ALVS Student Spotlight: Grace Wey, Elite Swimmer

How Grace Earned Her High School Diploma and a Spot on the Texas A&M Women’s Swim Team  

High school students across the United States are passionate about playing sports. But, it is difficult to excel in both athletics and academics on a traditional high school schedule that requires student-athletes to be in a classroom from 7am – 3pm.

That’s why elite athletes turn to non-traditional options like online high school to get a great education that works with their athletic schedule, not against it.  Grace Wey from Sugar Land, Texas is one of those student-athletes who struggled to balance the demands of her local high school with competitive swimming.

Grace and her parents decided she needed to switch to a school that could give her the flexibility she needed to train while getting a good education. After a lot of research and trying another private online high school, the Wey family decided that earning a high school diploma at Apex Learning Virtual School was the best fit for Grace’s senior year.

While attending ALVS, Grace was able to get faster and improve her ranking from 260 to 130. As a result, she earned a spot on the No. 9 ranked Texas A&M women’s swim team. We are so proud of Grace for graduating early from ALVS in April, giving her a much-deserved break between high school and college. She begins training with the Texas A&M swim team at the end of May.

An Interview with ALVS Graduate Grace Wey and Mom Karen

Earlier this month, I interviewed Grace and her mom, Karen Wey, to hear more about their experience with ALVS.

Keep reading to learn how:

  • they chose ALVS as their private online high school.  
  • ALVS helped Grace meet NCAA eligibility requirements in order to swim at Texas A&M.
  • the flexible scheduling and self-paced courses at ALVS helped Grace become a faster swimmer.
  • taking online courses at ALVS taught Grace learned to learn to love math, work independently, and stay organized.
  • the comprehensive courses at ALVS prepared Grace for college academics.

Choosing the Right Private Online High School for Grace

Grace Wey

Laura: Why did you decide to move to an online program instead of staying at a traditional school?

Karen: Grace wanted to do public school because of the social activities but with her swimming, it was too exhausting. She would leave the house at five in the morning and not get home until eight at night. She would have to go right from swimming to school, and then from school right to swimming. She couldn’t eat enough because they wouldn’t let her eat in the classroom. She swims four hours a day and needed to eat a lot of calories so being able to eat throughout the day was really important for her.

Laura: What made you choose our program?

Karen: I did a ton of searching online before I found ALVS. I chose ALVS because it is affordable, NCAA approved, and the courses are user-friendly and easy to navigate.

Laura: Were you looking at other programs when you decided for her (Grace) senior year to go into an online program?

Karen: We tried another private online high school before coming to ALVS. It was more expensive, and the courses were not user-friendly at all. I was really impressed by ALVS just after previewing the courses. I liked the way they were laid out and that you can print everything out. I think being able to print out the course pages is really important for students coming from a traditional school.

Laura: Knowing what you know now about online high school is such a great fit for Grace, would you have enrolled her sooner in her high school career?

Karen: I think there’s a trade-off for elite athletes between having the traditional high school experience and competing at a high level. You can’t have both. Grace wanted to have the social aspect of school and do swimming. Doing both of those things at the same time was really difficult, so this year she said, “forget it, I can’t do it anymore.” She missed out on some stuff but she did still see her friends.

ALVS Helps Grace Meet NCAA Eligibility Requirements 

Laura: Being an athlete, it was crucial that she was on track with her NCAA requirements. Did you feel confident that she was taken care of in that aspect?

Karen: Joe, Grace’s school counselor, made sure Grace’s transcript was right even though she had attended several other schools before coming to ALVS. He’s definitely good about answering all of our questions and making sure Grace was meeting NCAA eligibility requirements.

Grace Takes Control of Her Learning with Self-Paced Courses at ALVS

Laura: How was ALVS a good fit for you with your swimming schedule and getting ahead?

Grace: I have morning practice from 5:00-6:45 in the morning. It was hard to get to school on time. After I started at ALVS I could take a nap after practice before doing my school work. It was a lot easier to schedule it all.

Laura: How did you find the pace of the course with the amount of work you needed to do? Was it manageable, overwhelming, easy to catch up if you ever got behind?

Grace: The pace of the course was manageable. I went on a few vacations and had swim meets that got me a little behind, but it was easy to catch up. Since I could go at my own pace and take a few days off for swimming, it helped me focus on swimming more when I had swim meets and more on school when I just had practice.

Laura: What was it like switching to an online program where you’re working very independently?

Grace: Once I figured out online high school, I realized that there was a lot of wasted time when I wasn’t doing much in public school. There was more direct learning in my online classes and less busy work.

Laura: Did you feel empowered at all knowing that you were in charge of your own leaning?

Grace: I had to do it myself. I had to take control of my own learning. I had to be the one motivating myself to do the work… I was able to graduate early, about a month before my friends, which gave me time to go on vacation and have some time before I start summer session and practicing at Texas A&M.

A Flexible School Schedule at ALVS Supports Grace’s Athletic Advancement

Laura: Did you see any changes in your swimming after you started at ALVS?

Grace: My swimming improved after I started going to ALVS. I could train more and I wasn’t stressed out or tired anymore.

Karen: At the beginning of the season, Grace was ranked 260th in the country. Now, she is ranked 130th. I think she got faster because of the flexibility of ALVS. There is so much wasted time in public school and she felt trapped. Being stuck in school really bothered her. So, I told her, imagine if I dropped you off at school and you could take your classes and then leave for an hour and then go back and take another class. She said she would have loved that. It’s more like a college schedule.

Grace

Laura: Do you think that switching to online school so you could swim, rest, and not be stressed-out played a part in you getting your scholarship to Texas A&M?

Grace: If I hadn’t switched to ALVS for my senior year, I don’t think I would have been able to go to Texas A&M. I wasn’t at the level to go there. I couldn’t train as much when I went to public school because I had a seven hours school day. I was stressed out and I felt like I was trapped in the building because I couldn’t leave for lunch. I was always hungry, and I couldn’t eat in class.

ALVS Prepares Grace for College Academics

Laura: I know you didn’t love math when you were in a traditional school, did that change at all when you started math with ALVS?

Grace: I learned to like math. I really liked my online math class because I actually taught myself a lot of the math. That is going to help me for college because you have to teach yourself from the textbook a lot. If I missed a material covered in Elementary or Middle School, I looked at outside resources. It really helped me to have the time to do that. In my public school math classes they taught me how to do the problem, at ALVS I got more information about why I was learning it. It was more interesting.

Karen: My husband, who is an engineer, said that the Precalculus course at ALVS was way more advanced than the one offered at the public high school. He thought the ALVS course was extremely comprehensive. He said, “everything’s here.” At the public high school, they didn’t seem to give all of the background information.

Laura: Our courses were created to be comprehensive and rigorous. Did you find that to be true?

Karen: The English courses were hard, but a good kind of hard. Grace had to read pretty intense literature like Frankenstein, Beowulf, and Shakespeare. But the videos helped provide a background and make the texts more accessible. I was more involved with helping Grace with her English course, but it was fun for me. Sometimes she has a hard time starting essays and I think a lot of kids have trouble with that. I would get her started and then walk away and she would finish it all.

Grace: The English course taught me a lot. I really liked how I could have the course read aloud to me. The course included a summary after I read the text that helped explain the story.

Karen: Grace’s teachers responded to her questions really quickly. We were really impressed with the coursework too. There was a lot of repetition which was good because if she didn’t get it the first time she’d eventually get it. And she could go faster through sections she didn’t need as much practice with.

Grace Learns to be Organized at ALVS

Laura: What advice would you give to someone starting online school?

Grace: The advice I would give to someone just starting online high school is to stay organized. And, don’t get discouraged at the beginning because you don’t get to see your friends all the time. I know it was hard for me because I went from a social environment to working independently. I still got to hang out with friends from my old school, which helped.

Laura: Do you feel like graduating from ALVS has helped you outside of athletics?

Grace: Going to ALVS definitely taught me to be a lot more organized. In public school, I found it harder to stay organized because they give you so much stuff you wouldn’t use. At ALVS, I learned how to print out coursework and study sheets and put them into binders.

Karen: I think that ALVS has prepared her for online courses in college. She now has experience with online curriculum and tracking her progress. 

Learn More About Earning an ALVS High School Diploma

Congratulations to Grace on earning your ALVS high school diploma and moving on to the next level in athletics and academics at Texas A&M!

For more information about our accredited private online high school, call 206-489-1079 or visit https://www.apexlearningvs.com/our-full-time-academy/.

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About the Author:

Laura serves as Senior Program Manager for Apex Learning Virtual School. Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Seattle Pacific University in 2005 with a major in English Literature and a minor in Professional Writing. She has also been a girls’ volleyball coach for ages 12-16 for over 10 years.
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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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

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 orders@qualitysciencelabs.com. 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 orders@qualitysciencelabs.com. 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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Course Materials

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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Course Materials

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

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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Course Materials

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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Course Materials

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

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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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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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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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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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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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 Chinese-English, English-Chinese Dictionary
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Course Materials

Semester 1: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 1: Optional

  • Any Chinese-English, English-Chinese Dictionary
×
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
×
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
×
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
×
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
×
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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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

One Semester

TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus Calculator

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