Register for E-Books
We are very busy making preparations for the start of the 2017-2018 school year. With that comes the ordering of textbooks for our students. Three years ago we introduced e-textbooks for students in grades 9-12 and this past school year we offered it to students grades 7-12. We want to continue to offer the use of e-textbooks to students in grades 8-12. We found this past year that a majority of students in 7th grade needed the year to transition into a middle school environment and that the use of e-textbooks became a distraction. Therefore we will not be offering e-textbooks to 7th grade students and beginning with the 2018-2019 school year will just be offering a digital text to students in grades 9-12. E-textbooks are not a requirement for students. If a student does not register for e-textbooks they will be issued hard bound textbooks for the 2017-2018 school year.
In order to have an e-textbook, a student will need to have a device on which they can download the app that will support the e-textbook. The most convenient device is a tablet. If your child would like to use an e-textbook we would highly recommend purchasing one that has IOS or android software. These tablets run in price from $49.99 and up. BJU press allows your e-textbook to be licensed to 4 devices; a tablet, home computer, grandma’s computer, phone, etc. Phones will not be acceptable devices to use in the classroom. We have been told that the new google Chromebook have the capability to download the app necessary for any BJU textbooks. Please note we will not give students wireless passwords for textbook use. If you do not have a device that can download the book on an app then this device cannot be used in school.
Students can have their textbooks in both e-format and hard copy. If they choose to have both formats, there will be an additional fee per book.
The textbooks that are available in e-format for the 2016-2017 will be the following:
Eight Grade: Earth Science and American Republic
Ninth Grade: – All English Lit texts (honors and regular), Physical Science, Bible and World History
Tenth Grade: – All English Lit texts (honors and regular), Government/Economics, Bible and Biology
Eleventh Grade: – All English Lit texts (honors and regular), U.S. History, Spanish I, Chemistry, and Bible
Twelfth Grade: All English lit texts (honors and regular) , Senior Bible, Spanish II, and Physics
The rising seniors of UGCS will need to make note that the material for Senior Worldview Bible is all digital and they will need a tablet to access this material. There is an app that they will use for this material. This app will work on an Ipad 2 (or better), Android 4 or any computer or device running Google Chrome. It will not work on any Amazon Kindle Fire device, Mozilla Firefox browser or Apple’s Safari browser.
If your high school student wants to use e-textbooks for the 2017-2018 school year please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please call Mr. Steinhaus.
This form needs to be completed by Friday, June 20. If a student wishes to have an e-textbook after this date, there will be an additional charge for each book ordered.