Junior High Book Ordering

Jr. High families are responsible for securing the required books for their students. SVC will only be providing books which are not readily available to the public-at-large.  The following information will guide you through the Jr. High book process.

How will I know which books my Jr. High child needs?

You will need two documents to identify the required texts, workbooks and novels for your student:


  1. ISBN List – Every book is assigned a unique identification number, called the ISBN. Click here to access the ISBN list for the 2018-2019 Jr. High books.
  2. Student Course List – The courses your student will be taking are shown on the course list which was mailed to returning families in early June. You may also access the course list online through your ParentsWeb portal.

Where can I find the books I need to purchase for my student?

There are a number of wonderful online sites where you may secure books, both new and used.  Some of the most popular include amazon.com, abebooks.com, classroom.follettlearning.com and ecampus.com.

I entered the title of one of my child’s books and it came up with several different ISBN’s.  Can I use any of them?

We strongly recommend that you only purchase books with the precise ISBN’s listed on our document.  Even the slightest deviation in numbers can put your student at a disadvantage.  Your book search will be much more effective if you input the actual ISBN rather than the book name.

Is there a book search/price comparison site I can go to?

Yes – www.directtextbook.com is a clearinghouse which shows availability and pricing for a number of booksellers.  As with all of the other sites, it is important to input the precise ISBN listed on our document.

In looking at my child’s course list, I see a course which I may want to have changed.  How do I go about that?

SVC makes every effort to fulfill class course requests.  However, there are a number of factors which may prohibit such a change (e.g., the request is at odds with where a student is in his/her course progression, the requested change won’t “fit” into the student’s schedule, the requested new class may already be full).  If you would like to have one of your child’s courses changed, send an email to lrutman@svcschools.org.  Be sure to explain why you want the change, as well as which course you would like to have dropped and which one you would like to have added. Please also provide your preferred telephone contact number in the event we need to reach you by phone. NOTE:  Change requests will be reviewed over the summer, but changes will not be made until August. All requests will be reviewed in the order they are received. The last day to request a schedule change is Friday, August 24th. Requests received after that date will not be considered.

Since course changes are not guaranteed, you may want to prepare for the possibility that your child will remain in the classes listed on the enclosed grid and purchase the book(s) for those courses.  In the event your request is able to be processed, you can return the unneeded book(s).  Be sure to understand your bookseller’s return policy before purchasing something which you may send back.


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