How to Prepare for High School Academics

Is Your Middle Schooler Ready for High School Classes?

Strengthen Your Student’s Academic Foundation During Middle School 

Mother Helping Son With Homework At Home

You’ve probably heard that your student’s academic performance in 9th grade is a strong indicator of how they will do in subsequent grades. You may have heard teachers, counselors, or other parents talk about how to prepare for high school academics. But what does that actually mean? In this article, I’ll break it down for you.

The transition from middle school to high school is a big one. When your student enters 9th grade, grades start to matter more, social dynamics among classmates shift, and your student has to familiarize with a new school, all while preparing for college. There’s a lot for your son or daughter to experience and a lot for you to try to figure out as a parent!  

In this article, I walk you through how to prepare your student for high school by strengthening their academic foundation in middle school. I’ll help you: 

  • understand the three essential skills middle schoolers should work on;
  • identify key skills  learned before high school by subject area;
  • assess your student’s skills in math, reading, and writing; and
  • close your student’s skill gaps and prepare for high school entrance exams. 

What is a Strong Academic Foundation? 

One of the essential goals of your student’s middle school career should be to create a strong academic foundation. “Creating a strong foundation” is different than merely getting good grades. As so many students know, it’s quite possible to get an A in a course without feeling like you’ve really learned much (or grown in that area of study in a way that will impact your long-term academic progress).  

But how is a strong academic foundation built during middle school?

A strong academic foundation occurs when your student practices and develops essential learning skills, as well as fundamental skills in math, science, English, and social studies. Success in high school classes are dependent on these skills being in place.

Identify and Pracitce Essential Skills

High school preparation is more than just being good at math, or English, or science, or social studies. It’s also about the overarching skills that are used in all learning activities.

Regardless of your student’s academic and/or career path, your student should begin developing the following three essential skills in middle school to be successful in high school and beyond:  

  1. Learn independently 
  2. Think critically 
  3. Write with clarity 

When you were in school you probably wondered, “what’s the point of learning how to write a thesis statement?”. I bet your son or daughter has wondered that, too. Well, if you can help your student connect an activity in school to one of the three skills, you can help them think of it as important training instead of a chore. Seeing learning as an opportunity will set them up for success in the future.

Essential Skill 1: Learn Independently 

learning to learn independently is an essential skill for success later.Regardless of where life takes your student, there will definitely be times they will need to learn a thing or two on thier own. We might also call this “learning to learn.” I still remember my mother telling me that the purpose of going school is to learn how to learn, not to master all the material immediately.  

Sure, it’s absolutely fine for your student to ask you lots of questions and to seek clarification when they are confused about an idea or assignment. However, it’s equally important that they learn how to seek those answers for themselves.

So how do you get good at this? Practice.  

Next time you feel like your student doesn’t understand something, try encouraging them to patiently read over the material again. Keep a positive attitude: tell them that you know that they are totally capable of finding the answers to their questions since they have all the information in front of him.  

Of course, you will still want your student to ask for help when they need it, but when they figure something out on their own it will give them a contagious boost of confidence.  

Essential Skill 2: Think Critically

No doubt you’re familiar with the mysterious phrase “critical thinking,” but what does it mean? To “think critically” is to carefully evaluate information and make a judgment based on reason and facts, rather than emotion, bias, or any other predisposition. This is easier than it sounds, though it takes practice to make critical thinking a habit. 

This process involves learning to consider alternative perspectives, recognize one’s own biases, develop an eye for important details, and to “think outside of the box” to imagine creative solutions to problems. 

In order to practice active, reflective thought, try to encourage your student to learn critical reading habits. Have your student implement the following approach to reading: pause after each paragraph to assess 1) its main idea and 2) how the paragraph contributes to the overall purpose of that text. This strategy can work for any kind of reading.

Essential Skill 3: Write with Clarity 

Father and daughter using laptopIt’s easy to think of writing as a skill that only matters for English class. Your student may wonder, “in what real-world situation will I ever need to know how to write an effective topic sentence or thesis paragraph?”. This is certainly a fair question. The purpose of learning the structure, organization, and strategies of academic writing is to improve the clarity of your student’s communication.  

Writing challenges your student to collect their thoughts, organize them, and articulate them in a focused way in order to achieve a goal. There are lots of ways to become a good writer, but the biggest, most overarching skill to practice is writing with clarity.  

The best way to practice writing with clarity is to take the process of revision seriously. Make sure your student takes the time to revise all written work. During this process of revision, consider the following: cut unnecessary words, shorten longer sentences where possible, choose active verbs, eliminate unnecessary repetition of words/phrases, transform passive voice to active voice, and (most importantly) make sure each sentence communicates exactly what the writer is trying to express.

Communication is only effective if it is understood. By carefully choosing their words and structuring arguments in a logical way, your student can become a great communicator, which will help them in all of their high school classes.  

Get the High School Readiness Quiz

Understand Key Skills by Subject

There are key skills by subject that your student should master or at least be familiar with by the time they enter high school. After I list the skills by subject, I’ll provide links to a few tests you can use to easily assess your student.

Now, I’ll show you how to prepare for high school coursework in 9th grade.  It’s important to be aware of the key skills your student should master for each subject by the time they enter high school. 

The skills are sometimes called “learning standards” or “learning objectives”.  Please note that they can vary by school, district, or state. For a more specific list of standards, ask the teachers and/or guidance counselors at your student’s school.

Key Math Skills 

In general, the best way know if your student has a strong math foundation is if they can not only apply fundamental math concepts but also articulate why they work.  Your son or daughter’s math foundation should include computational skills, or how to do things without a calculator, as well as an understanding of the following general mathematical principles (from Maneuvering-the-Middle): 

  • Order of Operations  
  • Proportions 
  • Integer Operations 
  • Solving Equations 
  • Measures of Central Tendency 
  • Percents 
  • Substitution 

Key Science Skills

At the end of middle school, your student should have some familiarity with life science, earth science, and physical science. Ideally, they should be comfortable with the following scientific skills and processes: 

  • Design and conduct scientific investigations using the process of inquiry. 
  • Design and conduct an experiment independently and as a group.
  • Predict and explain the outcomes of an investigation.
  • Record and analyze data to develop a conclusion. 
  • Record and analyze data to develop a conclusion.
  • Revise and assess the investigation. 

The list above was inspired by this Catholic School’s roundup of middle school science benchmarks by grade. For more information on science standards by grade and topic, visit the National Science Teacher’sAssociation 

Key English Skills 

The three essential skills that I mentioned earlier (learning independently, thinking critically, and writing with clarity) are critical for your student to succeed in high school English classes. They should also be familiar with:

  • Persuasive writing 
  • Expository writing 
  • 5-paragraph essay model 
  • Reading comprehension (SAT-style) 
  • Poetry interpretation 
  • Defining words using roots, prefixes, suffixes 
  • Grammar 

The list above is based on my own experience as a middle school English teacher and reflects the common core standards for English Language Arts. 

Key Social Studies Skills  

According to the National Council for Social Studies, the ten themes that form the backbone of social studies for grades pre-K through 12 are: 

  • Culture 
  • Time, Continuity, and Change 
  • People, Places, and Environments 
  • Individual Development and Identity 
  • Individuals, Groups, and Institutions 
  • Power, Authority, and Governance 
  • Production, Distribution, and Consumption 
  • Science, Technology, and Society 
  • Global Connections 
  • Civic Ideals and Practices 

Your student should have a basic familiarity with each of these themes.

Assess Your Student’s Skills  

Want a way to check your student’s proficiency in critical thinking, math, reading, and other middle school skills? Use our middle school readiness quiz  to help you gauge your student’s readiness.
Have your student take one of the following assessments to identify skill gaps. 

  • Math: The ADAM K-7 by Let’s Go Learn ($25) assesses your student’s math skills learned during grades K through 7. 
  • Reading: DORA by Let’s Go Learn ($25) assesses your student’s reading abilities for grades K through 12. 
  • Math, Reading, and Writing: Practice PSAT by the College Board (free) assesses your student’s problem solving, critical thinking, and writing skills at the high school level.  

Get the High School Readiness Quiz

Read Test Results with a Growth Mindset 

“In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. […] In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.”  – Carolyn Dweck

I still remember how important the growth mindset was in my own education. I once came home in tears from elementary school because “I couldn’t do take away.” My mother reassured me that I was going to school to learn and I just hadn’t learned subtraction yet 

When looking at your student’s test results, use a growth mindset. If they have a skill gap in math, it just means they haven’t mastered that skill yet. If their reading level is not quite at grade level, it just means they haven’t reached that level yet

The power of the growth mindset is that it transforms effort and difficulty into an opportunity to get smarter, instead of another chance to fail. Watch this 11-minute TED Talk featuring Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist, to learn more about growth mindset.   

Close Skill Gaps  

Address your student’s skill gaps in math, reading, and writing before they enter high school. Enlist the help of their teachers, school counselors, or tutors for help and resources. The solutions may be as simple as targeted practice time or one-on-one sessions with a teacher, tutor, or school specialist. 

For a more comprehensive solution, Apex Learning Virtual School offers math and English foundations courses. Each course is two semesters in length. Your student may only need to take one semester depending on their skills gaps. 

Your student can take these online courses anytime, anywhere, and at their own pace. They can complete them after school, on the weekends, or over the summer. 

These courses will challenge your student to learn independently, but they won’t be alone. A certified teacher will grade work, provide individualized feedback, and offer guidance. Plus, online tutors are available to help in real-time, Monday through Friday. 

Get the High School Readiness Quiz

Conclusion

One of the best ways you can help your student prepare for high school is to make sure they have a strong academic foundation.

That means that your student develops three essential skills in middle school: learning independently, thinking critically, and writing with clarity.  

It also means that you discover and address your student’s academic skill gaps before they enter high school, especially in math and reading. You can use inexpensive tools like the ADAM K-7 math assessment and the DORA reading assessment to see your student’s strengths and weaknesses.  

middle schoolerEncourage your student to use a growth mindset of “I don’t know how to do that yet” when you review the results with them. This will help your student challenge themselves to learn skills they haven’t yet mastered, rather than lead to feelings of failure.  

To help address skill gaps, enlist the support of your student’s school. Work with their teachers and counselors on ways to address the skill gaps inside and outside the classroom. Or, consider enrolling your student in an online course that reviews skills learned in grades 3-8.  

A comprehensive course taught by a certified teacher will help your student gain confidence and understanding with lots of practice and support. I recommend Math Foundations I, Math Foundations II, and English Foundations I, and English Foundations II from Apex Learning Virtual School.  

Academics is a huge part of high school. Your student’s transition from middle school to high school will be much smoother if you know how to prepare them for high school academics.

But academics aren’t the whole story. That’s why in my next blog post I’ll show you how to make sure your student starts to build healthy social, organizational, and personal habits before they enter high school. 

By |2019-04-29T12:09:05-07:00February 21st, 2019|Blog, Education, Tips|0 Comments

About the Author:

Chris Taylor has taught English at the middle school, high school, and university levels. Originally from Cleveland, OH, Chris graduated from The University of Texas with a PhD in English Literature. He has taught and tutored hundreds of students over the past decade. He currently works as a private tutor as well as an online tutor for Apex Learning Virtual School. He enjoys helping students one-on-one with their math, science, English, and social studies courses.
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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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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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

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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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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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

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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Course Materials

No required or optional materials.

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Course Materials

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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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

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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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

  • 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
×
Course Materials

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

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

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

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

Semester 1: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 1: Optional

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

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

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

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

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

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

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

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

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

Semester 1: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 1: Optional

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

Semester 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semester 2: Optional

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

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

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

×
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
×
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
×
Course Materials

Semesters 1 and 2: Required

  • Microphone

Semesters 1 and 2: Optional

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

No required or optional 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
×
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
×
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
×
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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