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This guide provides helpful resources as you prepare for the 2017-2018 school year.


The following advanced High School courses require a textbook which must be purchased before classes begin. All other course textbooks are covered as a part of tuition.

Dual Credit Ethics
Instructor: Jimmy Hensley, Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues, Concise Edition (Eighth Edition), by Barbara MacKinnon and Andrew Fiala 2015, Wadsworth Publishing, ISBN 978-1305077508
Dual Credit Composition
Instructor: Melody Barrow, Everything's an Argument, with Readings, Seventh Edition, Bedford/St. Martins: A Macmillan Education Imprint (publisher), ISBN: 978-1-4576-9864-4 (paperback)/978-1-319-01632-6 (hardcover).
AP Literature and Composition
Instructor: Sharon Bryant, No text to be purchased. You will be purchasing copies of several novels/plays that we will order when school starts.
AP World History
Instructor:  Lynda Morse, Title: World Civilizations "The Global Experience" , AP edition, 5th edition, ISBN: 0-13-220699-4 An Essential Coursebook, 2nd Edition Author:  Ethel Wood ISBN#978-0-9831766-2-6
AP & Dual Credit US History (Same Book)
Instructor: Jordan Elam, Title: The American Pageant (AP edition), 14 edition, Authors:  Kennedy, Cohen, Bailey, Publisher: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, ISBN 10: 0-547-16662-1
AP Government (No textbook required for Macroeconomics)
Instructor: Jordan Elam, Title: American Politics Today: Essentials 5th Edition
Authors: Bianco and Canon, ISBN: 978-0-393-63070-1
Dual Credit Algebra
Instructor: Molly Williams, Blitzer, College Algebra, 6e, Robert Blitzer, Pearson, ISBN 978-0-321-78228-1
AP & Dual Credit Calculus (Same Book)
Instructor: Melanie Hurt, ISBN 978-0-547-21290-6
AP Chemistry
Instructor: Laurie Mishio, Chemistry, The Central Science-AP Edition, 12th ed. Brown, Lemay. ISBN 0-13-217508-8
Dual Credit Spanish 3 & 4
Instructor: Barbara Treat, Vistas 4th edition (Author Blanco / Donley), ISBN 978-1-60576-881-6, Vistas 4th edition Workbook
ISBN 978-1-60576-898-4, Vistas 4th edition Lab manual ISBN 978-1-60576-899-1

AP Physics 1
Instructor: Joel Kulp,  No text purchase required (text is available online at ). You will be purchasing a workbook and WebAssign subscription, which we will order when school starts.
Junior Bible
ESV, NIV, NASV, NRSV, or HCSB. ESV Study Bible is recommended.

Summer Reading


Elementary School

By participating in our summer reading program, you may earn Lunch in the Library to be announced at the beginning of the fall semester. Choose the grade level that you will enter in the fall of 2017 and read for the number of minutes required as listed below.

Record your minutes at
Find the section titled “Kids & Families” and click “Go Now” Click “Login” and use the username and password provided. The cut off for Lunch in the Library will be August 15th.

Entering 1st - 150 minutes (can be read together)
Entering 2nd - 200 minutes
Entering 3rd - 250 minutes
Entering 4th - 300 minutes
Entering 5th - 350 minutes

Middle School

Current students will be given a copy to take home.  New families may obtain a copy from the Administration Building beginning May 23rd.

6th Grade - Holes by Louis Sachar
7th Grade - The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
8th Grade - The Giver by Lois Lowry

See our PTF page for school supplies lists.