At North Cobb Christian School, it is our goal to make your textbook purchases as simple and cost-efficient as possible. In this age of technology, we believe it is critical for our students to have the best resources available to them at all times. We recognize that we can achieve that through a variety of new, used, and digital textbooks. Our textbook purchasing program will also give us an opportunity to address multiple learning styles and help our students raise the bar even higher in the area of academic achievement. Please read all of this information to help you understand the textbooks your student needs to purchase for the 2018-2019 school year at North Cobb Christian School.
The Upper School Textbook List includes all of the textbooks required for Upper School students for the 2018-2019 school year. Please note that it is very important to have your student's schedule in hand while you are looking at the textbook list. There are often different books to consider when you are looking at college prep, honors, and/or Advanced Placement classes. In every situation, if a book is available electronically, you are more than welcome to purchase the electronic version. All NCCS Upper School students are required to bring a laptop to school every day, so that is the device they will use to access their electronic textbooks. A phone or tablet is not an acceptable way to access digital material in the classroom.
We have selected Follett as our official textbook provider. Critical in our selection process was to choose a provider that is committed to keeping textbook costs low, offering new, used, and rental options, and one who has a user-friendly process for making purchases of printed and electronic textbooks. Follett serves more than 47 million students and has over 140 years experience in the textbook industry.
You will access the Follett by clicking [HERE] or going to www.ncchristian.bkstr.com. The bookstore will be live beginning July 10, 2018. Once you are at the site, select “Start Here” and enter your classes. Orders can also be placed by calling 800-621-4187.
In continual effort to provide the best customer service, we have changed the way we will deliver digital content for the 2018-2019 school year. As you find your on the textbook list, each class will note how you will order digital content. If you are required to have digital content for your class or if your class has a fee (see the list HERE), you do not need to order anything before school starts. Your FACTS account will be charged in July and due July 31, 2018. All required digital content will be delivered by your teacher in August.
If you choose not to go with Follett, that is completely fine, but please pay careful attention to ISBN numbers on the textbook spreadsheet if you choose to go with another vendor. Amazon.com and half.com often have new, used, and digital textbooks available at reasonable prices. Many of our textbooks will also be available at www.chegg.com , an online textbook rental vendor. If you go with Chegg, please notice that they usually rent books by the quarter or semester, so you will need to clarify that you need to rent it for the semester or year depending on how long the class lasts. We would recommend that you compare several different sites in order to get the best price available.
If you have any questions about purchasing your student's textbooks, please feel free to contact Krys West, NCCS Upper School Administrative Assistant by phone at extension 526 or email Krys West.