The academic departments evaluate course materials annually and then select the resources they believe will best promote learning for the following school year. Jesuit recognizes the high cost of textbooks and as such will provide digital texts to students at no additional cost whenever possible. Hardback copies of these books are not necessary but have been listed on the booklist should a student wish to purchase a hard/paper copy in addition to the digital copy. Jesuit does not provide digital texts for all classes. Families are responsible for acquiring all remaining texts. Please read course notes carefully to see which books will be provided for your son.
Follett Virtual Bookstore is Jesuit's preferred online bookseller. Jesuit's online book sales through Follett should be available on July 18. Follett will run a promotional sale for books purchased through their site on July 18-July 21 and offer a 10% discount on used and rental books when using the promo code TEXT10 at checkout. Book sales from their site will be available after student schedules for 2017-18 have been released. They have been furnished with Jesuit's booklist and have the titles listed by course and in stock. For families that have purchased from Follett before, the company has made some changes to their website that should make the process easier.
Math and Science faculty will be using the TI-84 graphing calculator in classroom demonstrations and we encourage students to have the same. For your convenience, this calculator is available in the Ranger Connection. You may also purchase the calculator wherever is convenient for you. As applicable to your son, please review the following standardized testing calculator standards: PSAT; SAT; ACT; AP Exams. See your teacher or counselor if you have any questions.
Please direct any questions regarding course materials to Mark Batik.
- What is Jesuit’s relationship with Follett Virtual Bookstore?
- Are we required to purchase books from Follett Virtual Bookstore?
- May I purchase books from other Jesuit students?
- Can I purchase my textbooks used?
- Why do I see multiple ISBNs for some books?
- I’m trying to log in and I don’t remember my Student ID? How can I get it?
Follett Virtual Bookstore is Jesuit’s official online bookstore. Jesuit has provided them with our master book list to make shopping for textbooks very convenient and reliable. Books are listed by department and class and for many titles, you can choose between new and used copies. Most titles are in-stock and will arrive at your door within a few days depending on shipping options chosen.
You are under no obligation to purchase books from Follett Virtual Bookstore. You can shop from other online vendors like Amazon, Ecampus, and Booksamillion or traditional book stores like Barnes and Noble. However, be advised that you should conduct your search using the ISBNs on your customized book list and select a shipping option that will allow sufficient opportunity for the vendor to deliver the book in time for the beginning of classes. You may also purchase from smaller vendors and individuals at online sites like Amazonmarket.com or Half.com.
Yes. Many Jesuit families sell or trade books to each other. To help with this process, we have created an application on Moodle (look for “Buy and Sell Textbooks” at the top of the Moodle Homepage.) With this simple database, you can list books you have for sale or search for textbooks others are selling. Be sure to use the ISBN from your customized book list to be certain you are buying the correct textbook.
Most of our textbooks can be purchased used. Items marked with a green check-mark on your customized book list are consumable workbooks and cannot be used. Items marked “New” are new to the Jesuit book list or represent an updated edition of a title we have previously used. You may be able to find these books used if purchasing outside the Jesuit community. Always check the ISBNs. When buying used English paperbacks or Foreign Language books, be conscientious about the amount of writing in them. Some instructors perform book checks and disallow books with too many annotations.