At St. Joseph Central Catholic High School, parents purchase textbooks directly from online sources.

The school does not own textbooks for its students.   You can find textbooks needed for our courses by clicking on the various subject areas below.

No required text for the 2022-2023 school year. 

*Note:  A textbook may be required by Marshall University if you wish to enroll in the course for dual credit.  More information will be given in class for the dual credit course. 

Creative Writing

No required text for 2022-2023.

Cultural Exploration Through Music

No required textbook for 2022-2023

Current Events

No required textbook for 2022-2023


An online edition of the required material at be found at: https://opentextbc.ca/principlesofeconomics/ 

Myths & Legends

No required textbook for 2022-2023


Check back for 2022-2023 textbook information. 


ISBN# 978-1259405235


General Art

Recommended Student Material List

Cardstock or Mixed Media Paper

Fine point permanent markers

Colored Pencils



AP 2D Art and Design

8.5x 11 Multi-Media grade Wirebound Sketchbook (or larger if preferred) <- Used in class and at home/Graded Daily/Mandatory Immediately

Fine point permanent markers

Colored Pencils

Watercolor Palette and Brushes




Amazon list provided below for examples: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/SKGS3MZ3L3PF?ref_=wl_share

All foreign language textbooks should be purchased from https://vistahigherlearning.com/school/SJCCHS/.

French I

*Textbooks and codes must be purchased.

 ISBN: 978-1-68005-799-7


French II

You will continue to use the textbook you used in French I.  If you do not have a French I textbook, you must purchase the one listed above. 


Spanish I, II, & III

No textbook is required (material will be provided during class). 


Spanish IV Honors

  • Supersite Plus w/ vText (36 Month Access) 
  • Online Student Activity Manual Workbook (WebSAM)

ISBN: 978-1-54331-598-1


AP Spanish:  Language and Culture

Workbook and code must be purchased. 


Students are responsible for purchasing print copies (no e-books) of the following:

9th Grade

1st quarter:   Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
2nd quarter: Romeo and Juliet, No Fear Shakespeare
3rd quarter: Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds
4th quarter: Swallowing Stones by Joyce McDonald

10th Grade (Regular)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: ISBN-13 979-8745274824

We Were Liars by e. lockhart: ISBN-13 978-0385741279

Passing by Nella Larsen: ISBN-13 978-0593437841

Othello (No Fear Shakespeare Edition) by Shakespeare, ed. by Sparknotes: ISBN-13 978-1586638528

10th Grade (Honors)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: ISBN-13 ‏ ‎ 978-1673287882

Monster by Walter Dean Myers: ISBN-13 ‏  978-0064407311

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson: ISBN-978-0143039983

Grendel  by John Gardner: ISBN-13 978-0679723110

Beowulf  by Seamus Heaney: ISBN-13 978-0393320978

11th Grade (Regular)

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath: ISBN-13 ‏  978-0060837020

One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey: ISBN-13 ‏ ‎ 978-0451163967

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes: ISBN-13 ‏ ‎ 978-0156030083

The Yellow Wallpaper by Catherine Perkins Gilman: ISBN-13  ‎978-1684222278

11th Grade (Honors)

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Revised Edition by Thomas C. Foster: ISBN-13: 978-0062301673

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote: ISBN-13: 978-0679745587

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood: ISBN-978-0525435006

12th Grade (Regular)

Columbine by Dave Cullen: ISBN-13 ‏ 978-1787477094

The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman: ISBN-13]‏ 978-0679406419

Dopesick by Beth Macy: ISBN-13 ‏ ‎ 978-0316551304

12th Grade (Honors)

They Say/ I Say (With Readings) 5th edition by Gerald Graff & Cathy Birkenstein: ISBN-13: 978-0393538731


No required text. 

Algebra I

ISBN# 978-0-13-328114-9


ISBN# 9780133185829

Algebra II


Concepts & Applications -MTH 121B

ISBN-10: 0321914627


All students must have a TI – 30XS calculator for this course.

College Algebra(MTH127)/Statistics(STA 225)


ISBN: 9780321640314


ISBN# 9781259345289 and a TI-84 Calculator.








Financial Algebra

*Students must purchase the textbook and workbook for this course.

[0538449675] [9780538449670] Financial Algebra, 1st Edition-Hardcover

Textbook: ISBN 0538449675

Workbook: ISBN 9780538449700

Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry (MTH 122)

ISBN# 9780547219929 and TI-84 Calculator








AP Calculus AB/BC

ISBN# 978-1506263946 Each student must have a new copy of the 2022-2023 edition. 

TI-84 Graphing Calculator! 


No textbooks are required for the 2021-2022 school year for PE/Health. 


Physical Science (9th)

CPO Science – Foundations of Physical Science (third edition 2018).

ISBN 978-1-62571-845-7

This textbook can be ordered directly from the textbook company by the following steps:

  • Call 1-800-225-3739 to place an order
  • Use the item number 1576056

Image result for ISBN 978-1-62571-845-7

Biology (10th)

 ISBN: 978-0-393-68979-2

Chemistry I (11th)

An online edition of the textbook can be found at: https://openstax.org/details/books/chemistry-2e

Honors Chemistry I (11th)

An online edition of the textbook can be found at: https://openstax.org/details/books/chemistry-2e

AP Chemistry

An online edition of the textbook can be found at: https://openstax.org/details/books/chemistry-2e

AP Biology

 ISBN# 978-1947172401

*If purchasing physical copy- paperback edition is not in color, so hardback edition should be purchased for physical copies

*A downloadable version may be used for this class. A free download is available on OpenStax using the link below


AP Environmental Science

Image for 9780357436325 from NGLStore ISBN: 978-0-357-43632-5

AP Physics

PhysicsISBN# 9780133539677

Anatomy and Physiology

An online edition of the textbook can be found at: https://openstax.org/details/books/anatomy-and-physiology


ISBN: 978-1337097505

*Cheapest Option:  https://www.cengage.com/micro/3729201


 ISBN: 978-1305084766

*A link to a PDF version of the textbook will be given out when classes start.  You do not need to purchase the Engineering textbook. 


No required textbook for 2021-2022.

Intro to Public Speaking

Fall semester

ISBN: 9781260412871

Textbook and online connect access my be purchased from the MU bookstore.  *Students may purchase the only connect version only. 


Interpersonal Communications

Spring semester

Check back for information on the 2022-2023 required textbooks. 

Students MAY purchase e-books.

History 9

ISBN# 9780077504908

History 10 and 11

An online edition of the required course material can be found at: http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/index.cfm 

Honors History 11

An online edition of the required course material can be found at: http://www.americanyawp.com/

History 12

An online edition of the required course material can be found at: https://www.civiced.org/resourcecenter/index.php

Honors History 12

Achieve Read & Practice for The Making of the West, Value Edition (1-Term Access) by Lynn Hunt; Thomas R. Martin; Barbara H. Rosenwein; Bonnie G. Smith - Sixth Edition, 2019 from Macmillan Student Store


The Achieve & Read provides access to online work and the textbook.  This will be an e-book.  Students will need to purchase access twice to the platform for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 terms.

AP Government

 ISBN: 978-1452240039

AP Human Geography

 ISBN: 978-1118793145

Theology A 

ISBN# 9781594716218

ISBN# 9781594711862

Theology B 

ISBN# 9781594711886



Theology C 

ISBN# 9781594711435

ISBN# 9781594711237


Theology D 

ISBN# 9781599823294

The History of the Church, Semester Edition: Peter V. Armenio:  9781936045150: Amazon.com: Books

ISBN 978-1-936045-15-0