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 2021-2022 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. 


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

Intro the Theatre

Our Town by Thornton Wilder ISBN: 978-0060512637

Fences by August Wilson ISBN: 0452264014

The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman: 168411597

Myths & Legends

No required textbook for 2021-2022


An online edition of the required material can be found out: https://opentextbc.ca/introductiontopsychology/ 


ISBN# 978-125


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/.


*Textbook and codes must be purchased.

 ISBN: 978-1-68005-799-7


Spanish I

*Code Only (no textbook required)

 ISBN: 978-1-68004-491-1

Spanish II & III

*Code Only (no textbook required)

 ISBN: 978-1-68004-637-3

Honors Spanish 

*Code Only (no textbook required)

 ISBN: 978-1-68004-689-2

Students need to have their textbooks by the first week of school. Less expensive options for textbooks include renting or buying used copies from Amazon.com. If purchasing a used textbook, please be sure it’s the correct edition.

Required materials for English 9, 10, 11 (regular), 12 (regular):

One Composition Notebook
One Inch Three-Ring Binder
Loose Leaf Paper
Pens: No color preference, but the ink must be readable (no neons or pastels)

Instructor will provide copies of any additional materials to be covered in class. Students are responsible for purchasing print copies (no e-books) of the following:

9th Grade

The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger ISBN: 978-0316769174

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros ISBN: 978-0679734772

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo ISBN: 978-0-06-266281-1

10th Grade

The Crucible by Arthur Miller ISBN: 9780142437339

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald ISBN: 979-8581484234

Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry ISBN: 978-0679755333

Novels and Stories: Shirley Jackson by Shirley Jackson:1598530720

11th Grade (Regular)

And then there Were None by Agatha Christie ISBN: 978-0-06-2073448-8

The Hobbit by JRR TOLKIEN, ISBN: 978-0547928227

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote ISBN: 0679745580

The Odyssey by Homer, ISBN: ‎ 978-0140268867

11th Grade (Honors)

The Handmaid’s Tale ISBN 978-0385490818

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Revised Edition: ISBN 9780062301673

12th Grade (Regular)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde ISBN: 0451530454

Salome by Oscar Wilde ISBN: 978-1623750992

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll ISBN:978-1442465961

Beloved by Toni Morrison ISBN: 1-4000-3341-1

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff: 0062292072

Monsters: A Bedford Spotlight Reader,  ISBN: 9781319056339.

12th Grade (Honors)

They Say/I Say  The Moves that matter in academic writing with readings 4th Edition ISBN 978-0393631685 


No required text. 

Algebra I

ISBN# 978-0-13-328114-9


ISBN# 9780133500417

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# 9780547212906 and TI-84 Calculator








AB Calculus Summer Packet 2021


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

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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

1. Coopman, S. J. & Lull, J. (2017).Public Speaking: The Evolving Art(4th Edition). Stamford, CT: Wadsworth Publisher.  

Book ISBN: 978-1-337-10756-3 

Loose-leaf Edition ISBN: 978-1-337-10984-0 


2. Underhill, J. C. (2018). Fundamentals of Speech Communication Workbook. Kendall Hunt Publishing. Make sure the REVISED edition is purchased. You may NOT use a “used” workbook.      

Textbooks should all be available in the Marshall bookstore. 


Interpersonal Communications

Spring semester

1. Ross, R.S., Ross, G.M., & Seipke, H.L. (2009). Relating and interacting: An introduction to interpersonal communication (2nd ed.). BVT Publishing. 

Can be purchases on Amazon or from Publisher etc.. They have new and used books.



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