As a Christian school with classical methods, Spring Branch Academy uses a lot more primary sources than textbooks. The following pages provide links to the required books for our five core subjects. Instructions for using the book lists are given below the links.
Mathematics – Prealgebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus/Trigonometry
Science – Nature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Language – Hebrew, Greek I, Greek II, Logic, Rhetoric
Theology – Theology I, Theology II, Theology III, Theology IV
Humanities – Humanities I, Humanities II, Humanities III, Public Policy
Note: The Bible class has only one textbook—the Bible. No version is specified.
Each entry is brief. For exact identification, click on the title. Ignore the book cover, which often changes. Pay attention to the publisher, the editor, and the edition. Note: The link is for identification only and is not necessarily a recommendation for purchase.
On some entries a “Note” has been added. Please pay close attention to these notes before obtaining any material.
The materials are listed not alphabetically, but in the order in which they are assigned throughout the year. Please obtain these materials before they are assigned.
You have four options for obtaining materials:
Online – More and more, items are being placed online for free, often as a pdf. In the book list, some of these free items have been linked. With regard to online material, please verify the correct edition and guard against pirated material.
Purchase – Used books are often sold very affordably through Amazon.com. Some books in the list have an alternative Dover Thrift Edition, which is very inexpensive. Some are quite affordable as electronic books, say, on a Kindle. If a title is simply too expensive or too difficult to obtain, parents should notify the teacher immediately. There may be a copy available to borrow. Please, please do not order an expensive book!
Library – Both the church and the academy have a library. Also, through inter-library loan at your local public library, you can obtain many of the books. Please plan well in advance for using inter-library loan, because it takes time for a book to arrive and you will only be allowed to keep a book for so long.
Parents – Other parents may have books from previous years that they would be willing to lend or give to your family. You may contact other parents in the Spring Branch Academy Book Swap. Please check that you have all the books, because the book list changes from year to year.
Final Note on Endorsement: These books are used for educational purposes. Some of them do not reflect the truth of the Bible; consequently, they do not have the endorsement of the academy or of Countryside Bible Church.