 
    ISBN-10: 1557427666 / ISBN-13: 9781557427663. 
    Other editions acceptable. 
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.

 

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Course Materials

Semester 2: Optional

  • Macbeth. William Shakespeare. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine, eds. (Simon & Schuster, 2003). 
    ISBN-10: 074377103 / ISBN-13: 8780743477109 
    Other editions acceptable. 
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

  • The Metamorphosis. Franz Kafka. David Wylie, translator. (Classix Press, 2009).
    ISBN-10: 1557427666 / ISBN-13: 9781557427663.
    Other editions acceptable.
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.

Semester 2: Optional

  • Macbeth. William Shakespeare. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine, eds. (Simon & Schuster, 2003).
    ISBN-10: 074377103 / ISBN-13: 8780743477109
    Other editions acceptable.
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.

 

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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

  • The Metamorphosis. Franz Kafka. David Wylie, translator. (Classix Press, 2009).
    ISBN-10: 1557427666 / ISBN-13: 9781557427663.
    Other editions acceptable.
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.

 

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Course Materials

Semester 2: Optional

  • Macbeth. William Shakespeare. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine, eds. (Simon & Schuster, 2003).
    ISBN-10: 074377103 / ISBN-13: 8780743477109
    Other editions acceptable.
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

  • Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe. (Barnes & Nobel Classics, 2005). ISBN-10: 1593083602 / ISBN-13: 9781593083601. 
    Other editions acceptable.
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
  • The Tempest. William Shakespeare. (Simon & Schuster, 2004). ISBN-10: 0156027321 / ISBN-13: 9780743482837. 
    Other editions acceptable. 
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.

Semester 2: Required

  • Life of Pi. Yann Martel. (Mariner Books, 2003). ISBN-10: 0156027321 / ISBN-13: 9780156027328.
    Other editions acceptable.
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.

Semester 2: Optional

  • Frankenstein. Mary Shelley. (Dover Publications, 1994). ISBN-10: 0486282112 / ISBN-13: 9780486282114.
    Other editions acceptable.
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

  • Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe. (Barnes & Nobel Classics, 2005). ISBN-10: 1593083602 / ISBN-13: 9781593083601. 
    Other editions acceptable.
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
  • The Tempest. William Shakespeare. (Simon & Schuster, 2004). ISBN-10: 0156027321 / ISBN-13: 9780743482837. 
    Other editions acceptable. 
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.

 

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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • Life of Pi. Yann Martel. (Mariner Books, 2003). ISBN-10: 0156027321 / ISBN-13: 9780156027328.
    Other editions acceptable.
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.

Semester 2: Optional

  • Frankenstein. Mary Shelley. (Dover Publications, 1994). ISBN-10: 0486282112 / ISBN-13: 9780486282114.
    Other editions acceptable.
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.

 

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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

  • Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe. (Penguin Random House Llc, 2008). ISBN-10: 0-451-53077-2 / ISBN-13: 978-0-451-53077-6. Other editions acceptable. NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
  • The Tempest. William Shakespeare. (Simon & Schuster, 2004). ISBN-10: 0156027321 / ISBN-13: 9780743482837. Other editions acceptable. NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If student wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.

Semester 2: Optional

  • Frankenstein. Mary Shelley. (Dover Publications, 1994). ISBN-10: 0486282112 / ISBN-13: 9780486282114.
    Other editions acceptable.
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Optional

  • Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe. (Penguin Random House Llc, 2008). ISBN-10: 0-451-53077-2 / ISBN-13: 978-0-451-53077-6. Other editions acceptable. NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
  • The Tempest. William Shakespeare. (Simon & Schuster, 2004). ISBN-10: 0156027321 / ISBN-13: 9780743482837. Other editions acceptable. NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If student wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.

 

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Course Materials

Semester 2: Optional

  • Frankenstein. Mary Shelley. (Dover Publications, 1994). ISBN-10: 0486282112 / ISBN-13: 9780486282114.
    Other editions acceptable.
    NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Scribner, 1995). ISBN-10: 0743273567 / ISBN-13: 9780743273565. Other editions acceptable.

Semester 2: Required

  • A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry. (Vintage, 2004). ISBN-10: 0679755330 / ISBN-13: 9780679755333. Other editions acceptable.
  • A Way to Rainy Mountain. N. Scott Momaday. (University of New Mexico Press, 1969). ISBN-10: 0826304362 / ISBN-13: 9780826304360. Other editions acceptable.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Scribner, 1995). ISBN-10: 0743273567 / ISBN-13: 9780743273565. Other editions acceptable.

 

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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry. (Vintage, 2004). ISBN-10: 0679755330 / ISBN-13: 9780679755333. Other editions acceptable.
  • A Way to Rainy Mountain. N. Scott Momaday. (University of New Mexico Press, 1969). ISBN-10: 0826304362 / ISBN-13: 9780826304360. Other editions acceptable.

 

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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Scribner, 1995). ISBN-10: 0743273567 / ISBN-13: 9780743273565. Other editions acceptable.

Semester 2: Required

  • A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry. (Vintage, 2004). ISBN-10: 0679755330 / ISBN-13: 9780679755333. Other editions acceptable.
  • A Way to Rainy Mountain. N. Scott Momaday. (University of New Mexico Press, 1969). ISBN-10: 0826304362 / ISBN-13: 9780826304360. Other editions acceptable.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Scribner, 1995). ISBN-10: 0743273567 / ISBN-13: 9780743273565. Other editions acceptable.

 

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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry. (Vintage, 2004). ISBN-10: 0679755330 / ISBN-13: 9780679755333. Other editions acceptable.
  • A Way to Rainy Mountain. N. Scott Momaday. (University of New Mexico Press, 1969). ISBN-10: 0826304362 / ISBN-13: 9780826304360. Other editions acceptable.

 

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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • American Born Chinese. Gene Luen Yang. (Suare Fish, 2008). ISBN-10: 0312384483 / ISBN-13: 9780312384487. Other editions acceptable.
  • Fast Food Nation. Eric Schlosser. (Mariner Books, 2012). ISBN-10: 0547750331 / ISBN-13: 9780547750330. Other editions acceptable.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • American Born Chinese. Gene Luen Yang. (Suare Fish, 2008). ISBN-10: 0312384483 / ISBN-13: 9780312384487. Other editions acceptable.
  • Fast Food Nation. Eric Schlosser. (Mariner Books, 2012). ISBN-10: 0547750331 / ISBN-13: 9780547750330. Other editions acceptable.
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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Prentice Hall Earth Science Lab Manual, Student ed. Edward J. Tarbuck and Frederick Lutgens (Prentice Hall, 2006).
    ISBN-10: 0131258982 / ISBN-13: 9780131258983

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • Prentice Hall Earth Science Lab Manual, Student ed. Edward J. Tarbuck and Frederick Lutgens (Prentice Hall, 2006).
    ISBN-10: 0131258982 / ISBN-13: 9780131258983

Semester 1: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
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Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • Prentice Hall Earth Science Lab Manual, Student ed. Edward J. Tarbuck and Frederick Lutgens (Prentice Hall, 2006).
    ISBN-10: 0131258982 / ISBN-13: 9780131258983

Semester 2: Optional

  • This course includes the option of either hands-on or dry lab activities. Dry labs require no additional lab materials. Hands-on labs require specified materials. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to http://support.apexlearning.com/materials.
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Knopf Doubleday, 1997).
    ISBN-10: 0743273567 / ISBN-13: 9780743273565 / $20.00
    This book is also required for 11th grade English and is included in the general studies book set.

Other editions acceptable.

  • Into the Wild. Jon Krakauer. (Scribner, 1995).
    ISBN-10: 0385486804 / ISBN-13: 9780385486804 / $18.75

Other editions acceptable.

Semester 2: Required

  • A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry. (Vintage, 2004).
    ISBN-10: 0679755330 / ISBN-13: 9780679755333 / $10.00
    This book is also required for 11th grade English and is included in the general studies book set.

Other editions acceptable.

  • The Way to Rainy Mountain. N. Scott Momaday.
    (University of New Mexico Press, 1969).
    ISBN-10: 0826304362 / ISBN-13: 9780826304360 / $21.25
    This book is also required for 11th grade English and is included in the general studies book set.

Other editions acceptable.

  • The Grapes of Wrath. John Steinbeck. (Penguin Classics, 2006).
    ISBN-10: 0143039431 / ISBN-13: 9780143039433 / $22.00

Other editions acceptable.

  • The Things They Carried. Tim O’Brien. (Mariner Books, 2009).
    ISBN-10: 0618706410 / ISBN-13: 9780618706419 / $20.00

Other editions acceptable

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Course Materials

 

Semester 1: Required

  • The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Knopf Doubleday, 1997).
    ISBN-10: 0743273567 / ISBN-13: 9780743273565 / $20.00
    This book is also required for 11th grade English and is included in the general studies book set.

Other editions acceptable.

  • Into the Wild. Jon Krakauer. (Scribner, 1995).
    ISBN-10: 0385486804 / ISBN-13: 9780385486804 / $18.75

Other editions acceptable.

 

 

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Course Materials

 

Semester 2: Required

  • A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry. (Vintage, 2004).
    ISBN-10: 0679755330 / ISBN-13: 9780679755333 / $10.00
    This book is also required for 11th grade English and is included in the general studies book set.

Other editions acceptable.

  • The Way to Rainy Mountain. N. Scott Momaday.
    (University of New Mexico Press, 1969).
    ISBN-10: 0826304362 / ISBN-13: 9780826304360 / $21.25
    This book is also required for 11th grade English and is included in the general studies book set.

Other editions acceptable.

  • The Grapes of Wrath. John Steinbeck. (Penguin Classics, 2006).
    ISBN-10: 0143039431 / ISBN-13: 9780143039433 / $22.00

Other editions acceptable.

  • The Things They Carried. Tim O’Brien. (Mariner Books, 2009).
    ISBN-10: 0618706410 / ISBN-13: 9780618706419 / $20.00

Other editions acceptable

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Course Materials

Required

• Business productivity-type software, such as Microsoft Office

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